Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers Vertical

What You Need:

    • 5 red bell peppers
    • 1 lb. spicy Italian ground sausage
    • 1/2 c. cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
    • 2 c. steamed long grain white rice
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more for serving
    • 1 1/2 c. shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
    • Finely chopped parsley, for serving

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and grease a casserole dish. Slice off tops of bell peppers, then remove the membranes and seeds and discard. Arrange empty peppers standing up in prepared casserole dish.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and rice, then add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ½ cup cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  3. Spoon sausage mixture into bell peppers and top with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is completely melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with pepper and top with parsley. Serve immediately.