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Sausage, rice, cream cheese stuffed peppers

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers with sausage, cream cheese and rice. 

Great for dinner or as an appetizer.   

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 large green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 bib celery chopped
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups cooked rice brown rice, white rice, instant or long grain
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare a casserole dish with cooking spray or olive oil.  

  2. Boil hallowed out peppers to soften (about 5-8 minutes).

  3. While peppers are boiling, add onion, celery and ground sausage to frying pan.  Cook over medium heat, breaking up sausage into small chunks until cooked through and you can no longer see any pink.  Remove from heat and drain excess fat.

  4. Prepare 2 cups of cooked rice.  I used quick cook brown rice.  2 cups of cooked rice = 1 cup rice plus 2 cups boiling water, simmered for about 15 minutes.

  5. Mix rice, sausage mixture, cream cheese, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper until well blended.

  6. Spoon into softened peppers.

  7. Top with shredded cheese

  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.