Try a spicy alternative to your traditional stuffed pepper recipe. The delicious filling for our Zesty Stuffed Bell Peppers is made with Success® White Rice, savory Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, green chilies and peppery Monterey Jack cheese.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare rice according to package directions.
Remove the tops and seeds from the bell peppers and discard. Blanch peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove from water and drain.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage for 7-9 minutes, until no longer pink. Drain fat.
Fold in rice, diced tomatoes and green chilies and 3/4 cup of cheese. Remove skillet from heat.
Stand peppers up in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Divide sausage mixture between prepared peppers. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove peppers from oven and top with remaining cheese. Garnish peppers with fresh parsley.
For a lighter version of this dish, use low-fat Italian turkey sausage and 6 ounces of light cheese. Make the meal whole grain, by using Success® Brown Rice.