Chicken Sausage Stuffed Peppers: Crock Pot-Free and Too Easy.

I remember eating stuffed peppers as a kid and only scooping all the good stuff out of the green pepper.  I HATED the pepper.  I think it was mainly a texture thing, and, I don’t particularly like the taste of the green peppers.  What a waste!

Since I have come to start cooking for myself, I incorporate at least ONE crock pot meal a week because it is so easy to come home to after a really long day.  Cooking is no fun if you don’t have the energy!  I’ve made stuffed peppers in the crock pot about a hundred times, but up until just recently, I believe my “go-to” stuffed pepper recipe has been forever changed.  And these ones are baked!  Check out this deliciously simple recipe below…

Chicken Sausage Stuffed Peppers:

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What You Will Need:

  • 3 bell peppers seeded and halved (color of your choosing!)
  • 3 chicken sausages in coin cuts with casing off
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup blocked Parmesan cheese chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • baking sheet

What You Will Need To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the chicken sausage pieces in a preheated pan with 2 tablespoons oil of your choice.  Cook the pieces until they are browned.
  3. After the sausage looks browned, toss in the spinach to wilt along with the artichoke hearts, cheese, seasonings and spices.
  4. Place your pepper halves onto the baking sheet and stuff with your mixture.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Honestly, you can use ANY veggies as your filling.  Maybe try black beans, rice, or black olives instead.  This is the just the mix that I have tried and loved.  This is such an easy recipe and carb free.  I use the chicken sausage as it isn’t as fatty as pork.

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Add this into your rotation and you won’t be disappointed!  Try it tomorrow for a fuss-free Friday dinner.  😉

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One response to “Chicken Sausage Stuffed Peppers: Crock Pot-Free and Too Easy.

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