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.


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


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Wash and hollow out peppers; dry insides.

In a bowl, mix rice pilaf with bread crumbs. Add Italian dressing and 3 tablespoons of the Italian tomato sauce; mix well.

Add sausage and grated onion to pilaf mixture. Mix again, and then stuff the peppers.

Spray a large pan with olive oil spray, or spread olive oil to coat. Pour ½ cup Italian tomato sauce over the oil.

Place peppers in the pan and pour remaining 2 cups of Italian tomato sauce over them.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

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6 servings

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