Peppers Stuffed with Sausage and Cream Cheese


This easy, cheesy dinner is one of me and my wife's favorites! Depending on the peppers you get, these can have a little zing to them! We liked to prepare spaghetti with our favorite pasta sauce as a side dish for these stuffed peppers with cream cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 4 large Cubanelle peppers, stemmed and seeded

  • 1 pound mild Italian pork sausage

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup pasta sauce, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Drop peppers into the boiling water. Turn heat off and let peppers soak until softened a bit, about 5 minutes. Remove peppers and set aside until cool enough to handle.

  3. Mix sausage and cream cheese thoroughly in a bowl. Fill peppers with sausage mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. Roll any extra sausage mixture into meatballs and place next to the stuffed peppers. Spoon pasta sauce over peppers and meatballs and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until sausage mixture starts to turn golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use hot or mild sausage.

Baking time will vary depending on how big your peppers are.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
42g Fat
11g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 62mg 312%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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