I love stuffed peppers! First of all, I love red peppers. I eat them in all different forms. I even love to eat them raw as a snack. With this recipe I wanted to create something that was a little different from the traditional stuffed pepper and settled on an Italian version. I’m sure this has been done before, but I did not consult a recipe. I just played around with some delicious ingredients! My main concern was to make this light yet also satisfying. I also wanted to have plenty of leftovers….
4 large red peppers, halved – ribs and seeds removed
1 green pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 package of spicy Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
6 slices of fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes (with juices)
1/4 cup of white wine
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown sausage in a large skillet in a tablespoon of olive oil until fully cooked, set aside to drain on a paper towel. Wipe grease from pan. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and saute the onion and diced peppers until soft. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Add the garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes, careful not to let the garlic burn. Add the tomatoes, wine, seasoning and sausage. Cook for another 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.
Fill each red pepper half with the sausage mixture and top with a slice of fresh mozzarella.
Cook for 15 minutes in a foil covered casserole dish. After 15 minutes remove the foil and cook uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
The cheese gets all gooey and delicious! Yum! Naturally low-carb and gluten-free. I didn’t serve anything else on the side but we didn’t feel like we were missing anything at all and we still have a bunch leftover for dinner later this week! Great recipe for a quick weeknight dinner.
This weekend I will post a recipe for the awesome mashed sweet potatoes that I made for Thanksgiving. I was asked to bring these to a Festivus (yes, Festivus) party this weekend and I can’t wait to share this awesomeness with you all!