Smoked Sausage And Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Everyone gets their own personal dinner tucked into a delicious sweet pepper in this sausage stuffed peppers recipe.

  • 15min
  • 25min
  • 13
  • 6
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 package Lit'l Smokies®
  • 1 Medium Onion, 1/2 inch diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 cups Orzo Pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 6 Bell Peppers
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add smoked sausage, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and smoked sausage is brown. Stir in white wine vinegar, cooked orzo, salt, pepper and ¼ cup mozzarella; remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Mix together the marinara sauce and cinnamon and stir ¼ cup of the sauce into the skillet. Spoon remaining sauce into the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  4. Cut the tops off of the peppers, remove the seeds, stuff them with the orzo-smoked sausage mixture and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake until heated through, 25 minutes.