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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Everything you love about your favorite pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms stuffed into a healthy bell pepper. I even use pre-cooked rice to save time on a weeknight.

Listen to me explain briefly about how to make these Pizza Stuffed Peppers, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 oz. pepperoni slices
  • 1 and ½ cups pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 and ½ cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes before adding the garlic. Cook for 2 additional minutes.
  4. Slice the pepperoni in half.
  5. Add the pepperoni, rice, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir well, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the filling from the heat.
  7. Halve the peppers and remove the seeds.
  8. Lay the peppers in a casserole dish, skin side down.
  9. Fill them evenly with the rice mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top of each pepper and cover with foil.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes with the foil on, and 10 minutes with the foil off. Serve!