Hot and Spicy Hot Sausage Po’Boy Recipe

As I sit here staring at this hot sausage po’ boy sandwich, all I can think about is how great it feels to sink my teeth into the goodness of this New Orleans classic. Rich, flavorful sausages with just the right amount of spice nestled between crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and tangy dill pickles slices- all elevated by a perfectly balanced sauce that combines the bite of Tabasco with the savory depth of Worcestershire.

But don’t just take my word for it. As a culinary expert, I know what it means to create food that’s both delicious and memorable. This hot sausage po’ boy recipe is no exception. It’s a perfect blend of savory and spicy flavors that work together to create a taste sensation like no other.

So why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? If you’re looking for something bold and satisfying, come along with me as we dive headfirst into the world of the hot sausage po’ boy sandwich. You won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hot Sausage Po' Boy
Hot Sausage Po’ Boy

Picture this: A crispy golden French bread sandwich, piled high with succulent, juicy hot sausage patties, smoky andouille sausage, or tender chicken sausage. All of that goodness is topped off with juicy tomatoes, tangy red onion, dill pickle slices, and crisp lettuce. To add a little kick to it all, a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce and a dollop of spicy Tabasco sauce.

If you’re anything like me, that description already has your taste buds tingling with excitement. But believe me, the Hot Sausage Po’ Boy recipe I’m about to tell you about is so much more than just a sandwich.

This recipe is for anyone who craves bold and zesty flavors that excite the senses. Full of savory and spicy sausage, tangy pickles, and creamy mustard mayonnaise sauce, every bite explodes with flavor.

But it’s not just about the taste – this recipe is easy to make too! With simple instructions that even kitchen novices can follow, it can be whipped up in just 30 minutes.

Not only is this recipe delicious and easy to prepare but it’s also incredibly versatile. Whether you choose to stick with classic hot sausages or mix things up with shrimp or smoked sausage instead, the possibilities are endless.

In short, this Hot Sausage Po’ Boy recipe is perfect for foodies who want to indulge in new and exciting flavors and those looking to add a touch of New Orleans flair to their cooking. Trust me when I say; you’ll love this recipe!

Ingredient List

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Here are the ingredients you will need for this Hot Sausage Po’ Boy Sandwich Recipe:

  • 1 lb. Hot Italian Sausage
  • 4 crusty sub rolls, or 1 large French baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Lettuce and tomato slices
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Dill pickle slices
  • Mustard Mayonnaise Sauce:
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Creole Spice Mix:
    • 1 oz. Creole mustard powder
    • 2 packs Spicy Creole Seasoning
  • Cabbage Slaw Topping:
    • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly shredded
    • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

You can also customize this recipe by using different types of sausages such as andouille sausage or smoked sausage. And for seafood lovers, you can make a variation of this sandwich by using shrimp or even crab meat as the main ingredient.

The Recipe How-To

After gathering all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to put them together and create a masterpiece. In this section, I’ll guide you through the steps to make a delicious hot sausage po’ boy.

Step 1: Grill/Saute the sausage

Before anything else, you need to cook your sausage. You can choose between grilling or sautéing. For grilling, heat your grill to medium-high heat and place the sausage links on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until nicely charred. If you prefer sautéing, heat some vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook the sausage patties for 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 2: Cut Sausage

Once the sausage is cooked, cut it into thin slices or bite-size pieces. This will help to fit more sausage into your sandwich and also make it easier to eat.

Step 3: Prepare Mustard-Mayonnaise Sauce

Combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and a few drops of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Mix well until everything is well combined.

Step 4: Assembly

Take one slice of French bread and spread generously with the mustard-mayonnaise sauce on one side. On the other half of bread, heap some shredded cabbage and sliced lettuce, then add tomatoes, red onion, and a few slices of dill pickle. Arrange your grilled/sautéed and sliced hot sausage on top. If you prefer some spiciness, you can also add some sliced Andouille sausage or sprinkle some Creole seasoning.

Step 5: Serve

Once assembled, put both halves together and enjoy your delicious hot sausage po’ boy sandwich! Don’t forget to pair it with your favorite beverage, such as beer or soda. This recipe is perfect for any occasion – mealtime, tailgate party or just simply craving for a delicious snack!

With these simple steps, you can create flavorful po’ boy sandwiches that rival those found on Bourbon Street in New Orleans!

