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Smoked Sausage and Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"Everyone gets their own personal dinner tucked into a delicious sweet pepper."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 609 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add smoked sausage, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and smoked sausage is brown. Stir in white wine vinegar, cooked orzo, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup mozzarella; remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Mix together the marinara sauce and cinnamon and stir 1/4 cup of the sauce into the skillet. Spoon remaining sauce into the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  4. Cut the tops off of the peppers, remove the seeds, stuff them with the orzo-smoked sausage mixture and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake until heated through, 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 609 calories; 25.9 g fat; 71.6 g carbohydrates; 22.3 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 1126 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

A very nice stuffed pepper recipe using smoked sausage and orzo instead of the usual ground beef and rice. The Italian seasoning is also an unexpected flavor. I like that a typical stuffed peppe...

Most helpful critical review

I probably will not make this recipe again. My husband did not care for it either.

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A very nice stuffed pepper recipe using smoked sausage and orzo instead of the usual ground beef and rice. The Italian seasoning is also an unexpected flavor. I like that a typical stuffed peppe...

I read the reviews before I made this and decided to cut the peppers length way so I had two peppers to fill. I made 6 halves with three peppers. I blanched the peppers in boiling water for ab...

I probably will not make this recipe again. My husband did not care for it either.

I used ground spicy sausage (cooked until brown and crumbly) and omitted the cinnamon. I also used the Trader Joe's Rice Orzo Pilaf Mix for my pasta element. Otherwise, I didn't change a thing...

The reviews were mixed with the family. For our personal taste, I would add a little more garlic. The peppers didn’t cook thoroughly, but I don’t like mushiness so it worked for me. I thought...

My husband made this with chicken sausage. Added fresh oregano toward the end. Absolutely delicious!