Sausage Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Anita Holt Recipe

By Anita Holt okcountrygirl

20 Min
30 Min

I found this recipe years ago in Taste of Home magazine when I had an abundance of peppers from our garden. Where ever I take them, everyone asks for the recipe. They are SO GOOD! You can make them with any type of pepper. They also freeze well. Prepare as directed but do not bake - put in a sealed freezer container.

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1 lb
bulk pork sausage
1 pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
parmesan cheese, shredded (4 oz)
peppers (banana, jalapenos or bell)
ranch dressing (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a skillet, crumble and brown sausage. Drain well. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Fold in sausage.
Take peppers and cut in half. Remove seeds (if you are using jalapeno peppers, use rubber gloves). Take sausage mixture (approx. 1T) and put inside of peppers - pushing down slightly. Place on a aluminum foil lined sheet cake pan and bake @ 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Baking time may vary a bit depending on the type of pepper you use. This is based on jalapenos.
Ranch dressing for dipping is optional.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern

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Shelia Senghas earthbaker
Jul 8, 2012
What a great first recipe posting. These sound so good and like something we'd like down here in SW Texas. They would be great as appetizers, at a b-b-q, or crowd pleasers at a gathering. Yum!
Juanita Karnes KatieBabe
Jul 8, 2012
Sounds delicious! My family will love these.......will have to make them at our next gathering!!! Thank you for sharing!
Anita Holt okcountrygirl
Jul 8, 2012
I hope when you try them you will love them as much as we do!
Rhonda White rserena918
Jul 8, 2012
Now I'm hungry, lol!!! They look soooo good and I agree think that they would make great appetizers. I'm having a gathering in 2 weeks and I'll let you know how it goes.
JoAnn Mac Diarmid wholelottacookin
Jul 8, 2012
The peppers don't get mushy when frozen then thawed? Or do you not thaw them, just bake right away? Same temp? Questions, questions--I should just shut up and make some hey!!
Anita Holt okcountrygirl
Jul 8, 2012
JoAnn....yes the peppers do get soft when frozen but they also get soft after they have been baked. When I bake the frozen ones (straight from the freezer), I lower my oven temp to about 375 for about 25 minutes (I have an Accubake oven). I check them often due to the different sizes of peppers.
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 9, 2012
Great `lil a good appetizer to take to a party.
fran berardi 21fmb
Jul 18, 2012
What size cream cheese?
Anita Holt okcountrygirl
Jul 20, 2012
Fran....I use the 8 oz size block of cream cheese. Hope you enjoy them :-)
mary taylor tnlady
Jul 19, 2013
HI I have never posted before, but since I just found this recipe I thought I would add that my son leaves the peppers whole, then wraps them in bacon. He grills them, but I think I will do this in the oven.....thanks for having this posted