Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers
Picture yourself in the heart of Italy, indulging in the rich and savory flavors of Italian cuisine. Our Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is a culinary journey that brings the taste of Italy right to your kitchen. These delectable stuffed bell peppers are bursting with Italian flavors and will leave your taste buds singing with delight.
- 6 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Wash the bell peppers and cut the tops off. Remove the seeds and membranes from the inside.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground Italian sausage over medium heat until browned. Break it into crumbles as it cooks.
- Stir in the cooked rice, marinara sauce, half of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes until everything is well combined.
- Stuff each bell pepper with the sausage and rice mixture.
- Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of each pepper.
- Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
These Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. The sweet bell peppers are filled with a savory mixture of Italian sausage, rice, and aromatic herbs, all topped with melted cheese. It’s a comforting and satisfying dish that will transport you straight to Italy with every bite. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or a cozy weeknight dinner, these stuffed peppers are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- Calories: 425
- Protein: 19g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 7g
- Fat: 28g
- Cholesterol: 77mg
- Sodium: 924mg
Picture yourself savoring these Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers, a true taste of Italy, as you relish the perfect blend of flavors and ingredients. This recipe will not only delight your palate but also transport you to the charming streets of Italy with every bite. Share this delicious dish with your loved ones, and let the flavors of Italy bring warmth and joy to your table.