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Hot sausage stuffed peppers
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4.04 from 31 votes

Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers


  • 6 fresh banana peppers
  • 1 lb ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare your peppers by cutting off the stems and slicing a slit down the middle of each. Inside will be small bunches of seeds. If you like a lot of heat, leave the seeds inside. If you prefer it a little more mild, remove the seeds.
  • Divide the ground sausage into 6 separate, equal portions and stuff one portion into each pepper. It's okay if thee sausage is exposed and doesn't completely fill the contents of the pepper.
  • In a baking dish, take 1/4 of the tomato sauce and spread it along the bottom of the baking dish. Add the water and mix it together with a spoon or whisk.
  • Lay each pepper, sausage-side-up in the baking dish.
  • Top each pepper with a small amount of the remaining tomato sauce
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and pop it into the pre-heated oven for roughly 40 minutes.
  • At 40 minutes, remove the baking dish from the oven and test the peppers firmness. If a fork easily pierces the pepper, they're ready for the next step.
  • Top each pepper with a little bit of mozzarella cheese.
  • Turn the oven to broil and put the peppers back in the oven, uncovered.
  • Broil until the cheese is golden brown and remove from the oven.
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!