Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Tender peppers stuffed with a sausage filling in a homemade marinara sauce and topped with cheese. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword stuffed peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 609kcal
Author Valentina's Corner



  • 6-7 peppers
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 8 oz provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, finey chopped

marinara sauce-

  • 2 (14.5 each) cans tomatoes
  • 1/2 celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, finely chopped or grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper


Prepare homemade marinara-

  • In a skillet, heat oil and butter. Once hot, add onion. Saute until tender.
  • Add celery and carrots, cook until carrots and celery are tender and fully cooked.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  • Transfer sauce from pan to a handheld mixer (or blender) and blend until smooth. Return to skillet and turn heat down to simmer. 

Preparing peppers:

  • In a bowl, combine the sausage, chopped jalapenos, garlic, and onion, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Cut the peppers in half and deseed.
  • Stuff the peppers with the sausage and place into a casserole dish.
  • Add the marinara sauce over the peppers.
  • Add the cheese over top.
  • Cover with foil, and bake at 400°F for 35 minutes.
  • Uncover dish and bake for an additional 5-8 minutes, until cheese melts and bubbles.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1483mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2080IU | Vitamin C: 105.7mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 1.9mg