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Peasant Peppers Recipe

Peasant Peppers Recipe

My mother-in-law, who lives in Italy, taught me to make this simple casserole. It’s considered wholesome peasant fare—but I’ve never tasted peppers as delicious! —Robyn Scollo, Fairport, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 3 large green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 large sweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place peppers in two 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • 2. Bake until tender and skins are slightly blackened, about 30-35 minutes. Stir pepper mixture; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 106 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.