Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers

Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers- Grill something different. These burgers are loaded with your favorite Italian toppings like roasted red bell peppers, pepper rings, and fresh basil.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fusion, Italian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 large burgers
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 lb. ground Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb. ground Johnsonville Sweet or Mild Italian Sausage
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • Jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • Pepper rings
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 4 Kaiser rolls sliced in half and toasted


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 450 degrees F).
  • While the grill preheats, in a large bowl add the ground hot and sweet Italian sausage. Roll up your sleeves and use your hands to combine.
  • Form the meat into 4 balls, and lightly press each into 5-inch-wide, 1 1/4 –inch-thick patties. In the middle of each burger use your knuckle or thumb to make a 2-inch indentation (this will keep the burgers from puffing when grilled).
  • Place the patties on the preheated grill. Leave them undisturbed until grill marks form on the bottom, about 5-6 minutes. Flip the burgers and grill until the burgers feel firm and the other side is <g class="gr_ gr_86 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="86" data-gr-id="86">marked,</g> about 4-6 minutes. Remove the burgers from the grill and top each with a slice of Provolone cheese.
  • Move the burgers to the toasted Kaiser rolls and top with roasted bell peppers, pepper rings, and basil leaves.