It’s Whats for Dinner!!
These easy Pizza Stuffed Bell peppers is what we had for dinner tonight!! During the pandemic I have been cooking and eating healthy. I have truly enjoyed it. I haven’t deprived myself of the things I love but I have only had those in moderation. I have lost 10 pounds by drinking my shakes, eating and cooking healthy. This recipe is one of our favorites not only because its sooo tasty but because it is so quick and easy to prepare. Take a stab at it and let me know what you think!! XoXo Jill
Pizza Stuffed Peppers Ingredients 1 lb lean ground turkey or beef 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp Italian seasoning sea salt and pepper to taste about 1/4 teaspoon each 1 (14.5 oz.) jar diced tomatoes with juice 2 cup marinara sauce 3 large bell peppers, any color, sliced in half, seeds and membraines removed nitrate free pepperoni, thinly sliced 1/4 cup black pitted olives, sliced 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in ground meat, garlic, and cook while crumbling with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes. Drain excess grease. Season with Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper, then stir in the diced tomatoes. Continue to simmer on medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes, or until sauce thickens a bit. Pour your marinara sauce into the bottom of the casserole dish and spread with a spatula. Arrange the peppers, cut side up as shown, and evenly spoon the meat mixture inside. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and arrange pepperoni slices and olives on top. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or so and remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes until peppers are tender-crisp and cheese is nice and melty. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired. Enjoy!♥Jill