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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

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"Stuffed green peppers with rice and sausage in cheesy tomato sauce. Tomato soup is used instead of tomato sauce. Very, very good."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Slice tops off of green peppers; remove seeds and membranes, and rinse well. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add peppers and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  2. Place sausage and onions in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Reduce heat to medium and stir in tomato soup, water, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low, stir in 3/4 of cheese and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Prepare instant rice according to package instructions. Fluff with a fork and then stir into tomato mixture. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Spoon rice mixture into peppers.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on peppers and place under broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2003

The time to prepare this is definitely too long. I cut down the time by adding 1 cup of uncooked rice to the mixture after the soup, water, & cheese were added. I then covered and simered for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, the consistency was perfect for stuffing the peppers. I also added a 16 oz can of cut-up tomatoes to the bottom of the baking pan and placed the stuffed peppers on top, sprinkled the remaining cheese over all, and sprinkled croutons over everything. These changes cut the cooking time by an hour.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2002

The stuffing is really good. Makes an excellent buritto mix as well, just as add lectuce. I made the mix with the plan of six large peppers which I had, I ended using about 3/4 of it. For the peppers aspect, DO NOT BOIL the peppers unless you like them mushy and tasteless. To cut down on the cooking time add less water to the mix when you add the tomato soup, I would suggest cutting it down to half the recommended amount.

May 17, 2006

Recipe turned out great. I won't use minute rice so I used half a pound of ground beef half a pound of ground pork browned them and the chopped onion in a large frying pan with a lid. When that was finished browning I added 2 cups of raw long grain white rice and the rest of the ingredients brought it to a boil reduced heat to medium low and let it simmer for a half hour until the rice was cooked. Then I stuff the peppers raw, baked them for half an hour added the cheese on top stuck them back under the broiler until cheese bubbled. Only one pan to clean up and all the flavors blended well.

Oct 24, 2003

Really good, but I did make a few changes. Red peppers were on sale, so that was a no brainer. Instead of cutting the tops off the peppers like I normally do, I sliced them in half lengthwise. Boiling the peppers isn't necessary, so I skipped that part and just added some water to the bottom of the pan before it was ready to be baked. I used tomato sauce in lieu of the soup, replaced the rice with couscous and then topped the peppers with shredded Pepper Jack cheese. The family really enjoyed the fact that the recipe called for sausage (although I used turkey sausage) instead of beef. Thanks Nancie!

Apr 15, 2008

I rated this recipe a 4 just because I changed it a little as others advised. This was my first stuffed pepper encounter and it was a great one! I was able to shorten the time it took by about half by not boiling the peppers. For the meat, I used a chicken sausage that had been stuffed with red peppers. See the irony? Oh yes my friends. Peppers, inside of chicken, inside of peppers. Now if only I could fit the stuffed peppers into the cavity of a roast chicken, my life would be complete.

Jan 20, 2006

I like this recipe, but I will keep searching for a better stuffed peppers recipe. It's outstanding, particularly when we look at the simple and easy ingredients. As others have said, I would like to repeat emphatically: DON'T BOIL THE PEPPERS. 3 of 6 peppers cracked as I attempted to remove them from the pot to the baking pan, despite being extremely careful. No wonder. They were so mushy and weak that it's amazing they all didn't split. I should have listened to cwillisf, another reviewer. I did increase the ingredients by .5 to insure that I would have enough stuffing. It was nice to have the extra stuffing to spoon over the peppers, especially since three of them capsized from being split. Because half of the peppers ended up flat, this looked more like a casserole than traditional stuffed peppers. But on taste, this is a good dish. I will try it again someday. And by the way, since we aren't meshing a complex blend of spices, the stuffing mixture does not need to cook for more than a few minutes--in my opinion--just enough for the cheese to melt properly.

Sep 03, 2006

1st attempt at making stuffed peppers. They came out great! Only difference was I ommitted boiling the peppers prior to placing them in the oven. I scaled the recipe down to 4 and had lots left over. Will you remainder for burritos tonight. Perfect. SIDE NOTE: I HAVE SINCE MADE THIS RECIPE SEVERAL TIMES AND NO LONGER USE IT FOR STUFFED PEPPERS. MAKE BURRITOS OUT OF THEM EVERY TIME. SO GOOD!

May 04, 2008

have made this 3 time now,because this is my 11 years old favorite,i did change a few things,used red bell peppers,spaghetti sauce and spicy italian sausage with mozzarella cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 1277 kcal
  • 64%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 154.6 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 53.1 g
  • 82%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 43.6 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 1142 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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