Quick and Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers

Easy to make with only a few ingredients and the always tasty Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted cooking sauce!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

2
large green bell peppers, halved and seeded
1/2
lb Italian sausage
3/4
cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
3/4
cup cooked rice
1
pouch (9 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce

  • 1 Place peppers open sides up on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Stir in beans, rice and half of the cooking sauce. Stuff in bell pepper halves.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining sauce over medium heat. Serve with peppers.

Expert Tips

This easy and delicious recipe can be made with any color of bell peppers.

Substitute turkey sausage or ground chicken for the Italian sausage.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.