March 20, 2011
Stuffed Peppers (By Ashley!)
One of our favorite food shows has to be "Cake Boss" with Buddy Valastro. Now he has a show titled "Kitchen Boss", and shares family recipes from his Italian heritage. My girls can appreciate this having a Sicilian for a dad. "Nonna" has cooked for our large Italian family for many years.
Ashley watched the show, saw this recipe for stuffed peppers and wanted to try it, modifying the original version just a bit. These peppers came out absolutely delicious, and health wise, are awesome!
(makes 4-6 servings)
3 medium-large sweet peppers (1 red, 1 orange, 1 yellow)
1 pound turkey sausage (casings removed)
1 cup extra-long grain white rice (cooked)
1/2 onion, diced
*1 small fennel bulb, chopped - optional
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 and 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheeses (provolone, asiago, mozzarella, parmesan)
2 cups fresh tomato sauce, divided*
6 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
Cook the rice and set aside to cool. Wash up the peppers, slice off the tops, and clean out the insides (free of seeds and pith).
A wonderful dinner is served~