Sausage & Onion Stuffed Peppers

Delicious Stuffed Peppers made with with Italian sausage, onions, peppers and rice. 

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bell pepper, Italian sausage, Onion
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 pepper halves
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 3 large and round bell peppers
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice long grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • About 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. (If needed, cook rice first according to the package instructions and set aside in a large mixing bowl.)
  2. Preheat an oven-safe skillet on stovetop, over medium heat.
  3. Thinly slice yellow onion and green bell pepper and saute with some salt and black pepper until golden. Add to rice.
  4. Brown ground sausage in the same skillet and once it's done, add to rice as well.
  5. Add diced green onion, thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl with rice and mix all until evenly combined.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375.
  7. Cut bell peppers in half, lengthwise, and clean them out, taking out all seeds and membrane.
  8. Lay bell pepper halves in the skillet, like little cups, and pack them with sausage/rice mixture.
  9. Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of cheese on top.
  10. Place the skillet in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the peppers are soft. (Personally, I like them a little bit crunchy but you may need to adjust baking time according to your taste. Bake them longer if you want peppers softer.)

Recipe Notes

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