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Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

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Italian stuffed peppers recipe includes bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, mushrooms and breadcrumbs along with finely chopped and sautéed vegetables. Stuffed bell pepper is a wonderful vegetarian entree or side dish that can be microwaved if preferred.
  Red pepper 1 Large
  Yellow pepper 1 Large
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
  Mixed mushrooms 1 Pound, finely chopped (White button and brown criminy)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Ketchup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Mozzarella 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated (crumbled feta, divided)

1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out seeds.
2. Preheat the oven at 400°F (200°C).

3. In large skillet heat oil over medium heat.
4. Sauté celery and onion for 1-2 minutes, or until softened.
5. Add mushrooms and sauté another 3-4 minutes or until starting to brown.
6. Turn off the heat and stir in the garlic, breadcrumbs, parmesan, ketchup, basil, oregano and half the mozzarella.
7. Spoon mixture into peppers and place in shallow baking pan or casserole.
8. Bake 15 –18 minutes in 400°F (200°C) oven or until peppers are tender.

9. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Return to oven 1-2 minutes just to melt cheese.

10. Serve this hot as a side dish to your main course.

Chop celery, onion and mushrooms in food processor to save time.
Add ½ cup chopped green or black olives.
Instead of baking the peppers, you can microwave by covering and cooking on high for 5-8 minutes or until softened and heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 282 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26%

Saturated Fat 6.2 g30.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.8 mg9.3%

Sodium 525.4 mg21.9%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.2%

Sugars 8.3 g

Protein 15 g29.2%

Vitamin A 30.3% Vitamin C 174.4%

Calcium 30.6% Iron 14.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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