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stuffed peppers

Sausage Pesto Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Bell Peppers Tops cut, stemmed and seeded. Or, cut in half and seeded.
  • 1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage
  • 6 Ounces Basil Pesto
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Pour 1 cup of water onto the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Brown the sausage in a medium sized pan over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Drain grease from meat if necessary.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cooked sausage with the pesto and 1 Cup of the shredded cheese.  Spoon the filling into each bell pepper.
  • Place bell peppers cut side up in prepared baking dish and cover the dish tightly with foil.  Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until peppers are tender.  
  • Remove pan from oven and top peppers with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.  Bake 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted.