Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

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


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Serves:

3-6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat 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.
2
While beef is cooking, bring a small pot of water to a boil.
3
Cut the peppers in half, discarding the seeds and membrane and place on a lightly greased, foil-lined baking sheet, cut side up.
4
Drain beef on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease. Clean the skillet and re-use.
5
Add 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.
6
Add tubettini pasta to the boiling water and cook per package directions.
7
Combine the ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.
8
Add cheese mixture to the beef mixture.
9
Drain pasta.
10
Add pasta to the beef mixture, and stir well.
11
Carefully stuff peppers with beef mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes.
12
Garnish with mozzarella cheese once the peppers are out of the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian