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Juicy Italian Sausage and Provolone Burgers – Recipe

These easy Italian sausage burgers are topped with melted provolone cheese, pesto, grilled red peppers and onions and only take 30 minutes to make!

The easiest way to make a burger is with Italian sausage because the meat is already seasoned! Topped with provolone cheese, grilled red peppers and onions, this burger is a summer crowd pleaser! This recipe takes about 30 minutes and makes 4 burgers.


  • 1 lb ground sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 4 ciabatta bread rolls
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • Pesto sauce 
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • Arugula (optional garnish)
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt


  1. Form 4 1/4 lb patties with ground Italian sausage.
  2. Place patties on a grill or griddle and cook each side.
    Note: Place provolone on patties to melt before removing from heat.  
  3. Grill red pepper and onion until charred, remove from heat and slice into strips. Toss with olive oil and sea salt. 
  4. For pesto recipe, click here.
  5. To assemble burgers, place the provolone covered patties in between sliced ciabatta bread. Add a spoonful of pesto and top with grilled onions and red peppers and optional arugula. 


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