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Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Tender peppers stuffed with a sausage filling in a homemade marinara sauce and topped with cheese. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • 6-7 banana 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-

  • 29 oz canned tomatoes (2 cans)
  • 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!