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This simple recipe turns leftover buns turn into handheld pizza sandwiches. A few minutes under the broiler will create a warm and bubbly family favorite!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 pounds Italian sausage browned, drained and finely chopped
  • 2-4 ounces pepperoni slices diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8-10 ounces pizza sauce see note below
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 leftover hamburger or hot dog buns
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Combine all ingredients except buns and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add more pizza sauce if needed to hold other ingredients together.
  • Divide mixture into 8 portions and spread one portion on each half of a bun.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Place on a pan and broil in the oven until warm and bubbly.


Tomato sauce seasoned with Italian herbs and garlic makes an easy substitution for pizza sauce.
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