Upstate NY Feast Style Sausage and Peppers Recipe

All I can say is this sandwich is fabulous!


My favorite time of the year in Upstate NY is when the Italian Feasts would start, usually July -September. They have them at Mt. Carmel in Utica, St. Anthony's in Utica, Sons of Italy just to name of few of my childhood home town favorites as a child. We use to be able to walk to St Agnes Church feast, long since gone now. Here is one of the must haves at any Italian feast. I make my own Italian sub rolls, Italian homemade sausage and now lucky enough to grow my own peppers here in Florida, with the perfect weather we have makes this sub even better!

St. Anthony Church candle people come from all over in bus loads to line up for their pizza fritta, sausage, pizza and many other feast treat! Located in Utica NY.

8 hot Italian sausages or 8 Italian sweet sausage
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced (for me these are optional)
6 large Italianelle sweet or hot red peppers, seeded and sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
These are my babies this year! 

8  Italian sub rolls


Heat the oil in a large pan, over medium heat.


Add the sausages and cook, turning frequently.  You want them browned all over and this takes about 10 minutes.  Add the onions if using and stir up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.  Then after another 2 minutes, add the peppers, garlic, salt, pepper.  After lowering the heat cook for another 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are cooked through.

Split open the sub roll, add your sausage and top with peppers, garlic or onions.


 Addtional Options: Top with  Traditional Sunday Sauce or store bought marinara, mozzarella cheese, grating cheese and broil until cheese is browned and bubbling.


Toast your sub roll with butter and garlic powder for a garlicky buttery roll.


Top with fried mushrooms in addition to your peppers added while frying.


You can add whatever you like in spices, oregano, basil, parsley for an herb flavored sausage sandwich.

28 comments:

  1. What a tasty sandwich! It makes me think of a nice evening with friends. Bye dear, have a great we

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  2. What a tasty sandwich! It makes me think of a nice evening with friends. Bye dear, have a great we

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  3. What a gorgeous sandwich! Oh yes and I do miss the Italian feasts too. Ladies of Mt Carmel put on a great one every year in my neck of the woods too!!

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  4. That sammich is to die for!!!

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  5. Great sandwich and photos. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures.

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  6. I haven't had a good sausage sandwich in a long time. This is on my list for the weekend. Great shot Claudia!xo

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  7. Italian sausage is one of my favorites, but I have always used it in pasta dishes. Using it in a sandwich does sound delicious though and your pics are making me crave it! Thanks for sharing, Claudia.

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  8. Those photos make this sandwich crave worthy. My stomach is growling. I haven't had a sandwich like this in a long time. About time for my to change that with this recipe. Yummy!

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  9. That looks so good.. when I used to eat sausage, Hapanawicz was always my favorite. That's all I could think of when looking at that delicious photo.

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  10. I adore this sandwich and now you have me missing the Italian festivals. Impressed that you make your own buns and sausage (I don't!)so I know they are probably grander than the festivals. Enjoy your summer weekend!

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  11. I could so eat one of these right now! I remember the days when it was possible to go to San Gennaro in NYC. Way too crowded for me now, but local feasts are still fun.

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  12. That is one good looking sandwich. It sounds delicious as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. This is one of my dad's all time favorite sandwiches. Looks awesome!

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  14. Mmmmm, mmmmmm! What a mouthwatering sandwich! It's one of my favorites. We have a wonderful Italian butcher shop here in our small town that I visit faithfully every week. He and his brothers make all their own sausages, etc.--excellent. Your peppers look perfect for your great sandwich!

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  15. We love sausages here in the UK but the variety is probably different from the ones you have over there.Peppers and spices sounds like a good idea to add to any kind of sausage.

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  16. Looks delish, Claudia. It is great to grow veggies in your garden. The flavor is as is should be. I used to make sausage with my Dad as a little girl. There is nothing better than homemade Italian sausage.
    St. Anthony has always answered my prayers.
    Have a beautiful Sunday, Catherine xo

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  17. Yummy! I like sausage and peppers and my husband LOVES them! A real winner!

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  18. I love me a good "sawsage n' peppas" as we say in New York ; )

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  19. Oh yes! I grew up in upstate NY. I miss living there for all the food!

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  20. These sound wonderful! There's nothing like good Italian sausages, and these sandwiches look fantastic. Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch.

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  21. This classic Italian street food sausage sandwich is undeniably one of the best food treats of all times.....you are so lucky to have red peppers already; mine are still green. I remember growing up when my parents would take me to "South" Des Moines where the Italians predominantly lived and had their annual festivals . . . we would ALWAYS go for these sandwiches!!!! YUM-O!!!! PS....thanks for sharing last week on Fresh Food Friday! I so appreciate your constant participation!

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  22. Add ¼ cup of Chianti to kick it up a notch

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