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Stuffed Hungarian Cheese Peppers

These ‘Right on Red,’ ‘Yes to Yellow’ and ‘Orange You Sweet’ peppers from the Home Grown Seed Collection, are especially delightful when stuffed with turkey sausage, cheese, onions and spices. They make wonderful appetizers or snacks.

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    Ingredients

    • 3 ½ tsps olive oil
    • 1/2 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano
    • kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping
    • 2 cups cooked long grain or mixed-grain white rice|
    • 15 to 20 sweet peppers, cut off tops, remove seeds and ribs
    • 3 ½ tsps olive oil
    • 1/2 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano
    • kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping
    • 2 cups cooked long grain or mixed-grain white rice|
    • 15 to 20 sweet peppers, cut off tops, remove seeds and ribs

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium high, add sausage, crumble and cook, until browned. Transfer to a medium bowl, add 1 tsp oil to skillet and brown onion, oregano and garlic, then season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl with sausage. Add parmesan, rice and 1 tsp oil, stir to combine. Brush a baking sheet with oil and add peppers, cut side up on sheet. Stuff with sausage mixture and bake until browned and peppers are tender, approximately 30 minutes. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.
    2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium high, add sausage, crumble and cook, until browned.
    3. Transfer to a medium bowl, add 1 tsp oil to skillet and brown onion, oregano and garlic, then season with salt and pepper.
    4. Transfer to bowl with sausage. Add parmesan, rice and 1 tsp oil, stir to combine. Brush a baking sheet with oil and add peppers, cut side up on sheet.
    5. Stuff with sausage mixture and bake until browned and peppers are tender, approximately 30 minutes. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.