Substitutions and Variations

If you’re in the mood for something different or want to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of ways you can make this hot sausage po’ boy recipe your own. Here are some creative and tasty substitutions and variations to try:

– For the sausage: while Italian or smoked sausage is recommended, you can swap them out for andouille or chicken sausages if you prefer. You can also use hot sausage patties or beef patties instead. If you’re in the mood for something non-meat, substitute the sausage with shrimp for a delicious seafood twist.

– Add veggies: make your sandwich extra healthy by tossing in some veggies like green onion or lettuce tomato. You can also grill up some vegetable slices like eggplant or bell peppers and layer them on top of the sausage.

– Change up the bread: While a classic slice bread is often used for po’ boy sandwiches, you can switch things up by opting for French bread or a hoagie roll. This will give your sandwich a unique texture and flavor profile that pairs perfectly with the spicy sausage filling.

– Switch up the sauce: If mustard mayonnaise isn’t your thing, try adding a bit of heat with Tabasco sauce or Worcestershire sauce. You can also drizzle on some Thousand Island dressing or BBQ sauce for a tangy kick.

With these substitutions and variations, you will have endless possibilities of types of hot sausage poboy recipes to try– from Italian sausage poboy to creole sausage po’ boy sandwiches. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with what works best for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 That bun though! Get ready for a delicious mess.
That bun though! Get ready for a delicious mess.

When it comes to serving and pairing hot sausage Po’ Boy sandwiches, the possibilities are endless. This mouthwatering sandwich is a perfect match for a wide range of dishes and drinks, and it’s sure to satisfy even the most demanding palates.

One of the classic ways to serve a hot sausage Po’ Boy is with a side of crispy French fries or onion rings. These savory sides not only compliment the spicy flavor profile of the sandwich but also add an extra crunch that will leave you wanting more.

Another great option is to pair your Po’ Boy sandwich with a refreshing salad. The lettuce, tomatoes, and dill pickle slices in the sandwich make for a great foundation to build on when putting together a delicious accompaniment. We recommend trying a Caesar salad or even one with fresh apples for an added twist!

If you’re looking to indulge, pair your hot sausage Po’ Boy sandwich with some classic New Orleans-style fried shrimp or crawfish. The flavors in both dishes perfectly complement one another and will take your taste buds straight to the heart of Louisiana.

In terms of drink pairings, nothing beats an ice-cold beer when it comes to spicy bites. A cold beer is the perfect antidote for balancing out the heat from this flavorful sandwich. If beer isn’t your thing, try pairing your hot sausage Po’ Boy with a glass of iced tea or lemonade for a refreshing twist.

No matter what you choose to serve alongside your hot sausage Po’ Boy sandwich, make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand—one bite, and things get messy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A flavor explosion in every bite – spicy and savory goodness.
A flavor explosion in every bite – spicy and savory goodness.

Are you tired of making meals on the fly and not having time to enjoy them? Well, the hot sausage po’ boy recipe is perfect for those looking to plan ahead. This recipe can be easily made in advance, stored, and reheated for a quick meal later on.

To make this recipe ahead of time, start by cooking the sausage according to the recipe instructions. Once the sausage is cooked and cooled, slice it into thin pieces that are easy to reheat. Store the cooked sausage in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When you’re ready to enjoy your hot sausage po’ boy sandwiches, simply reheat the sausage on a grill or in a skillet until it’s heated through. To make the sandwiches, spread mustard mayonnaise sauce generously on one side of your sliced bread. Then, add a heap of shredded cabbage on top of the sauce and layer your cooked sausage over the cabbage. Finally, top it all off with sliced tomatoes, red onions, dill pickle slices, lettuce and any additional toppings you’d like.

If you don’t have time to grill or cook sausages every day, consider making a large batch at once and freezing them for later use. The cooked sausages can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

To reheat frozen sausages, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then follow the same reheating instructions listed above. This ensures that your sausages come out perfectly cooked and flavorful without losing their taste or texture.

Planning ahead has never tasted so good! With this make-ahead option for hot sausage po’ boy sandwiches, you will enjoy deliciously easy meals whenever you want them without sacrificing flavor or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sandwich perfection, Louisiana style!
Sandwich perfection, Louisiana style!

Are you ready to take your sausage po’ boy game to the next level? Here are some tips to ensure your hot sausage po’ boy recipe will come out perfectly every time.

Firstly, choose your sausage wisely. For a spicy kick, use andouille or hot Italian sausage. For a milder flavor, smoked sausage or Patton’s sausage patties will work wonders. Chicken or beef patties can also be used as a substitute for those who prefer a less porky taste.

