1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread, toasted
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cut tops off bell peppers; discard tops, seeds, and membranes. Cook peppers in boiling water 5 minutes; drain and set aside.
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.
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).
Had chicken sausage that was sweet italian as only change. I think it would have been better with spicy Italian but it was still fantastic. Probably used a bit more cheese than called for, but otherwise followed recipe. Fantastic and pretty easy too.
PHENOMENAL!!!! Followed the recipe to a "t" and it was perfect. Oh, one thing I did do differently actually was broiling the peppers for about a minute and a half at the end of the baking time. It was also just the right amount of filling to fill the 2 peppers. i bought beautiful large peppers from Whole Foods. My boyfriend said it was THE fullest he's ever been from something I've cooked for dinner for us---which is not a common comment from him! Make this as soon as you're able to, it's delicious!
A delicious lighter yet Italian variation on Grandma's recipe. A keeper.-- best if you brown the italian flavored turkey sausage thoroughly and, if necessary, drain off 1/2 of the fluid before adding cheese etc.
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