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Sausage, Mozzarella & Basil Stuffed Peppers

Easy and tasty stuffed peppers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 6 stuffed peppers
Calories 642 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 6 bell peppers tops cut off, core and seeds removed and discarded
  • pounds Italian sausage sweet, mild or hot
  • 1 medium onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 14 ounces canned beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil over a high heat. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the bell peppers. Cook until the peppers just begin to soften, 3 to 5 minutes, using a spoon to keep the peppers submerged in the water. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove peppers from the pot, drain off excess water, and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the sausage, onion and garlic together until the sausage is browned and no longer pink. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice, tomato sauce, cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish large enough to hold them all (it will vary depending on the size of your peppers). Using a large spoon, divide the filling evenly amount the peppers. Drizzle a little of the beef broth evenly over top of the peppers, and then pour the rest into the bottom of the pan. Bake until heated through, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Sausage, Mozzarella & Basil Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1594mg69%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 4340IU87%
Vitamin C 161.2mg195%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.