Italian Stuffed Peppers

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Cook Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 6

Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers

In my family, we each have a great stuffed pepper recipe. This recipe is a simpler version of my Aunt's stuffed pepper recipe. It's not a hard recipe, but it sure is good.


Ingredients
  • 6 large yellow or red peppers
  • 1 pound cooked and crumbled sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 cups cooked rice pilaf
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated
  • 3 tablespoons bottled Italian dressing
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian tomato sauce, plus 3 tablespoons
  • olive oil spray or 2 tablespoons olive oil
Steps
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Step 2 Wash and hollow out peppers; dry insides
  • Step 3 In a bowl, mix rice pilaf with bread crumbs. Add Italian dressing and 3 tablespoons of the Italian tomato sauce; mix well.
  • Step 4 Add sausage and grated onion to pilaf mixture. Mix again, and then stuff the peppers
  • Step 5 Spray a large pan with olive oil spray, or spread olive oil to coat. Pour 1/2 cup Italian tomato sauce over the oil
  • Step 6 Place peppers in the pan and pour remaining 2 cups of Italian tomato sauce over them
  • Step 7 Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 325 degrees for one hour