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    Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

    Italian Style Stuffed Peppers. Photo by The Spice Guru

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    45 mins

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    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My recipe for Italian sausage and rice stuffed peppers with marinara sauce and cheese.

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    FILLING (Also add the diced pepper from reserved steamed pepper tops)


    • 4 -6 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    • remaining marinara sauce, divided
    • remaining parmesan cheese, divided
    • 4 -6 whole olives or 4 -6 sliced olives, to garnish


    1. 1
      WASH bell peppers; REMOVE 1- 1 1/2 inch off pepper tops levelly using a knife (reserve tops); REMOVE seeds and ribs from peppers with a tea spoon; PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      PREPARE your favorite recipe for quick-cooking rice, to yield 2 cups rice; BROWN 1 pound bulk Italian sausage in a skillet and drain fat.
    3. 3
      INTO a large pot (with an accompanying vegetable steamer basket set aside) combine 2 cups water, 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning; INSERT steamer basket into pot; PLACE peppers cut-side down, along with pepper tops, into steamer insert in pot; COVER; BRING to boiling; BOIL for one minute; REDUCE heat to medium high. STEAM until tender yet firm (about 10 minutes).
    4. 4
      CAREFULLY remove peppers and tops from steamer basket using tongs and place onto onto paper towels to drain.
    5. 5
      DICE pepper tops around the stems (discard stems); STIR in the diced peppers and cooked sausage to cooked rice, along with 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese, and 3 tablespoons sliced black olives.
    6. 6
      POUR desired amount of marinara sauce into the rice/meat mixture to moisten; SEASON rice/meat mixture to taste with a little Italian seasoning and/or salt and pepper, if desired; BLEND.
    7. 7
      POUR enough marinara sauce into an 8 x 8 x 2 square baking dish, just to cover bottom; ARRANGE the steamed peppers upright in baking dish.
    8. 8
      STUFF peppers upright, mounding slightly, with the rice/meat mixture; POUR remaining marinara sauce over stuffed peppers.
    9. 9
      DIVIDE and distribute shredded mozzarella cheese over prepared peppers; SPRINKLE peppers with remaining parmesan cheese; TOP center of peppers with a whole black olive (or olive slice).
    10. 10
      BAKE peppers upright in a baking dish until heated through, about 10 minutes; SERVE and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2011


      These were good we thought! Will make again thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

    Serving Size: 1 (430 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 738.6
    Calories from Fat 409
    Total Fat 45.5 g
    Saturated Fat 16.2 g
    Cholesterol 100.2 mg
    Sodium 3024.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
    Sugars 20.7 g
    Protein 26.1 g

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    italian seasoning

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