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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.
Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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

MAKING
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.

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

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

TIPS
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: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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