Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

  • 8 min

    Preparation
  • 26 min

    Cooking
  • 34 min

    Total time
  • 4

    Servings
  • Easy

    Level
  • 10

    Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 12oz Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™️Buy Now
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 6 oz of couscous, cooked per package directions
  • 4, medium Bell Peppers
  • ½ cup of onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 14 oz of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Zest

Instructions:

  • Step 1.

    Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2.

    Remove tops of bell peppers, core and deseed. Arrange peppers in a shallow baking dish with hollow sides facing up. Slice bottoms of peppers if necessary so they will stand upright.

  • Step 3.

    Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray, or drizzle with olive oil. On medium heat, add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™, breaking up as you cook. Cook until evenly browned.

  • Step 4.

    Remove skillet from heat and add cooked couscous, lemon zest, half of the crushed tomatoes, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 5.

    Spoon equal amounts of the Italian sausage mixture into peppers. Mix the rest of the tomato sauce with oregano and pour over the peppers.

  • Step 6.

    Bake for 16 minutes, basting with sauce every 8 minutes, until peppers are tender. Remove from the oven and serve hot, garnished with your favorite fresh herbs. *Add vegan feta on top for a cheesy addition.

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