Roasted Pepper Halves With Bread Crumb Topping

Recipe by Realtor by day
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drizzle the bottom of a baking dish with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one clove of the garlic. I use a basting brush to spread everything around evenly.
  • Cut the peppers in half. Pull out the cores, stems and seeds. Arrange the peppers side by side in the prepared dish with the insides facing up. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over the peppers. (I use a sprayer and spray the oil over them).
  • Stir the bread and cracker crumbs, the other 3 cloves of garlic, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, Romano cheese, 2 tablespoons of parsley, the thyme, and the crushed red pepper together in a small bowl. Spoon the crumb mixture over the tops of the peppers.
  • Pour the stock into the bottom of the dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until the peppers are tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and evenly scatter the grated mozzarella over the peppers. Continue baking until the crumbs are lightly browned and the mozzarella is melted, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the peppers to a serving platter, stir the remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley into the juices in the baking pan, then spoon the juices over the peppers. (I always skip this step).
  • Serve hot or room temperature.
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