Why is dinnertime a challenge at times? Can you relate?

For me, the issue with dinnertime that I tend to deal with is simply coming up with new ideas that everyone in the house will eat. I’m sure that I’m not the only mom with this problem, either.

I love me an easy dinner idea as well. Honestly, I won’t cook unless it is an easy recipe!

These Italian Stuffed Green Peppers fit the easy and different bill to a T. And they’re hearty to boot.

Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!

Did I mention delicious, too?

Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!

Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!

Italian Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Italian Sausage links
  • 4 large green bell peppers, washed, tops cut off and seeds removed
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tsp, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • salt and pepper, to taste

optional: removed bell pepper tops, diced

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa per the package instructions. Set to the side.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place prepared green peppers (with tops cut off and seeds removed) into a greased baking sheet.
  3. Dice bell pepper tops (optional) and onion. In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp olive oil. Saute diced pepper and onion until soft. Remove from skillet and set to the side.
  4. Add tsp to skillet, then cook sausage until lightly browned. Add bell peppers/onions and spices to the skillet for 2-3 minutes. Add cooked quinoa and parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper (to taste) and heat up until entire mixture is warm.
  5. Using a spoon, pack mixture into each bell pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, add grated mozzarella on each pepper, then back for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.

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Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Please let me know if you’ve tried it by leaving a comment below. 🙂

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Italian sausage, quinoa, sauteed onions, and parmesan cheese stuffed inside of a fresh green bell pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. A simple dinner recipe that your entire family will enjoy!