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Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 31 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 496
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Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
31 min
Servings
4
Calories
496

Stuffed peppers are always a delicious choice for a filling meal, especially when made with crumbled Italian sausage simmered in diced tomatoes with fresh basil and chopped peppers along with tasty orzo pasta. Each filled pepper is topped with a hearty helping of Sargento® Sliced Provolone Cheese that melts perfectly to give each forkful the perfect amount of cheesy flavor.

Ingredients
  • 4 large red, yellow or green bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 2 cups cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 cup diced, cooked Italian sausage or salami
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or oregano or 1-1/2 tsp. dried basil or oregano
  • 8 slices Sargento® Sliced Provolone Cheese
  • Spaghetti sauce, heated (optional)
Directions
  1. Place pepper halves in microwave safe dish. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 6 minutes or until tender.
  2. Combine orzo, tomatoes, sausage and basil in medium bowl. Arrange single layer of pepper halves, cut-side up, in baking dish. Fill each pepper with orzo mixture. Top with cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 25 minutes or until cheese is golden. Serve with heated spaghetti sauce, if desired.

Serving Size 4

Calories 496

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 21.20g 31%
Sat. Fat 10.30g 47%
Mono Unsat. Fat 7.60g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.60g
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 888mg 35%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 187RE
Vitamin C 48mg 80%
Calcium 325mg 32%
Iron 4mg 22%