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Andouille-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Andouille-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein. —Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) jambalaya mix
  • 4 small green peppers
  • 3/4 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato juice
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, optional


  1. Prepare jambalaya mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat until browned. Add jalapeno; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Stir sausage mixture into prepared jambalaya. Spoon into pepper halves. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; pour tomato juice over and around peppers.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until peppers are tender. Serve with hot sauce if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spicy Stuffed Peppers with Andouille in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p65

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Very flavorful, we like dishes with some kick in my house. I changed up the peppers a bit. I used a red pepper, a yellow pepper, an orange pepper, and a poblano pepper. Very colorful and very delicious."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"This was an instant favorite with my family. We used chicken instead of Andouille, and topped each pepper with a slice of cheddar cheese. Delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"All my boys really liked this recipe. And it was so easy - almost a no-brainer after I read the ingredients and instructions. Such a good idea, it was like geez, why didn't I think to do that? - Very good - would totally make it again"

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"My husband thinks this is the best stuffed pepper recipe we have."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"I'm a novice to cooking and never made a stuffed pepper before. This recipe was so easy and tasted amazing too. Definitely for more grown up taste-buds as it has some zing."

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