When cooking the sausages, grill them over medium-high heat until they’re fully cooked and have achieved that juicy, smoky flavor. The grilled italian sausage and andouille sausage are especially good since they add an incredible depth of flavor to the sandwich.

Next, be generous with your spreads. A heaping of mustard mayonnaise sauce on both sides of the sliced bread will make it extra tangy and moist. Also, don’t skimp on the dill pickle slices, sliced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce; those add not only freshness but also a textural contrast that makes all the difference.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some shrimp to your po’ boy sandwich for that classic New Orleans style taste! Just let them fry in vegetable oil until they turn pink and crispy before adding them to your sandwich.

Lastly, make sure you serve it fresh off the grill, while the bread is still slightly warm and toasty. And don’t forget to enjoy it with a bottle of cold beer or a glass of lemonade!

With these tips in mind, you’ll surely impress everyone with your delicious hot sausage po’ boy sandwiches. Happy cooking!


Now that you know how to make the best hot sausage po’ boy recipe, you might have some questions about the ingredients and instructions. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are some frequently asked questions about this delicious sandwich that will help you master this recipe with ease.

What is a hot sausage Poboy?

Imagine biting into a warm, freshly grilled sausage, nestled inside a soft and airy French bread roll with a perfectly crispy exterior. This delectable sandwich is often accompanied by melted American cheese, cool lettuce, juicy tomato slices, and a generous slather of mayonnaise.

What is Patton’s hot sausage made of?

When it comes to New Orleans’ Patton’s Hot Sausage, there’s something that sets it apart from your typical pork sausage. You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually made from beef! But don’t worry, the casing is still made from pork skin like a traditional sausage link. In fact, this could be why some people prefer the patty version of this spicy sausage. One thing’s for sure – the magical blend of seasoning and spices is what makes Patton’s Hot Sausage so special.

How do you cook boy sausages?

When it comes to consuming sausage, it’s important to ensure it’s cooked properly to prevent any harmful bacteria from spreading. The recommended internal temperature for sausage is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. To cook sausage, it’s best to start by steaming it in 1 cup of water. This will help to tenderize the sausage before it’s browned. Once the water has boiled out, brown the sausage slowly until it’s fully cooked. Properly cooked sausage should always be kept refrigerated until it’s ready to be consumed.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Hot Sausage Po’ Boy Recipe has everything you need to bring a taste of New Orleans to your home kitchen. Whether you’re a fan of andouille sausage, smoked sausage or even shrimp, this recipe is versatile enough for any meat lover to enjoy.

By following my detailed instructions and tips, you’ll be able to create a perfect hot sausage po’ boy sandwich every time. You’ll love the combination of spicy and savory flavors that are brought out by the toppings of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. The Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce add an extra layer of complexity to the dish, while the mustard mayonnaise sauce brings everything together.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutions and variations – try different types of sausages or even swap out the bread for a gluten-free option. You’re only limited by your own imagination when it comes to making this recipe your own.

So why not give this Hot Sausage Po’ Boy Recipe a try today? With its bold and flavorful ingredients, it’s sure to become a staple in your recipe book. As they say in New Orleans, Laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll!

Hot Sausage Po' Boy

Hot Sausage Po’ Boy Recipe

One of New Orleans' greatest specialties, the Po' Boy Sandwich. From Bruce Aidells' Complete Sausage Book. Serve with fries.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Lunch, Meat, Spicy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 584.8kcal


For the Creole Mustard-Mayonnaise Sauce

  • 6 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce or hot sauce

For the Sandwich

  • 4 (6 inch) sections French bread
  • 4 links spicy fresh sausage, such as Spicy Hot Italian Sausage
  • 3 cups finely shredded lettuce
  • 12 -15 dill pickle slices
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced (optional)


  • To make the sauce, combine the mustard, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Add Tabasco to taste. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (This step can be skipped if toasting the bread on the grill).
  • Warm the French bread for 10 minutes.
  • Place sausage links in a heavy skillet. Add water to cover sausage and simmer until sausage is gray throughout (about 10 to 15 minutes.) Grill sausages for 15 minutes over medium heat, turning the links so they brown evenly.
  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise and spread generously with mustard-mayonnaise sauce on both sides. On one side, heap the shredded lettuce and lay over it the pickle slices, onion, and tomato. Place split hot sausage on top, and close up the sandwich as best you can.

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Serving: 302g | Calories: 584.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.3g | Protein: 21.9g | Fat: 28.1g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 46.8mg | Sodium: 1713.8mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 3.9g

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