Sunday, February 1, 2009

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

I made another recipe of Jennifer from Cooking for Comfort. I think she has some of the best looking stuff!! Love, love her blog!

I was looking at her blog and spotted this one for stuffed peppers. Now, I'm not big on peppers, but I've also loved the stuffed part. I made mine with green and red peppers. I did eat about half of my pepper! It was a big hit with the boyfriend and son. I will definitely make this recipe again.

3 large green peppers
1/2 pound italian sausage, sweet or hot (use ground sausage or links. If you use links, remove sausage from the casing.)
1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 cup minute rice
1 cup chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes, seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano
1 (8 ounce) package of fresh mozzarella, sliced into 6 pieces

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Fill a stockpot with water and bring to a boil.
Slice the tops off of the peppers, scoop out seeds. Cut peppers in half. Remove white membrane and discard. Put peppers in boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Using tongs, remove peppers from water. Drain on clean kitchen towel.
Saute onion and sausage in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until onion is translucent and sausage is browned. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. In the same skillet, bring broth to a boil, add rice, cover. Turn off heat. After 5 minutes, stir rice. Turn heat on medium, add sausage, onions, and garlic to rice. Pour in can of tomatoes, stir. Cook until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Place the peppers cut side up in casserole dish. Fill with rice mixture. Top with a slice of cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and turns a spotty brown. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Donna-FFW said...

Wow-- do these ever look good. I love all kinds of stuffed peppers! I must try these!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Looks like you did a great job! So glad you loved them and that they were a hit with the family!:)