When it comes to making stuffed peppers, don’t draw the line at using traditional bell peppers. Try using something unique or something with a spicy kick, like these mouth-watering Stuffed Banana Peppers. We used a mixture of sweet banana peppers and what we believe are Hungarian wax peppers after a quick google search. With the farm stands bursting with fresh produce this time of year, peppers are popping up all over and buying seasonal vegetables and fruits also makes them very affordable.
Stuffed Banana Peppers – PIN IT FOR LATER
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Stuffed Banana Peppers
- 5 – 6 Fresh Peppers – Split in half and cleaned
- 3 Italian sausage links
- 1 Cup spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese
- 1 Cup cooked rice
- 1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking dish large enough to fit the number of peppers you are making.
1. Place sliced, cleaned peppers in a lightly greased baking dish
2. In a small skillet, brown your sausage and drain any excess fat
3. In a bowl add the cooked sausage, rice, spaghetti sauce and parmesan cheese
4. Mix together until incorporated
5. Spoon the mixture into the cleaned banana peppers and sprinkle the tops with cheddar cheese
6. Bake in a 350 degree oven 15 – 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the filling is bubbly
Serve with a fresh garden salad and crusty bread.
Try making them on the grill with this awesome Pepper Rack from Cuisinart!! (affiliate link)
I have to admit when our dear friend brought us these banana peppers I did NOT expect them to be spicy! Once my fingers stopped tingling I did a little research and I discovered that sweet banana peppers and Hungarian wax peppers look VERY similar! The peppers we had were a mix of BOTH and the only way I could tell them apart was to taste one.
When it comes to hot peppers, the majority of the heat resides in the seeds and the ribbing inside. If you clean this out, you can reduce the heat of a pepper drastically. I urge you NOT to use your hands to do this. Wear gloves and use a spoon to scoop out the inside when cleaning hot peppers of any kind.
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