Smoky Stuffed Peppers

Smoky Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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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.


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25 Min
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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


  • 1Position rack in upper third of oven, preheat broiler
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3meanwhile, 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.
  • 4Stir 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
  • 5Nutritionals: 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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