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Italian Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are full of flavor

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 4 stuffed peppers
Calories 346 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 large vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce I used homemade that I had in the freezer
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. 2. Cut the tops off of peppers and clean out seeds and membranes. Place in baking dish that has a small amount of water on the bottom (it will keep the peppers from sticking and keep them moist).
  3. 3. Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic, crumbling the meat. Season with salt, pepper and a couple of dashes of Italian seasoning. Drain beef mixture.
  4. 4. Mix beef mixture, rice, parmesan cheese and almost all of spaghetti sauce in a bowl. Stuff an equal amount of filling into each pepper. Top with a spoonful of sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on each pepper.
  5. 5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

**What I Would Do Differently**

  1. The peppers were still pretty raw when they came out of the oven, so next time I would boil them quickly to get them started before stuffing them and baking them.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 813mg35%
Potassium 1008mg29%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 4290IU86%
Vitamin C 159.9mg194%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.