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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nonna's Italian Stuffed Peppers ♥

Here is a great authentic dish, italian stuffed peppers a perfect healthy comfort food!
 enjoy! ♥




Ingredients ♥

    6 medium size bell peppers
    2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    ⅓ cup finely chopped onions
    1 TBS chopped garlic
    1¼ lbs lean ground turkey
    1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
    2 cups already cooked  rice
    ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for sprinkling
    2 cups homemade or your fave marinara sauce, divided
    salt and pepper to taste
    ½ cup water

Instructions ♥

    Cut the tops off the peppers, core and remove all seeds. Set aside.
    In a large frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until onions start to wilt. Add the turkey to the pan and cook for 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Add seasoning, rice, Parmesan cheese and ½ cup of the marinara sauce (reserve the rest for later). Stir well and cook for a few more minutes until mixture is well heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Carefully stuff the pepper cavities with the mixture.
    In a large pot, add the remaining 1½ cups of marinara sauce and water. Heat on low until mixture comes to a simmer. Transfer the peppers to the pot making sure they are standing upright. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 25 to 30 minutes or until peppers are tender.
    Serve with sauce spooned on the peppers and sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese if desired enjoy!

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