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Pasta & Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients
  Gnocchetti sardi 1⁄2 Pound (Small Dumpling Shapes)
  Olive oil 1 Dash
  Bell peppers 4 (For Stuffing)
  Flat leaf parsley 3 (A Few Sprigs, To Garnish)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon (1/2 Stick)
  Scallions 6 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Bell pepper 1 , seeded and diced finely
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Parmesan cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), freshly grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cook gnocchetti sardi in boiling salted water adding a dash of olive oil for about 10 minutes until tender-crisp.
2. Drain in a colander and set aside.
3. Slice off top of each pepper, reserving it as a lid.
4. Remove and discard seeds and pith.
5. Grease an oven dish with a little olive oil.
6. Preheat oven to 400°F.

MAKING
7. To make the filling, in a large skillet melt the butter.
8. Add and sauté scallions and garlic for about 2 minutes.
9. Add diced pepper and seasonings and sauté another 5 minutes until tender-crisp.
10. Add boiled gnocchetti and the Parmesan cheese and heat through for about 2 minutes.
11. Arrange pepper shells in a baking dish.
12. Spoon filling into each pepper packing them till the brim.
13. Cover peppers with reserved lids.
14. Bake them for about 30 minutes, until tender.

FINALIZING
15. Just before serving, broil peppers for 2 to 3 minutes to heat through and char the skins.

SERVING
16. Serve stuffed peppers hot, lilting the lid to reveal filling and garnishing with parsley sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pepper
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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