Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Hello! Welcome to this week's edition of: Tuesday's Recipe Link Up!
This week is such an exciting one for me and my little baby blog! First, I LOVE this recipe. It is SO good!! My husband kept going back for more! Second, I have a super big announcement coming on Friday and I can't wait!!! :) Third, this weekend is one of my best friends bachelorette party and it is going to be a BLAST! More on all of this later.... for now, what you came here for today: the recipe.

Stuffed Peppers

What you Need:
  • Bob Evans Zesty sausage (This stuff just adds so much flavor!)
  • 1 1/2 cups White or Brown Rice
  • 4 large green peppers
  • 1/2-3/4 of a large onion
  • 1/2 can tomatoes (of more if you wish)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil

Make it:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Cook rice according to package and set aside.
  • Cut off bottoms of peppers as needed so that they stand up. Cut a circle in the top of the peppers, taking a pretty decent amount. 
  • Trim the top that you have cut off and throw away the white spine and seeds.
  • Place the peppers in a dish with sides, similar in size to the peppers so that they stay upright.
  • Chop up leftover green pepper pieces and dice up onion.

  • Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet and sauté peppers and onions until tender but not brown.
  • Remove pepper/onion mixture from pan and set aside.
  • Add the other Tbsp. olive oil to pan and brown and sausage. (you may want to drain the pan)
  • Add the pepper/onion mix back to the skillet and add the dried spices (oregano, basil, salt & pepper) and tomatoes to taste. (*I don't usually put the tomatoes in but it sounded good and didn't taste too bad. I got the Basil, Oregano and Garlic tomatoes) Heat for 2 minutes or so.
  • Add cooked rice and parmesan cheese. Also add a handful of mozzarella cheese too. Heat until just heated through.
  • Stuff peppers with mixture, pressing down with a fork or spoon to make sure that pepper is packed full. I often have leftover mixture and just add it to the dish that I am cooking the peppers in.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes. During the last 10 minutes or so, pull the peppers out and top off the peppers with mozzarella cheese.
  • Allow some time to cool, then ENJOY!!!

The link ups:

Full Time Mama

(Martinis and Bikinis and Green Fashionista)

I hope that you enjoy this recipe! 
What is your favorite way to enjoy peppers??
Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Yum!!! My Mom use to make these for me all the time. I haven't attempted them yet but your recipe looks awesome!

  2. I love stuffed peppers! You always have such delicious recipes to share! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Stuffed peppers are so tasty! I've made mine in the crock-pot the last few times I've made them- surprisingly it works just as well. And adding sausage instead of ground beef- sounds great, will definitely have to make that change the next time I cook these!

    - Rebekah @ Blue Giraffes and Concrete Jungles

    1. Have never tried them in the crockpot, that is a new twist!

  4. My mouth was literally watering looking at the pictures of the stuffed peppers. Yummy!

  5. Seriously Ashley, these look so great... And they aren't too difficult either!! So tasty!!

    1. Thanks SO much Lisa! No, they are not hard at all and so yummy!

  6. Your pictures look great, especially one of the pepper. And I can't wait for the announcement on Friday, you've got me on my toes now!

  7. I LOVE stuffed peppers! We haven't made them in a while, but this totally makes me want them right now!

    1. Haha, thanks Ericka! Next time I think I am going to maybe make extra and freeze them. It says they can last like 2 months in the freezer... just are a little softer. hmm...

  8. LOVE stuffed peppers, this recipe looks amazing!

  9. I seriously have a stuffed pepper recipe just waiting for me to edit and post on my blog... great minds!! :) Yours looks delicious, I'll have to try it next time I make stuffed peppers for dinner! MMM!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us this week at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!!!

    1. Thanks Alesha! As always, thanks for hosting the link up! I love joining every week!!!

  10. Awesome; totally making this! Looks yummy!



    1. Thanks Amanda! Let me know how you liked them if you try them!

  11. Hey Ashley! I've been following your blog for awhile now, and I really enjoy it! Soooo...I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check out the details here: http://www.martinmanifesto.blogspot.com/2014/04/liebster-award.html.


    1. Thanks again so much Leslie for this nomination! Can't wait to put together my post!!

  12. mmm I haven't made these in awhile!! Looks so good!

  13. These look great! I'm going to have to try them! :)