Stuffed Rainbow Colored Peppers with Cauliflower Rice and Italian Sausage
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Ingredients
  • 4 rainbow colored bell peppers, cut lengthwise in half, then scoop out seeds and membrane
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled into small pieces
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh chopped riced cauliflower
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 handful kale or spinach, chopped
  • 6 large cremini mushrooms chopped
  • a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella plus a little extra for garnishing the tops
  • ½ cup of grated pecorino
  • ½ cup marinara sauce for the filling and enough extra sauce to cover the bottom of a 9x12 baking dish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon each, chopped basil and parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375
  2. Oil the bottom and sides of a 9x12 baking dish.
  3. Pour enough marinara sauce on the bottom of the baking dish to cover it all over.
  4. Place the 8 raw halves of the peppers into the baking dish.
  5. Brown the crumbled sausage in a pan until you see no pink at all, then remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. Wipe out pan of excess grease then add the onion, garlic and chopped mushrooms, riced cauliflower and cook til slightly soft then toss around and add the chopped kale to let it wilt.
  7. In a bowl add the drained sausage, cauliflower, cooked onion, garlic, mushrooms, kale, grated cheese, mozzarella, the sliced cherry tomatoes and the ½ cup of marinara sauce and herbs tossing well to incorporate everything.
  8. Fill each raw pepper with the filling, packing it in.
  9. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes then remove pan and change oven temp to 400
  10. Take the foil off, sprinkle the tops with a tablespoon or 2 of shredded mozzarella and some grated cheese.
  11. There will be a lot of moisture at the bottom of the pan from the foil being on but the higher temp will reduce it all.
  12. It's finished when you can say the peppers are nice and tender , test with the tip of a sharp knife and cheese is a little golden.
  13. Spoon some sauce on top of each and serve.
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2019/01/stuffed-rainbow-colored-peppers-with-cauliflower-rice-and-italian-sausage.html