Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

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Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3-6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Step-by-Step

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

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About Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian




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