Orzo-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- 4 large green peppers
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
- 2. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
- 3. Drain orzo; stir into meat mixture. Add the marinara sauce, tomato, basil, rosemary and pepper flakes. Spoon into peppers.
- 4. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
1 each: 523 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 836mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein.
Reviews for Orzo-Stuffed Peppers
"Made this recipe yesterday and it was excellent. I will make this again."
"I have made these many times. Usually use garden fresh green peppers, they turn out wonderful! I use the recipe as stated. I have also made double batch of "stuffing" and froze it. Works well."
"Is in the oven now. Went together easily. Seemed like a lot of orzo, but we'll see. Love stuffed peppers! Liked the fact recipe called for partially cooking the peppers before stuffing."
"First let me say I used ground beef/chopmeat instead of sausage, my son will eat no form of sausage.The recipe was easy to follow and put together it was the first time I had ever attempted stuffed peppers .I'm a terrible cook and juggling 3 things tends to make me burn something. But was able to get them all together with no problems. I did not boil my peppers, but washed them well in warm water...4 things wold have pushed me over the edge in the juggling department :) and I feared over cooking them and having them fall apart.Delicious is what these are, the Rosemary brought a wonderful aroma to them I used ground pepper flakes (only thing I had on hand) and used just a few pinches...it really brought the flavors to life. The recipe easily stuffed 6 large peppers with some remaining for sampling by my teen kids.This is a winner recipe in my opinion!"
"A big hit in the house. It took more than 4 peppers for the quantity of filling but that was ok as I had extra on hand. We had a decent amount of leftovers but they disappeared very quickly."
"Pretty tasty. I usually make stuffed peppers with quinoa from this website but wanted to try something different. I used ground beef rather than sausage since that's what I had on hand and left out the Parmesan because I didn't have any. Used red and green bell peppers but there was a lot of filling left so I ended up using a total of 6 peppers. Yummy!"
"My entire family loves this recipe!!! Make the meat mixture ahead & freeze. Then on a weeknight you only need to make the orzo & stuff the peppers."
"Used red green &orange peppers & shredded chicken breasts. WOW tastes good &colorfull to"
"I make mine meatless or with Morningstar Crumblers. I like a mild sauce, so I make up an envelope of Knorr's Parma Rosa sauce...very good and freezes well.."
"I cooked the orzo until al dente and I boiled the peppers for 3 mins. I like crisp and fresh meals and this was a delight! And I am a tough critic!"
"I have made this twice, once with bulk Johnsonville and once with Italian links that I squeezed the meat out of. Next time I will try a mix of mild and hot sausage. I used half red peppers and half green. My son asked for the recipe and he doesn't do that often! It's the best stuffed pepper recipe we have ever tried."
"ZOMG these were amazing delicious!! We used spicy italian sausage instead for that little extra kick and this dish was polished off quick!!! Absolutely yum! :D"
"This recipe was very delicious. I shared it with the neighbors and it was a big hit!"
"I'm a little too Swedish for all the spice but everyone else loved them! I did use about 2/3 of the pepper flakes called for in the recipe. Good flavor, most stuffed peppers seem pretty bland but not these."
"Made this tonight and it came out delicious. I stuck to the recipe for the most part but used hot and sweet sausage together. Also instead of a tomato and sauce, I used a can of basil & garlic diced tomatoes which took care of both in one with some extra flavor. Would definitely make again!"
"I have made these twice now and have received high praise from my husband and grandchildren. It's a keeper for our family. Thanks for sharing this one.Pat Wagner, Defiance, Ohio"
"I have never been I stuffed pepper fan...but this totally changed my mind. I made it with red, yellow and green peppers. (especially loved the red) I used hot turkey sausage and my home made marinara sauce. Absolutely delicious."
"I have never been I stuffed pepper fan...but this totally changed my mind. I made it with red, yellow and green peppers. Absolutely delicious."
"This is one of my family's favorite recipes. I use homemade marinara sauce rather than jarred and it's delicious and easy."
"I don't like bell peppers much, but I used this recipe to stuff poblano peppers and it was really good."
"Best peppers I've ever made or tasted!"
"I made this for my husband the other night and he said it was the best meal I've ever made! (He usually does the cooking). And it made way more than can fit into 4 peppers, so I cut up one of the peppers and made 3 extra lunches for us both! Absolutely delicious!!"