• prep: 25 min
  • cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • total: 1 hr 40 min
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  • Summary

    These stuffed peppers are divinely comforting, deeply satisfying, unbelievably flavorful and easier to make than you think!  The succulent bell peppers are stuffed with a saucy, zesty, hearty Italian sausage, rice, and tomato filling, blanketed with mozzarella then baked until hot and bubbly. This stuffed peppers recipe is make ahead friendly, freezer friendly and family favorite fabulous.  Serve it up with homemade Caesar Salad and some garlic bread for the perfect feast.

    Ingredients

    • 6 large bell peppers ((I suggest red, followed by orange and yellow))
    • 1 pound Hot Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 1/2 large yellow onion, (chopped*)
    • 1 carrot, (diced*)
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp dried
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 tsp dried
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon ((see notes))
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, more or less to taste
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 tsp EACH salt, pepper
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup cooked and cooled brown rice ((may sub long grain white rice slightly undercooked))
    • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, (divided)

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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