Green Pepper Saute Recipe

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I created this recipe one summer when I had an abundance of green peppers in my garden. This spicy recipe is a great companion for any meat dish. It's also delicious served over rice. When I take it to potlucks, many people want the recipe.—Joyce Turley, Slaughters, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 large green peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crushed seasoned salad croutons


  1. In a large skillet, saute the peppers, celery, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and mixture is thickened. Sprinkle with croutons. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Green Pepper Saute in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p45

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HOGWriter User ID: 3126553 28410
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"I used left over spaghetti sauce jazzed up with a sprinkle of basil. The seasoned croutons really made the dish however. It went very well with meatloaf. Will definitely make again."

spoofer234 User ID: 3451313 103341
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I serve this over rice as a side dish. Quick and easy."

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