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Traditional Italian stuffed peppers

Traditional Italian stuffed peppers

  • Author: Silvana
  • Total Time: 55
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x


Stuffed peppers make a delicious meal served hot or cold.


  • 4 red peppers
  • 400g sausage meat
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g Parmesan
  • 100200g breadcrumbs
  • 200g mozzarella
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven at 180°C/gas mark 4. Cut away the top part of your peppers, where the stem is, and clean them thoroughly, removing the seeds and the white filaments from the inside. Let them dry upside down on a clean cotton towel.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing. Tip the minced meat in a large bowl, and add the eggs, the Parmesan, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Start stirring the breadcrumbs in little by little, until the mix comes away from the bowl. Be careful not to make it too hard: you want a soft mix that keeps its shape in a ball, very much like a meatball mix.

3. Oil an oven dish and place the peppers on it, cut part up. Fill the peppers half way with the minced meat mix. Cut the mozzarella into four equal parts, then place a piece inside each pepper, over the meat. Cover with the rest of the meat, pressing down with the back of the spoon. Place the peppers’ “hat” on the dish, next to the peppers.

4. Put in the oven and cook for 30-45 minutes, depending from the size of the pepper. Your stuffed peppers are ready when the peppers begin to soften and their skin start to wrinkle.

5. Serve your peppers hot or cold, dressed with their hats. Store in the fridge for 24 hours maximum.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Cuisine: Italian
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