This is one of my favorite stuffed pepper recipes. It uses Jennie-O Italian turkey sausage and great northern beans in place of rice. This recipe is copied from Jennie-O.com. Delicious!!!
Italian Sausage & Bean Stuffed Peppers
Total Time More than 1 Hour
Preparation Time Under 30 minutes
Serving Size 4
Preparation Method Stove-Top
Level of Difficulty Moderate
4 bell peppers, any color or a combination
2 teaspoons garlic-infused or extra-virgin olive oil
1 package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Sweet Lean Italian Turkey Sausage
1 (15-ounce) can Italian-style or regular tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 (16-ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
Heat oven to 375ºF. Cut peppers lengthwise through stems keeping stem halves intact to hold stuffing. Discard seeds and veins. Cook in boiling salted water 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well and place cut side up in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Remove sausage from casings; crumble into skillet. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and basil; continue to cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans; heat through. Mound mixture into pepper halves. Sprinkle cheese evenly over filled peppers. Bake about 25 minutes or until filling is hot and peppers are tender. Makes 4 servings.