Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I wish I could say I developed this recipe on my own, but truth be said it came from my son's school. Two fantastic chefs (John & Cindy) from the Western Pa. School for Blind Children gave me this, and many other recipes. It's a favorite among the kids there who love spicy foods!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut off tops of peppers, and remove stuff inside& seeds.
  2. Chop edible portions of tops; set aside.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  4. Add peppers, reduce heat, and simmer until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and set aside.
  6. Heat butter in a medium skillet.
  7. Sauté reserved chopped pepper, onion and celery until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and garlic.
  9. Season with basil, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  10. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  12. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan.
  13. Mix in hot sausage, mild sausage, bread crumbs and 1 cup of the tomato sauce mixture.
  14. Fill each pepper with the meat mixture.
  15. Place in a 3-quart casserole dish, and pour remaining tomato sauce mixture over peppers.
  16. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Love this recipe!! It's spicy but SO good �� I put cheese on top at the end and 2lbs of meat is a lot. So I just put it around for meatballs. It's in my personal recipes for life :) thanks for sharing

butterflyqueen21 July 30, 2016

The picture of this dish shows melted cheese so I put a small amount of sauce on the bottom put the peppers (I did not know these babies were so hot) on the sauce and covered with the remaining sauce and covered with 8 oz of shredded mozzarella in the last 20 minutes = YUM!!!!!!!!!

Kym C. December 06, 2015

Terrific dish! I used fresh-picked banana peppers from my garden and made Italian Sausage to go in the stuffing. For the stuffing I used less bread crumbs (about 1/2 cup) and left out the egg, and I formed the left-over mixture into meatballs which I placed around the peppers and cooked in the sauce. Turned out great, I'll definitely be making this one again.

Dr Nick August 19, 2013