Thursday, August 20, 2015

Three Cheese Sweet Italian Peppers


When I was growing up, the only kind of stuffed pepper you would find is a meat filled green pepper. Do not get me wrong, my mother can make some amazing stuffed peppers. However, now a days, I love to use another type of pepper besides the usual green ones.

Several years ago, while at the farmer's market, I came upon a booth selling sweet Italian peppers. I was intrigued. Since I have never used these type of peppers before, I asked the owner how to cook them. She told me the best thing she had found to do with them was stuffing them. I loved the thought and I bought several on the spot. Since that time, I have made stuffed sweet Italian peppers several times. I love the sweet taste of these peppers and I think you will too.

Now on to the recipe!!

Three Cheese Sweet Italian Sausages
Recipe by The Busy Cooking Momma

You will need:
4 sweet Italian peppers, capped and seeds removed
1 pound pork sausage
1/2 cup chipotle jack cheese, grated
3/4 cup hot pepper cheese, grated
3 Tbsp jalapeno cream cheese
1 Tbsp minced garlic + 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper



In a medium size skillet, begin browning the pork sausage.

Season the sausage with black pepper (to taste),

salt (to taste),

and 1 Tbsp minced garlic.

While sausage is browning, cap and remove the seeds from the sweet Italian peppers.

Once the sausage is browned, drain and set aside to cool.

Now, in a large mixing bowl, add both cheeses


1 Tbsp Italian seasoning,

1/2 tsp minced garlic,

and 3 Tbsp jalapeno cream cheese.

Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

Add in cooled sausage and mix well with cheese mixture.

Now, stuff the sweet Italian peppers making sure to fill completely. Place all peppers in a baking dish.

Bake the peppers for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

This is a wonderful filling meal that is loaded with flavor. I also love that the filling for this recipe can be used in many different ways. My son is asking for me to just make the filling so he can make quesadillas. I am thinking he might be onto something. I will let you know!

I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!!

Three Cheese Sweet Italian Peppers
Recipe by The Busy Cooking Momma
Printable recipe available here
Prep Time: 15 minutes             Cooking Time: 25 minutes          Prep Time: Easy

Ingredients:
4 sweet Italian peppers, capped and seeds removed
1 pound pork sausage
1/2 cup chipotle jack cheese, grated
3/4 cup hot pepper cheese, grated
3 Tbsp jalapeno cream cheese
1 Tbsp minced garlic + 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
1. In a medium skillet, brown pork sausage seasoned with 1 Tbsp minced garlic and salt/pepper to taste.
2. While sausage is browning, cap and remove the seeds from the sweet Italian peppers.
3. Once sausage is done browning, drain and set aside to cool.
4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the chipotle jack cheese, hot pepper cheese, jalapeno cream cheese, 1/2 tsp minced garlic and Italian seasoning.
5. Add in sausage and mix well to combine all ingredients.
6. Stuff each pepper with the cheese/sausage mixture and place peppers in a baking dish.
7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
8. Serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

6 comments :

  1. That recipe looks so tasty. I'll definitely give it a try because we're always looking for a menu change.
    Just one thing - you made a typo at the start: 4 sweet Italian sausages, capped and seeds removed (you mean peppers not sausages.)

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  2. Oh my!! Thank you Francene. I honestly proofread these posts THREE times. However, sometimes things slip by LOL!! I hope you enjoy the recipe!!

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  3. I love the idea of stuffing smaller peppers Sissy~ and with Italian sausage, yummy!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna! I hope you enjoy the recipe!!

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  4. Sissy,
    YuMMy!!!
    This appears to be a "healthier" version of my Grandmothers Stuffed Bell Peppers!!!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!
    I appreciated your sweet comment and visit today!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat and you are very welcome!! If you try the recipe, please let me know! I love hearing what others thought after preparing the recipe. Have a blessed rest of your week!

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