Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragú®} #NewTraDish

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When the fall breezes hit, is usually when I like to start cooking again. I constantly struggle with all the recipes I want to make because the reality is that we’re just super busy this time of year. Everything for our family revolves around Johnny’s current soccer schedule and he’s currently on two teams so it’s pretty hectic. When he doesn’t have games, he usually has practice. Sometimes he even goes from one practice to the next. By the time he gets home he’s crazy hungry and I like to try to have dinner ready. Sometimes that only leaves me with a 20 minute warning.


Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish


  • 2 Italian Sausage
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Spanish Onion, sliced
  • Handfull of Mushrooms
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • Fresh Baked Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1.5 Cups Ragú® Mushroom Sauce

Hubby has been asking for something new lately and when Ragú® recently asked me to take one of their classic recipes and make it work for my family I thought it was perfect timing. I’ve been looking at Italian sausage for a while but never really had a recipe for it but when I saw the Tuscan-Style Sausage Sandwiches I knew my family would definitely go for something like that.

I made the mistake of buying the fresh made sweet Italian sausage fresh from the butcher. If you buy prepared links you can usually slice them immediately.When they are fresh they just aren’t firm enough so I had an extra step of boiling the links for a few minutes before. Next, add a little oil (I used coconut but you could use olive oil) to a skillet and heat. Brown your links for a few minutes on each side and then slice. Continue cooking your sausage slices until there is no more pink and then add in your onion slices. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes. Stir and then add in all your peppers and cover again.

Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish

I let all the veggies simmer in the skillet, keep stirring occasionally.

Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish

Once I knew all my vegetables were cooked I added in the Ragú® Mushroom Sauce.

Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish

Stir completely.

Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish

Add to fresh baked bread sliced with a handful of shredded cheese.

Game Day Sausage Grinders {20 Minute Dinner Recipe with Ragu} #NewTraDish

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What’s your favorite game day meal?


  1. This recipe looks amazing! I feel like jumping into sweats and finding a sporting event to hang out at now.

  2. Stephanie says

    This sounds so yummy! But I love ragu ! 🙂

  3. Normally on game day I rely on store-bought pre-made trays. I figured they were easy and fine. They are fine, but not actually all that great or fun. Your sausage would be a huge hit at my house.

  4. My husband would love if I made something like this!

  5. Dijah W says

    That looks delicious!

  6. Printing this off now!
    I can not wait to give this recipe a whirl this weekend.
    Our weekends are so busy I am always looking for fast and healthy.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. That recipe does look really good! Thanks for sharing.

  8. This looks delicious and so easy to make. I think our friends would love these! Thanks.

  9. I still have some chicken sausage in the fridge… maybe I’ll make this with it.

  10. Leah says

    This looks absolutely delicious! My husband would love this!

  11. i haven’t had breakfast yet and now I’m hungry. This is the kind of meal where no one speaks, everyone is just chewing

  12. Now that is a sandwich!! Yum.

  13. I am happy anytime I can pair sausage with peppers! Yum. Love your recipe with Ragu. Will have to give it a try with the family.

  14. You had me at 20 minute dinner! I love Ragu, I grew up eating it. I haven’t tried that kind yet though!

  15. I may have to make these just for me and hubby. I know my kids wouldn’t eat them, but they look delicious to me!

  16. nicole says

    I love Ragu sauce for all my pasta dishes. Great sauce. Never had it in like a stir fry dish like this, I must try this. My favorite game day meal is homemade chili and cornbread.

  17. Maria Iemma says

    Delicious, I have never used Ragu sauce on my sausage and peppers. Thanks for the idea/recipe

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