Grilled Stuffed Peppers
After hearing the recipe described at a local Italian restaurant, I decided to try to make these peppers at home. Everyone enjoyed the pretty green “shells” brimming with a hearty filling.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 30 min.
- 3 large green peppers
- 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1-1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
- Additional shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Set aside. In
- a large bowl, combine the tomato, cheeses, basil and oregano.
- Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Spoon into pepper halves.
- Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place peppers over
- drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 30-35
- minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and peppers are tender.
- Sprinkle with additional cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed pepper half equals 479 calories, 40 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 972 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a