Grilled Italian Sausage and Pepper Ciabattas
with Warm Marinara Dipper and Potato Wedges
These Italian-inspired sausage sammies are brimming with cheesy peppers and onions, piled on top of torn basil for a hit of freshness. The warm marinara is perfect for dipping those tasty wedges in!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
(Contains Barley, Milk, Wheat, Rye, Sesame, Soy, Oats)
Sweet Bell Pepper
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Lightly oil the grill. While you prep, preheat the grill to 500°F over medium-high heat. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch wedges. Add potatoes, half the garlic powder, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning and 1 tbsp oil to an unlined baking sheet. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, use 2 baking sheets, with 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning and a quarter of garlic powder per sheet.) Season with salt and pepper to taste, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through, until tender and golden-brown, 24-26 min. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, roast in the middle and top of the oven, rotating sheets halfway through.)
Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1/4-inch slices. Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/4-inch slices (whole onion for 4 ppl). Pick basil leaves from stems. Halve ciabatta. Arrange ciabatta on another unlined baking sheet. Add sausage and breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Season with pepper and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl), then combine. Form mixture into two 4-inch-wide patties (4 patties for 4 ppl).
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then peppers and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies soften slightly, 4-5 min. Add half the remaining garlic powder, then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec. Remove the pan from heat. Add 2 tbsp marinara sauce (dbl for 4 ppl), then stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover to keep warm.
Add remaining marinara sauce, remaining garlic powder, 1 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp Parmesan (dbl all for 4 ppl) to a small pot over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until Parmesan melts, 1-2 min. Remove the pot from heat. Cover to keep warm.
Add patties to one side of the grill. Close lid and grill patties, flipping once, until cooked through, 3-4 min per side.** Meanwhile, drizzle 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) over cut sides of ciabatta. After flipping patties, add ciabatta to the other side of the grill, cut-side down. Close lid and grill until toasted, 1-2 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on ciabatta so they don't burn!)
Stack veggies, remaining Parmesan, sausage patties, basil and spinach on bottom buns. Close with top buns. Divide ciabattas and potato wedges between plates. Serve warm marinara sauce alongside for dipping.