Stuffed Peppers With Orzo

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

Orzo is a barley-shaped pasta frequently used in recipes as a substitute for rice. Here it cooks in the stuffing mixture, saving the step of cooking the pasta separately.

Top Review by eabriggsnh

Delish! i added baby bella and shitake mushrooms to this dish (cooked down first).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Halve peppers lengthwise, removing stems, seeds and membranes. Immerse peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove and sprinkle insides with salt. Invert peppers on paper towels to drain well.
  2. In a skillet cook lamb, turkey or pork and onion for 5 minutes, or until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. Stir in stewed tomatoes, uncooked pasta, mint, basil, or oregano, allspice, water , salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Stir in 1/4 cup of the kasseri or Parmesan cheese. Fill peppers with meat mixture.
  3. Place in a 2-quart square baking dish along with any remaining meat mixture. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for about 15 minutes, or till heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

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