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Green Pepper Saute

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • HOGWriter
    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
    Jan 12, 2014

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