One of our favorite vegetables at the farmers market are hot peppers. My sister has a great recipe for stuffing them with Italian Sausage which makes a great appetizer. You can also make these with a more mild pepper if you don’t like them hot. Either way, you will love these delicious Italian Stuffed Peppers.
Carolyn’s Italian Stuffed Peppers
Hot or Mild Peppers
Italian Sausage or Turkey Italian Sausage
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Panko Bread Crumbs
Note: It’s difficult to give measurements as it varies on the amount of peppers you are making and the size of the peppers. The ingredient list is simple and easy to adjust according to your taste.
Preparing the Peppers
Slit the peppers and remove the seeds. Be sure to wear gloves if you are working with hot peppers. Bring a pot of water to boil and par boil the peppers for approximately 3 minutes. Remove from the water and let cool.
Preparing the Stuffing
Brown Italian Sausage or Turkey Italian Sausage and cook till browned. Add chopped garlic and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and add grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Stuff each pepper with the sausage mixture. Top with Panko bread crumbs and drizzle a little olive oil on top.
Bake at 350 until heated through and breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve warm.
Garnish Your Pepper Platter
Let’s face it, these stuffed peppers are not very colorful. They are a beautiful green when raw but once cooked they lose their color. I have a healthy chive plant in my garden so in this instance, I used the chives for a pop of color. You can use green onions, parsley or any other herb to garnish your platter.
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