Orzo Stuffed Peppers
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Pepper season is here and we're getting excited about "stuffing" ourselves at dinner! Thank goodness we've got this recipe for Orzo Stuffed Peppers. A lot of stuffed pepper recipes use bread crumbs as the main ingredient in their stuffing, but sometimes it's nice to get a change of texture; this orzo pasta offers just the right variation! There are a dozen ways to serve up peppers but this, by far, is a Test Kitchen favorite.
What You'll Need
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, crumbled
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 green bell peppers, tops removed and cored
- 1/2 cup water
What to Do
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, orzo, 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, the basil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; mix well. Stuff bell peppers evenly with mixture.
- Stand peppers in a large pot and pour remaining tomato sauce over top. Pour water in bottom of pot, cover, and cook over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, or until meat is cooked and peppers are tender.
Check This Out!
- Looking for more great ways to enjoy peppers? We suggest our Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Sandwich, our Fajita Burgers, or our Grilled Summer Veggies.
- For more ways to get stuffed, try our Crabmeat Stuffed Salmon, our Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats, or our Cheesy Stuffed Herb Chicken.
- If you can't get enough rice, you need our Anytime Fried Rice, or our All-in-One Paella!
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Nutritional InformationShow More
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Calories 376
- Calories from Fat 125
- Total Fat 14g 21 %
- Saturated Fat 5.0g 25 %
- Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
- Protein 22g 43 %
- Cholesterol 55mg 18 %
- Sodium 501mg 21 %
- Total Carbohydrates 40g 13 %
- Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15 %
- Sugars 4.7g 0 %
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