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Cajun Peppers of New Orleans

Prep Time: 35 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 774
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Cajun Peppers of New Orleans
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
25 min

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Big Easy with these savory stuffed peppers bursting with seasoned rice, andouille sausage and tons of aromatic rosemary. Topping them off with some bubbly melted Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut takes these zesty flavors to the next level!

  • 4 large bell peppers, red, yellow, green or combination
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
  • 3/4 tsp. Cajun seasoning blend
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp. crushed dried rosemary
  • 12 oz. andouille or smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut, divided
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; discard stems and seeds. Cover with boiling water and cook 5 minutes or until tender; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in large saucepan . Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth, seasoning blend and rosemary; heat to a boil. Stir in sausage. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in green onions and 1 cup cheese.
  3. Place peppers, cut-side up, in 13x9-inch baking dish. Fill peppers with rice mixture. Cover with foil; bake in preheated 375°F oven 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining cheese; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with rosemary, if desired.

Serving Size 4

Calories 774

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 48.20g 74%
Sat. Fat 19.30g 97%
Mono Unsat. Fat 18.10g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.70g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1414mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 527RE
Vitamin C 214mg 357%
Calcium 440mg 45%
Iron 2mg 17%