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Italian Stuffed Peppers

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These stuffed peppers are full of flavor
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 stuffed peppers
Calories 346
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ large vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups spaghetti sauce I used homemade that I had in the freezer
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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**

  • 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

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 1008mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4290IU | Vitamin C: 159.9mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 4.8mg