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Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

These over-stuffed peppers, courtesy of my amazing husband, were so good! He makes an amazing gumbo and baked ziti, but his Italian stuffed peppers are by far my favorite! It’s a recipe he’s modified and perfected over the years. That pic looks so good, I can almost taste it!

Serves: 4


4 green bell peppers, halved
1 cup rice
1 pound Italian sausage
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, diced
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Parmesan cheese (divided)
1 cup mozzarella (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil peppers for 4 minutes. Remove from water and set aside on paper towel to dry. Use this water to boil your rice, 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the Italian sausage and ground beef with Worcestershire sauce. Add in diced onion and saute until onion turns translucent. Mix in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and season with basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes. Stir in rice and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (or mozzarella – optional).

Place peppers open side up in a medium glass baking dish. Add mixture to each of the peppers and top with remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes, and then serve.

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Your Thoughts?

  • I’m making these immediately! They look and sound sooooo good1

    • jennifer

      ohhhhh im so excited to hear that! please let me know what you think!

  • Debbi

    Looks super yummy and definitely something that would go over well here. May need to put it on the menu this week!

  • Debbi

    You can tell J it’s what’s for dinner tonight!

    • jennifer

      oh yum! im jealous! ill let him know. you’ll have to comment back to let me know how they turn out :) enjoy!

  • I used this recipe tonight, thanks for sharing! I will definitely try them again at some point, with a few of my own adjustments! To anyone who is wanting to try these, it was A LOT of food. It said 4 servings but it was more like 8-10 servings in my household. Thanks again, delish!

  • Lisa

    I made these tonight after seeing the recipe on Pinterest. My husband loved them. Easy, yummy and the recipe makes a large amount! Leftovers tomorrow!

    • jennifer

      im so happy you loved them and thanks so much for commenting to let me know. its one of my fav and most requested recipes my husband makes for me :)

  • Cynthia

    Thank you for sharing this. My hubby is going to make this tonight!! He just doesn’t know it, YET! lol =)

    • jennifer

      HA! i love that! too funny! enjoy!

  • Lauren

    Made these tonight! YUM!

    • jennifer

      ohhhhh so happy they were yum!!! :)