Rocco DiSpirito's Italian Hot Dog

Added to Recipes on Tue 01/08/2013


Makes 4 servings


Olive oil cooking spray

4 links lean Italian turkey sausage, such as Jennie-O

7 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick

1 red pepper, sliced 1/2-inch thick

1 cubanelle pepper, sliced 1/2-inch thick

1/4 cup chopped tomatoes (no fat, sodium or sugar added), such as Pomi Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 whole-wheat split-top hot dog rolls, such as Matthew's Salad Rolls


Preheat the boiler.


Coat a large nonstick skillet with 8 seconds of cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the sausage links and cook until they are browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the sausages and place on a plate.


Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic to the skillet; cook until it starts to brown, about 1 minute, then add the onion and peppers. Cook until the peppers soften, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Return the sausages to the pan and simmer until they are fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and turn off the heat.


Split the hot dog rolls and toast them under the broiler until they are lightly browned. Place each roll on a plate; place 1 link of sausage on each roll, then top the sausage with the pepper and onion mixture.