Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Sweet Peppers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Based on a recipe from Nibble Me This


  • 1 pound mini sweet bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon or much more dried red pepper flake
  • 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


  • Soak some bamboo skewers in water.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add peppers and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Drain peppers and place into an ice bath for 5 minutes.
  • Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds.
  • Crumble sausage into a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook until nearly done.
  • Add onion, garlic, tomato, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir and cook until onions are softened.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Fill peppers with the sausage mixture. Skewer and place over direct heat on a grill for 3-5 minutes. Flip and grill another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve warm.