Hot Stuffed Banana Peppers

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • USE RUBBER GLOVES when handling the banana peppers! I usually use disposal latex gloves since i have to go back and forth between the sausage and the peppers. Cut the tops and bases off the peppers essentially making a tube.
  • Place the peppers on a large baking sheet(with sides) in the oven with apprx 1/4 c of olive oil. I usually spread the oil on the sheet adn roll the peppers in it. Allow them to soften an blister slightly apprx 15 minutes Turn once during cooking.
  • While they are cooking, I put the hot sausage in a large frying pan and cook apprx 3/4 way done(rest will get done in oven as you don't want to dry it out too much). Let cool and crumble.
  • Remove peppers from oven and allow to cool slightly. Turn oven down to 350.
  • While the peppers are cooling, in a large mixing bowl add the egg, cooled crumbled sausage, garlic, pepper, breadcrumbs and cheese. Mix with hands.
  • Take the peppers cut lengthwise down middle. Remove the ribs and seeds with paring knife.
  • Place in apprx 4 tbsp of olive oil in 9x13 casserole dish with apprx 4 tbsp of sausage mixture each. Line up side by side until all are in pan. Top with apprx 1 c shredded mozzarella mixed with shredded(not grated) parm or romano cheeses. You can also cover with sausage spaghetti sauce if you wish. I like just the plain rolls.
  • Bake covered for apprx 20 mins or until cheese bubbly.
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