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Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

A wonderful vegetarian meal or side dish that can be microwaved if you prefer.

Budget Friendly: Under $2.50 per serving

Prep Time 20 mins.
Cook Time 18 mins.

method method

Cut peppers in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out seeds.  In large skillet heat oil over medium heat, sauté celery and onion for 1-2 minutes, or until softened. Add mushrooms and sauté another 3-4 minutes or until starting to brown; stir in garlic and remove from heat.  Stir in breadcrumbs, Parmesan, ketchup, basil, oregano and half the mozzarella. Spoon mixture into peppers and place in shallow baking pan or casserole. Bake 15 –18 minutes in 400°F (200°C) oven or until peppers are tender; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Return to oven 1-2 minutes just to melt cheese.

Makes 4 servings

Tip: Chop celery, onion and mushrooms in food processor to save time.

Variation: Add ½ cup (125 mL) chopped green or black olives.

Microwave Method: Place stuffed peppers in shallow microwaveable casserole, cover and cook on high for 5-8 minutes or until softened and heated through (time varies depending on size of peppers and wattage of oven) top with cheese and microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving
Calories: 299
Sodium: 487 mg
Protein: 13.3 g
Fat: 16.8 g
Carbohydrates: 26.6 g
Dietary Fibre: 4.3 g

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Ingredients Ingredients


large red, yellow or green peppers


2 tbsp

olive oil  

25 mL

1/4 cup

Each diced celery and onion 

50 mL

1 lb.

mushrooms, finely chopped 

500 mL


cloves garlic, minced 


1/2 cup dry bread crumbs  125 mL
1/4 cup Each grated Parmesan cheese and ketchup 50 mL
1 tsp Each dried basil and oregano 5 mL
1 cup grated mozzarella or crumbled feta, divided  250 mL