This stuffed peppers recipe came from my all time favorite recipe website, eatingwell.com. There are so many delicious, and healthy recipes at this site. You can even search according to health needs (ie. diabetes appropriate, heart healthy, healthy weight, etc). It is very user friendly & I highly recommend checking it out. I did make two changes to this recipe, but they are minor. We like sauted mushrooms in place of the tomatoes & my husband doesn’t like bell peppers so I use various chili peppers for him. Pictured here is a red bell pepper, two yellow chili peppers, and a Poblano chili pepper. Ours also doesn’t have the cheese on top b/c when we pulled it out of the fridge we realized it was moldy. ick.
Also, for those who enjoyed the spaghetti squash recipe, eatingwell has another that we really like. Here’s the address:
Are Bell Peppers Good For You?
Bell Peppers are low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition.
Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.
Red bell peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green peppers.
Do Green Bell Peppers Have A Different Flavor Than Red?
Red bell peppers are the same thing as green bell peppers.
Red bell peppers have just been left to ripen longer than green bell peppers.
Green peppers tend to be a little bitter, but bell peppers sweeten as they ripen.
A red bell pepper is much sweeter than a green bell pepper.
Is Brown Rice Healthier Than White Rice?
All rice consists almost entirely of carbs, with small amounts of protein and practically no fat.
Brown rice is usually considered much healthier than white, because it is a whole grain that contains the bran and germ.
Most of the nutrients in rice is contained in the bran and the germ.
- 6 large bell peppers tops cut off
- 12 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links casings removed
- 1 1/2 Cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 4 plum tomatoes chopped
- 2 cups instant brown rice
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 cup finely shredded smoked cheese such as mozzarella cheddar or gouda
- Preheat broiler.
- Place peppers cut-side down in large microwave-safe dish.
- Fill dish with 1/2 in of water.
- Cover & microwave on high until peppers are just soft (7-10 min).
- Drain water and transfer the peppers to a roasting pan.
- Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through.
- Stir in broth, tomatoes, and rice.
- Bring to a simmer, cover & reduce heat.
- Simmer until rice is softened, but still moist (5 min.).
- Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until the rice absorbs the remaining liquid (5 min.)
- Stir in basil and half the cheese.
- Divide filling among peppers.
- Top with remaining cheese & broil to melt (2-3 min.)