Wednesday, May 30, 2012

stuffed bell peppers

I grew up with bell peppers stuffed with meatloaf. That is what I thought a stuffed pepper was. As I got older many of the stuffed pepper recipes I saw used a rice filling. I did not care for the bland rice fillings, and the greasy old meatloaf fillings that I grew up with had to go. This recipe is really yummy and is one that I think we will make often.

Stuffed bell peppers
serves 6

You will need.
3 large bell peppers
4 ounces ground sausage
3 cloves garlic
8 ounces white button mushrooms
1 bunch of green onions
1 box rice a roni (beef flavor)
salt and pepper
six slices cheese (optional)

1.cook the rice a roni according to the package directions I use 1/2 the butter called for.

2.Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds
place in the microwave covered with a damp paper towel and cook until tender about 8 minutes

while those cook start the filling

3. brown the sausage in a skillet

4. finely chop the mushrooms. I used a food processor.

5. finely chop the garlic

6. add the mushrooms and garlic to the sauage and cook over a medium heat  about 10 minutes until  the mushrooms are cooked and the mix is dried out and  browning a bit.

7. mix the cooked rice and chopped green onions with the mushroom mixture.

8. Taste,  add pepper and  more salt if desired.

9. Spoon the mixture into the precooked peppers

10. top with cheese

11. Bake in a 375  oven until hot through and bubbly about 15 minutes

12. enjoy

This post is linked up @ full plate thursdays


  1. That is really funny because I grew up with stuffed peppers with a spanish rice mixure with ground beef. Pepper and my tummy didn't agree so always ended up with a plate of rice only. I haven't even thought about making this for my family because I didn't like my mom's recipe. I guess these are the things that we have to overcome :) Great new recipe to change the family tradition!!

  2. We just love stuffed peppers and your recipe looks delicious. I really like the addition of the Rice A Roni, I will have to try that. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Nice dish. Thanks for linking it in to Food on Friday: Mushrooms. Have a great week.

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks delicious. 荷田歯科