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Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Pasta, sausage and cheese fill up these bell peppers for a delicious meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Bell Peppers (red or green) Halved and seeded
  • 2 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb Orzo
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 15oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400 deg. Start water boiling for pasta.
  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add Italian sausage. Cook and crumble until no longer pink. Drain off excess grease and transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Add Orzo to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water to arrest the cooking process. Add to bowl with sausage.
  • Add ricotta, parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes to sausage. Stir to combine.
  • Lay each bell pepper half out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Fill each with a portion of the sausage mixture. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese and then basil. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
Keyword bell peppers, cheese, Italian Sausage, orzo, Pasta, Pasta Salad, ricotta
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