Sausage Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60-65 minutes



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds hot Italian sausage
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup wheat bulgur
  • 6 green bell peppers, tops removed and ribs and seeds removed
  • 12 ounces tomato basil pasta sauce (such as BerlolliĀ®)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, choppeda


Heat oven to 400 F.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook about 3-5 minutes. Add sausage and break up with spoon. Cook until browned about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, 1 cup water and bulgur; cook until thickened about 10 minutes.

Fill peppers with bulgur mixture. Arrange peppers in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Top each pepper with 1/4 cup pasta sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add 1/4 cup water to baking dish. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake pepper until tender, 35-40 minutes. Remove foil and set on broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese, if desired. Garnish with Italian parsley and serve.

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