Smoky Stuffed Peppers

Smoky Stuffed Peppers

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Pat DiMercurio


This recipe comes from "Eating Well, Serves Two" cookbook. I've made it many times, but especially like using red or yellow peppers.

I don't often buy turkey sausage and found that soy crumbles,(Morningstar Farms) works wonderfully. Using vegetable broth with the crumbles makes it a very good vegetarian dish. I just add the crumbles to the rice after it's been cooked, since the crumbles really don't need frying.

If you use a glass baking dish to precook the peppers, you can use the same thing for broiling and eliminate a pan.


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min
20 Min


  • 2 large
    bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded
  • 4 oz
    hot italian turkey sausage, removed from casing (about 4 oz)
  • 3/4 c
    reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large
    plum tomato, chopped
  • 2/3 c
    instant brown rice
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 c
    finely shredded smoked cheese, such as mozzarella, provolone or cheddar, divided

How to Make Smoky Stuffed Peppers


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven, preheat broiler
  2. Place peppers cut-side down in a large microwave-safe dish. Fill dish with 1/2 inch water, cover and microwave on High until the peppers are tender-crisp, 7-10 minutes. drain water and transfer the peppers to a roasting pan.
  3. meanwhile, cook sausage in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and rice; bring to a simmer, scraping up any brown bits with the spoon. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is softened but still moist, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir basil and half the cheese into the rice mixture. Divide the filling between the peppers, then top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese has melted, 2-3 minutes
  5. Nutritionals: 296 cal.
    11 g. fat
    45 mg. cholesterol
    32 g. carbohydrate
    19 g. protein
    5 g. fiber
    549 mg sodium
    393 mg potassium

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About Smoky Stuffed Peppers

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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