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Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Sweet Peppers

Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Sweet Peppers

These little sausage-stuffed grilled sweet peppers are like popcorn. You just keep popping them into your mouth.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 232kcal


  • 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 dried red pepper flake or much more
  • 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend shredded


  • 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.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg