Peppers Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Sausage


A delicious, easy stuffed pepper recipe. A go-to if your family loves cream cheese!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 stuffed pepper halves


  • 1 pound bulk sage-flavored pork sausage

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits, or to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 large bell peppers - halved, seeded, and stems removed

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a square baking pan with aluminum foil.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and garlic in a bowl. Stir in cooked sausage and season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until all ingredients are well combined.

  4. Scoop sausage mixture into the pepper halves; press lightly to pack. Don't overstuff or understuff. Place in the prepared pan.

  5. Bake until stuffing has hardened slightly on the top, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

  6. Let sit for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Cook's Note:

Each kind of pepper will use a different cooking time, I use green for mine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
26g Fat
7g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 106mg 528%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* 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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