Italian Meat Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Friday, May 5, 2017
I really love stuffed peppers and make them all kinds of ways. This is a delicious meat stuffed one that seems to be the all time favorite hope you like them too. These have a great flavor that is enhanced by the peppers. I have made them so many ways but these meat stuffed are the families all time favorite.

Italian Meat Stuffed Pepper Recipe

bell peppers 5 or 6
28 ounce can tomato sauce
2 pounds ground beef mixed with pork or use all ground turkey
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup dry Italian style flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce 
1/4 grating cheese
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 diced tomato
salt, pepper to taste

1  cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef or turkey, eggs,  diced tomato,  bread crumbs, grating cheese and sauce. Add oregano, basil, garlic powder and any other seasonings. With a sharp knife halve the  peppers or cut the middle core out and leave whole to stuff. Clean, wash, removing seeds. Place in a greased large baking pan. Stuff peppers with meat mixture. Pour some sauce over each one. Bake at 400 until pepper is soft and meat is cooked and around 35 minutes. Add cheeses to the tops of each pepper and cook around 10 minutes before done.  Continue to bake until cheese is browned. Add more sauce if it begin to dry out.
I like to use orange peppers during the Halloween month and carve them like a pumpkin using this recipe:


  1. Your Italian version looks spectacular, Claudia!!!

  2. Shoot, yes! I'm hooked on stuffed peppers! Tried them so many ways and next time, I'll add fennel!


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