Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Jennifer Bass


I love coming up with new combinations of "filling" to make stuffed peppers.

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25 Min
25 Min


1 lb
ground beef or mild italian sausage
1 small
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
tubettini pasta
6 large
bell peppers (red, orange, yellow or green)
3 c
marianara sauce
1/2 c
ricotta cheese, part-skim
1/4 c
shredded italian blend cheese
6 Tbsp
mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tsp
italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste


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1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat, cook the beef (or Italian Sausage) with the chopped onion. Season with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.

2While beef is cooking, bring a small pot of water to a boil.

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3Cut the peppers in half, discarding the seeds and membrane and place on a lightly greased, foil-lined baking sheet, cut side up.

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4Drain beef on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease. Clean the skillet and re-use.

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5Add the beef back to the skillet and add the marinara sauce. Add the other teaspoon of Italian seasoning and stir. Reduce heat to low, and cover. Let simmer about 5 minutes.

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6Add tubettini pasta to the boiling water and cook per package directions.

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7Combine the ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.

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8Add cheese mixture to the beef mixture.

9Drain pasta.

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10Add pasta to the beef mixture, and stir well.

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11Carefully stuff peppers with beef mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes.

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12Garnish with mozzarella cheese once the peppers are out of the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian