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Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Italian sausage and feta cheese give zest to the rice filling in these tender peppers I've prepared often over the years. When I was married in 1970, slow cookers were the rage. In our home, it's one appliance that's never gone out of style. —Judy Earl, Sarasota, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet red peppers
  • 2 medium sweet yellow peppers
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Cut tops off peppers; chop tops and set aside. Discard stems and seeds; set pepper cups aside. Set aside 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce; pour the remaining sauce into a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sausage, rice, cheese, onion, tomato, parsley, olives, garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and reserved chopped peppers and spaghetti sauce. Spoon into peppers.
  • Transfer peppers to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until sausage is no longer pink and peppers are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper: 292 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1182mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.

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