Skip to main content

Stuffed Peppers

Last night we had a yummy new dish! I've only made stuffed peppers once before and only eaten them a few times. My mom didn't make these when I was growing up, but my mother-in-law made them for my husband and he loves them. So this past week when I got this new recipe from a friend, I thought it would be good to make for Father's Day weekend. And it was!!
Italian Sweet Stuffed Red Peppers
(from my friend Mikki)
6-8 red bell peppers
20 oz. mild Italian sausage
26 oz. jar Classico Italian Sausage spaghetti sauce with peppers & onions
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg. Uncle Ben's ready-to-cook Whole Grain Medley/Vegetable Harvest
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Remove casing from sausage; crumble and brown in skillet. Drain and set aside.
2. Wash peppers, remove stems and cut in half lengthwise.
Remove seeds from the insides and set aside.
3. Cook rice medley as directed.
4. In a large mixing bowl combine the sausage, rice medley, diced tomatoes, egg and cheese. Season with salt & pepper, if desired.
5. Spoon the rice/sausage mixture into each pepper half until full and rounded on top.
6. Place stuffed peppers in a 9x13 baking dish and pour the spaghetti sauce over the top.
7. Bake @ 350F for about 1 hour. Serves 6 adults. (I added freshly grated Parmesan on the top after it was finished baking, too).
**A few personal notes on this recipe:
  • First of all, I did make a few substitutions: I used a generic brand of spaghetti sauce and added in minced onion. I also used a can of plain diced tomatoes and added in garlic, basil and oregano from my pantry. I had plenty of plain long-grain rice, so I simply used that instead of buying Uncle Ben's. And I used cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. Everything turned out wonderfully!!
  • Secondly, this is a huge recipe! I actually only used 6 red bell peppers (which I got a phenominal deal on at Sam's) and then I only baked 4 of them (8 halves). The other halves I stuffed, then put in the freezer on a baking sheet to get hard. After they had hardened, I wrapped them individually and we'll have those at a later time. Two meals in one! (Well, actually three with all of the leftovers:)


Mikki said…
I am so glad you liked this. It just sort of evolved and that is why I used whatever cans, etc., I had. I think these will freeze well.

I love your blog.

Have a great day.
Thanks, Mikki! And, yes, that's exactly why I made those substitutions--those were things I already had. I was excited about finding those peppers @ Sam's though:) I googled how to freeze them and that's what everything said, so I think they'll turn out well. We'll find out in a few weeks anyway!:)

Popular posts from this blog

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project. First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby. Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request. Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second coat

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.   When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.   I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.   I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.   The left

End of the Week Wrap-Up {week 8}

Well, the first quarter of our school year is almost over!  Yea!! This has been one of those weeks where we were all a little tired, there was some sickness, and there wasn't a lot of exciting stuff on the calendar ...but we stayed the course and got a lot done.  Love that feeling of accomplishment! On our "Fun Friday" we had our devotional time, did some Life of Fred, played some American trivia, worked on stories with our Story Cubes, and then wrapped up with some leaf painting.   We had seen these cute illustrations in the current issue of Family Fun magazine and thought this would be a fun project to try--and they were!  I even did one :)   Just find some pretty autumn leaves around your yard or on a nature walk, grab some tempera paints and fine-tipped brushes, and paint some fun woodland creatures on your leaves!   Can you see the animals on these leaves? Then we ended our day with a family movie ( Soul Surfer ), some pizz