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italian-style stuffed peppers

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jennifer Bass
Richmond, KY

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

(2 ratings)
yield 3 -6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For italian-style stuffed peppers

  • 1 lb
    ground beef or mild italian sausage
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    tubettini pasta
  • 6 lg
    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

How To Make italian-style stuffed peppers

  • 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.

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