Stuffed mini peppers w/Italian sausage

Mary Lee


Great party appetizers . Check the International aisle of your grocery store if you can't find the jar cherry peppers in the regular aisle.

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approx 20 peppers


30 Min


35 Min


(approx 2/3rd lb) links of hot or mild italian sausage with casings removed
1/3 c
seasoned breadcrumbs
3-4 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
a few dash(es)
garlic powder and black pepper
20 mini fresh colored sweet peppers cored and rinsed (or jared cherry peppers drained)
1-1 1/2 c
cups warmed * marinara sauce (see note below)
8 oz
bag italian shredded cheese
2-3 Tbsp
olive oil
parsely flakes for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven 375 degrees

Place sausage in medium size bowl.. add breadcrumbs, grated cheese, garlic powder and black pepper ... mash and blend ingredients with fork until all blended.
Stuff each pepper with sausage mixture. Before placing peppers in baking dish, dip each pepper (2/3rds up pepper) in olive oil (custard dish is good to use for olive oil dipping) .. place peppers in lightly oiled baking pan.(uncovered)
Bake for 25-30 minutes .. remove from oven, with baster remove excess grease ... cover each pepper top with marinara sauce and Italian shredded cheese ... return to oven for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot or warm... Enjoy!

For easy serving have toothpicks handy.
Note: *You can omit the marinara sauce and just top with shredded Italian cheese (or cheese of your choice) and baked for an additional 7 minutes.

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