Stuffed Peppers | Recipe with Sausage

Homemade stuffed peppers recipe with sausage and simple ingredients. Easy recipe pepper lovers will enjoy.

I’ve really been on a pepper kick lately. So much so that my youngest daughter is completely chicken fajita-ed out. So we’ve brought back the classic stuffed peppers for something a little different.

This time we’re adding sausage! (Don’t like sausage? Try this recipe with beef!)

We’re in this weird weather month right now. My body is ready for sweaters and hearty soups, but by 2pm I’m changing into shorts and wishing I hadn’t planned chili for dinner.

But stuffed peppers is (in my opinion) the perfect balance between hearty and light.

STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers
  • ½ small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 14oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (or ground beef if preferred)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper and sriracha to taste
  • 1 cup rice
Baked stuffed peppers with mozzarella  a cheese.

Cook rice according to packaging.

While rice is cooking, add oil to a skillet set to medium high heat. Dice 1/2 small onion and cook to soften. Add 4 minced garlic cloves and 1 lb Italian sausage. Fully cook and discard fat.

In a large baking dish take your tomatoes and add the can juices to the bottom. Add the diced tomatoes to the sausage, along with oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.

When rice is fully cooked, combine with sausage mixture.

Sausage and rice mixture.

Slice peppers in half.

Peppers sliced in half.

Fill with rice mixture and top with mozzarella.

Stuffed peppers in a clear baking dish.

Lightly cover with tin foil and place in preheated oven at 425° for 25 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Top with salt and pepper to taste.

Stuffed peppers with melted mozzarella cheese.

These stuffed peppers are so good and so simple to customize just to your liking. Add beans or some chili power (or cumin) for an added kick. Ready in under an hour, this recipe is an easy favorite when we’re craving something both hearty and light.

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers recipe with sausage and mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, stuffed peppers
Servings: 6
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 14oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper and sriracha to taste
  • 1 cup rice

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to packaging.
  • Add oil to a skillet set to medium heat. Dice 1/2 small onion and cooke to soften.
  • Add 4 minced garlic cloves and 1 lb Italian sausage. Fully cook and discard fat.
  • In a large baking dish take your tomatoes and add the can juices to the bottom.
  • Add the diced tomatoes to the sausage, along with oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Combine cooked rice with sausage mixture.
  • Slice peppers in half.
  • Fill with rice mixture and top with mozzarella.
  • Lightly cover with tin foil and place in preheated oven at 425° for 25 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  • Top with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Add black beans and or cumin for an added kick. 
*The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will very based on different brands of ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1999IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg
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