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Pizzeria Peppers

Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large green bell peppers (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 pound Italian-flavored turkey sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 370
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 12.5 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 23.1 g
  • carbohydrate 44 g
  • fiber 5.8 g
  • cholesterol 55 mg
  • iron 5.5 mg
  • sodium 920 mg
  • calcium 189 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Cut tops off bell peppers; discard tops, seeds, and membranes. Cook peppers in boiling water 5 minutes; drain and set aside.

  3. Remove casings from sausage, and discard casings. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble sausage. Add mushrooms; saute 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese, olives, Italian seasoning, salt, and tomato sauce; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Divide sausage mixture evenly between peppers, and top with mozzarella cheese. Place stuffed peppers in an 8-inch square baking dish; bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Serve with toasted bread. (Serving size: 1 stuffed pepper and 1 bread slice).