Stuffed Banana  Peppers

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Stuffed Banana Peppers are a simple, delicious family meal made with pantry ingredients. Made with a simple sausage and rice stuffing.

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INGREDIENTS

– 2.5 cups water – 2 tablespoon butter  – 1 package Rice a Roni – 8 banana peppers, halved – 1-pound Italian turkey sausage – 2 cups low sodium pasta sauce – ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large skillet, brown Italian sausage until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.

BROWN SAUSAGES

1

To the sausage, add 2 cups cooked Beef Rice a Roni, 1 cup of the pasta sauce, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.

MIX FILLING

2

Prepare a baking dish and spread pasta sauce across the bottom. Scoop the sausage and rice mixture into the pepper cavities,

PREP TO BAKE

3

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and test the peppers for doneness. 

BAKE 

4

When the peppers are cooked, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven, and bake to melt the cheese. Serve warm.

SERVE

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