sausage stuffed peppers

Recipe printed from chiknpastry.com

Sausage-Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4

ingredients
4 green bell peppers
1 lb Italian sausage
1/2 white onion, medium diced
2 celery stalks, medium diced
1 garlic scape or clove, minced
8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
15 oz can tomato sauce
salt and pepper
basil, roughly (but gently) chopped
parmesan cheese (to your taste) 

instructions
preheat oven to 350 F. remove tops from peppers and if necessary, remove a little from the bottom, careful not to create a hole in the pepper, but just enough so they stand straight. remove seeds and sit upright on a sprayed baking sheet.

in a large skillet over medium-hi heat, cook sausage. when cooked through, drain some of the oil, then add onion, celery, and garlic. saute about 5 more minutes.

meanwhile, heat tomato sauce and tomatoes; add in basil and season to taste.

combine about 1/2 c of the tomato sauce with the cooked sausage mixture and stuff into each of 4 peppers. sprinkle with about 1 T cheese for each pepper and bake for about 10  minutes. pour more tomato sauce into pepper, add a little more cheese, and bake another 5 minutes.

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