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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers

Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers – sausages simmered in a zesty tomato sauce until they melt in your mouth, sandwiched between buns, then loaded with oozing, gooey mozzarella cheese! These bombers are perfect for the Big Game!

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers - easy and amazing for dinner or a party! | Kitchen Gidget

Did you know January is National Sunday Supper Month? I had no idea, but there is a whole month dedicated to family meal time.

This is my first time contributing to Sunday Supper and I am so thrilled to be a part of the community!

We’re closing out the month with recipes focused on another event that brings family (and friends) together – football!

As a child, I was blessed to have supper around the table with my family every night of the week.

Those times bonded and grew us in ways I didn’t understand, but it is something I practice with my husband and a tradition we will continue with our future children.

We encourage families to make time for a sit-down dinner at least once a week!

You can find out more about Sunday Supper at the end of this post along with.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers - easy and amazing for dinner or a party! | Kitchen Gidget

Now on to the food. I have an incredible recipe for you today! You will definitely want to make this one…for gameday, for dinner and every other chance you get!

It’s extremely easy and a hit with everyone. Touchdown!

This recipe is especially meaningful to me because it was passed down from my dad.

He makes his own sausage for these bombers, but I’ve simplified it by using Italian sausage links.

Use mild or spicy depending on your taste!

My dad simmers his on the stove for hours with peppers and onions, until the sausage takes on a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth quality.

With my version, you can pop everything in the slow cooker where it will cook and then stay warm throughout the party.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers - easy and amazing for dinner or a party! | Kitchen Gidget

The Italian sausage cheese bombers are served on sturdy rolls (hotdog buns won’t do) with mozzarella cheese – and lots of it!

These sandwiches aren’t called bombers for nothing! Serve with extra sauce if you like and enjoy the perfection that is meat, cheese and bread in one bite.

Be sure to check out my other amazing recipes for your football festivities and see what the Sunday Supper movement is cooking below! If you liked these Italian sausage cheese bombers, you can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers - easy and amazing for dinner or a party! | Kitchen Gidget

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Italian sausage simmered to slow cooked perfection, topped with melted mozzarella cheese and served on rolls!


  • 1 can (29oz) or 2 cans (15oz) tomato puree
  • 2 pounds of Italian sausage links, mild or spicy
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Crusty rolls (like hoagie buns) for serving, warmed


  • In a slow cooker, place the tomato puree, sausage links, bell pepper, onion and celery salt. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours, or until cooked through.
  • Serve sausages on rolls and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Notes

    Stove top method: In a large pot, brown sausages on all sides. Add the rest of the ingredients except for cheese and buns. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 3-4 hours until cooked through.

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    Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers - easy and amazing for dinner or a party! | Kitchen Gidget

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    Sue Lau

    Friday 19th of February 2016

    These look fabulous!

    Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

    Saturday 6th of February 2016

    Are you kidding me right now?! This sandwich looks amazing!


    Friday 5th of February 2016

    Oh wow! Just look at that cheese in the gif. That looks amazing!


    Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

    My husband would go crazy for these bombers, I will have to surprise him.


    Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

    If he's anything like my husband he will love them!

    Teri@The Freshman Cook

    Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

    Oh, my, my family will go crazy for these! They look amazing and all those flavors-YUM!