Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers!

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Yes, it’s true! I usually stick with blogging the 3 main food groups… cupcakes, cookies, and coffee but occasionally I dive into a savory dish! 😉 When my brother brought in 1 dozen brilliant bell peppers from his garden one afternoon, I needed to find a dish that would accommodate them! Instantly Stuffed Bell Peppers was suggested but I really am not a huge fan of Mexican food. So I improvised and created Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers!! A Bell Pepper halved, layered with a basil garlic cream cheese, savory beef, Parmesan, marinara, and lots of mozzarella!!

Serves 6-8

  • 6 bell peppers cut in half and seeded
  • 1 8oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tbs pureed garlic( or 1/2 tbs garlic powder!)
  • 1 tbs dried basil
  • 1 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 2 tbs Italian herbs (I mixed up my own using Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Garlic, and pepper)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 3 cups marinara(I use my quick marinara recipe found here)
  • 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat 9×13 pyrex with olive oil or cooking spray! Place bell peppers in dish.
  2. Brown meat with Italian seasoning and 1 tsp salt. Meanwhile, cream together cream cheese, pureed garlic, and 1 tbs basil! Evenly divide and spreed cream cheese mixture on the bottom of halved bell peppers. Next equally divide cooked meat, top with Parmesan, marinara, and mozzarella between bell peppers.
  3. Cover and bake for 30 minutes! Uncover and continue to bake until cheese is bubbly and brown!
  4. Enjoy!!!

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