Monday, October 12, 2015

Stuffed Peppers -with Orzo


I want to think everyone for their prayer and well wishes for my family  and myself . Everything is wel in my little corner of the world .  Had a very severe storm , knocked out the web service in our area , wires were replaced about 20 or 30 square miles , so I heard . As you know , businesses first .
Did a lot of reading and cooking . I will be visiting  and catching up with all of you . 
Again I thank you .   Nee
Packed with orzo, Italian sausage and summer flavors, these stuffed peppers make a fun, fast-fixing meal. Get colorful with green, orange, red or yellow peppers. Use more or less pepper flakes to adjust the level of heat to your liking!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. MAKES: 4 servings

4        large green peppers
1        cup uncooked orzo pasta
1        pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2     cup chopped red onion
2        teaspoons minced garlic
2        cups marinara or spaghetti sauce
1        medium tomato, chopped
1/4     cup minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
2        teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1        teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4     cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2        tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 .   Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.

2 .   Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

3 .   Drain orzo; stir into meat mixture. Add the marinara sauce, tomato, basil, rosemary and pepper flakes. Spoon into peppers.

4 .   Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted


  1. Good afternoon Nee,
    Welcome back were surely missed...I love this recipe, that is what I was waiting for something spectacular from Nee's Place...This dish is delicious, and a perfect time of year to enjoy it. Love the Orzo and all of the ingredients in these lovely colorful peppers. Thank you for sharing...I have to try this one as we all love stuffed peppers...Have a great week and Happy Columbus Day dear friend!
    Hugs x Dottie :)

  2. Good afternoon Dottie ,
    Thank you so very much and it so nice to be back , I missed everyone , now I have a lot of catching up to do . Yes , the dish is delicious and you can remake it your own by adding or your very own spices and ingredients . I am using more Orzo and less rice these days . Get your slow cooker out my friend , lots of dishes coming your way .
    Thank you for stopping by and a great weekend to you my friend .... Happy Columbus Day my dear friend !
    Hugs ;-) Nee

  3. I'm glad you are safe and well. And back here with these nice stuffed peppers :)

    1. Hi Medeja , I am glad to be back , I am catching up with my blog hopping I really have missed everyone . Thanks for stopping by . :) Nee

  4. Gorgeous peppers! So sorry you have had to deal with the after effects of that storm!


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