Stuffed Banana Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
This is a delightful change from traditional stuffed green peppers. Banana peppers and chili powder give a little kick. As a bonus, any leftovers reheat nicely in the microwave.


  • 8 mild banana peppers
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, optional


  1. Remove pepper stems; cut peppers in half lengthwise. Carefully remove seeds and membranes; set aside. Combine the sausage, rice, onions, garlic, salt and pepper; stuff into pepper halves.
  2. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine tomato sauce, water and, if desired, chili powder; pour over peppers.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until filling is cooked and set. Sprinkle with cheese if desired; return to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.