Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

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I think they may be the breakout vegetable of the season.  I am talking the colorful small peppers you see all over Pinterest and farmers markets.  And lucky for me in my CSA boxes! I’ve been popping them into salads, but today I turned them into Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers. 

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

It’s football Sunday after all! 

Mini Peppers for Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Mini Peppers for Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Now, if you want to sneak some health into a man-food appetizer, this may be it. Just top bite-sized peppers with Italian Sausage, a sprinkle of cheese and a dab of pizza sauce! Yes, these Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers are quick to make.  And super fun to eat!

Stuffing Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Stuffing Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

I make my own homemade Italian Sausage, but store-bought sausage should work just fine. You could go with bulk out of the deli or take the casings off Italian sausage links.  I do use jarred pizza sauce–because I haven’t gone quite that homemade.  (Pizza sauce is something I open regularly, use part of the jar, then freeze the rest for later.)

Oven Ready Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Oven Ready Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Now this wasn’t my first attempt at stuffing these cute little peppers.  I first tried doing cheese stuffed peppers which turned out okay, but low on pizazz.  Between the Italian Sausage and pizza sauce, Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers are now high in the flavor department. 

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

On the odd chance the game is slow…

Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers
Serves 4
Mini peppers may be the breakout vegetable of the season! Perfect in this 4 ingredient Italian Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers appetizer!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
151 calories
5 g
26 g
11 g
6 g
4 g
120 g
337 g
4 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
120g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 26mg
9%
Sodium 337mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
48%
Vitamin C
159%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Italian Sausage links (or about 1/2 lb lean bulk Italian sausage) - see note
  2. 1 pint mini peppers
  3. ¼ cup grated mozzarella or other meltable cheese
  4. 3-4 T pizza sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut mini peppers in half, leaving stem or discarding if you prefer.
  2. Top with about a tablespoon of sausage (depending on pepper size).
  3. Place in a baking dish and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes until sausage is cooked through.
  4. Top each pepper with a sprinkling of cheese, then return to oven until melted (about 2 minutes).
  5. Place on a serving plate, then top with a dollap of pizza sauce.
  6. Serve warm
Notes
  1. For the meat filling, you can use Italian sausages with the casing removed, or bulk Italian sausage (or make your own!)
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calories
151
fat
11g
protein
6g
carbs
5g
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13 Comments

  1. Inger these stuffed peppers look amazing 🙂

  2. Amazing! So colorful and I bet they are tasty!

  3. So beautiful, Inger! Great minds must think alike because I made something similar a couple of weeks ago. Wishing I had added cheese on top!

  4. I have probably made this comment before but I believe sausage is the only reason to eat meat. Love this recipe.

    • I love good sausage too–making more of my own is on my bucket list. And isn’t it exciting to see charcuterie really coming into its own now!!

  5. Hi Inger, love these beautiful colorful mini peppers, I think this is the perfect football food, my husband would go crazy for these.

    • Aren’t they cute–I was so glad to see so many of them this year! You know depending on your team, you might be able to do matching colors 😉

  6. these are perfectly sized! great filling too. 🙂

  7. may I replace the mini peppers with big peppers?
    I saw green and big peppers used for this appetizer in a cooking game ^_,,^π but I’m not really sure about the shape when I used big one -.-
    Only 1 word for your Italian sausage stuffed mini peppers is, Sugoiiii ! (is mean ‘Great’ in Japanese)

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