Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
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Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Italian-Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are vegetarian stuffed bell peppers with rice with an Italian kick! Made with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese, these peppers are delicious!

Cooking Time1 hr

Difficulty Level

Ingredients

  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 1 pound Morning Star ground veggie meat or Boca Burger crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 - 15-ounce can tomato or spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (fat-free or soy cheese

Instructions

  1. Clean and par-boil peppers.
     
  2. Cook onion til transparent.
     
  3. Stir in rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce.
     
  4. Stir in cheese, and meat substitute.
     
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  6. Stuff peppers with mixture.
     
  7. If peppers are large, then cut them in half horizontally.
     
  8. Pour remaining sauce over peppers.
     
  9. Use more if they seem dry.
     
  10. Cover and bake 45 minutes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan as it cooks.
     
  11. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more or til peppers are done.
     
  12. Sprinkle with cheese when done.

 

For more stuffed pepper recipe ideas, check out our list of 8 Fast And Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipes.

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I love to make stuffed peppers and have tried a few different kinds, even greek - but never italian! These look absolutely delicious! A great way to change up an old favourite! I would probably leave out the veggie meat, but might add in some quinoa to boost the protein. This would be great served with a salad or even a side of pasta! I wonder if anyone has tried to freeze these? They'd be nice to have on hand in a pinch!

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