Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a meat-free stuffed pepper recipe that is great with spaghetti or any other pasta. I use hot banana peppers because they add great flavor and fire to the sauce, but I'm sure mild banana peppers could be substituted for the faint-of-heart!
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 10 -12 banana peppers (mild may be substituted)
- 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (homemade is great, too)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix the three cheeses in a medium-sized bowl.
- Prepare the peppers by cutting off tops and carefully scraping out the seeds with a knife (try not to poke holes in the peppers).
- Stuff each pepper with the cheese mixture, using the end of a spoon or your finger to pack the cheeses tightly.
- After all the peppers are stuffed, pour a small amount of the sauce into a baking dish (I use a 9"x9" dish), coating the bottom.
- Arrange the stuffed peppers into a single layer in the bottom of the dish (it's OK to lay a few on top if you run out of room in the dish).
- If you had any remaining cheese mixture left, you may sprinkle it on top of the peppers now or simply freeze it for next time.
- Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce on top of the peppers, covering them completely.
- Bake, covered, for 30-40 minutes, or until peppers are soft and sauce is nice and bubbly (it may take longer if the peppers have thick flesh).
- Serve with spaghetti or other pasta.
- NOTE: Measurements for the cheeses are approximate; you may adjust the amounts and types of cheeses to your own taste.
I was really excited about this recipe but, I did not like it at all. My boyfriend did not like it either. I think this would be better if I substituted ricotta cheese for the feta.
This was amazing! I love the way that the peppers added a nice flavor to the sauce. I used mild/sweet peppers so my 2 yr old son would be able to eat this as well. The only problem that I had with it was getting the cheese to stay in the peppers. But, even with that issue, I still give it 5 stars and would give it more if I could.
My husband and I loved it. We used banana peppers from our garden-served with whole wheat penne pasta. Delish!