Stuffed Banana Peppers are a simple, delicious family meal made with pantry ingredients. Made with a simple sausage and rice stuffing.
– 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.
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.
Prepare a baking dish and spread pasta sauce across the bottom. Scoop the sausage and rice mixture into the pepper cavities,
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and test the peppers for doneness.
When the peppers are cooked, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven, and bake to melt the cheese. Serve warm.