Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan

Kalyn's KitchenReviews(21)
Stacy: "Amazing! Definitely will make this again!" Read More


  • 1 cup long grain brown rice (I used Uncle Ben's Brown Rice, but any long-grain rice will work.)
  • 4 green bell peppers (large, bottom trimmed, cap end cut off and diced, and seeds removed)
  • 1 onion (large, diced)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 sweet italian sausage (links, about 8 ounces turkey, or other sausage of your choice. Use diced mushrooms instead of sausage for vegetarian version.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried Greek or Turkish)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
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NutritionView more



Calories380Calories from Fat120
Total Fat13g20%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat120
Total Carbohydrate46g15%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Stacy 13 Jul
Amazing! Definitely will make this again!
I made it with Chipotle seasoning and spicy parmesan. turned out to be excellent!
Murphy 26 Apr
This was super good, will become a regular in my kitchen.
Herbst 28 Mar
Made it without the rice, added lots of paprika. Added parmesan to top off the cheesy top. Tasted like a taco filling! Great for banting.
Jo H. 16 Feb
I used hot ground turkey instead of the sweet. My husband does not like sweet ground turkey. I also used red bell peppers and doubled the amount of turkey and spices. Turned out great!
Tommy H. 10 Feb
Good, but needs little more flavor!
Robin C. 27 Dec 2017
This is the second time we’ve made this recipe. We love it we used a bit more Parmesan cheese. We also tried regular Miss and Alice it on top. great recipe
Leia 4 Dec 2017
Delicious but I'll prob use less oil next time
Genevieve 22 Nov 2017
I used microwaveable brown rice and orange peppers, and it turned out delicious. I also used whole fennel seeds because I couldn’t find ground. I think the mozzarella added on top didn’t add enough to the dish to merit purchasing it special.
Stephanie R. 1 Nov 2017
Delicious! Thanks to reading all of the directions first, I was able to decide to bake the peppers separately first. I also mixed in cheddar cheese rather than Parmesan, because that’s what I had. So tasty!
Taggart 28 Oct 2017
I made a bunch of these for work and people loved them. I did use hot Italian sausage instead because I appreciate an abundance of flavor ... I also tried the vegetarian version and added black beans, and lots of seasoning. It came out great.
Nora Durant 30 Sep 2017
Lovely! I used breakfast sausage instead because that's all I had around.
Deborah P. 28 Sep 2017
stuffing ground beef and......
Rene H. 3 Sep 2017
They were good but not great. I added 2 more links of italian sausage since I like my green peppers with more meat.
Hannelore S. 10 Aug 2017
Loved it with fresh French bread a light summer dish
Troy Bankhead 4 Oct 2016
Soooooo good! I was emptying out my fridge and had some bell peppers and mushrooms left so I decided to make this. Excellent recipe, easy, quick and yummmy!
Jody T. 9 Aug 2016
These were so flavorful! I omitted the fennel just because I didn't have it. Definitely will make these again!
Petra D. 7 Jun 2016
The stuffed peppers were one of the best I have had and were very easy to make. The Italian sausage adds a nice depth of flavour- I did use hot sausage from our Italian specialty store as we like the spice. This is one of the few stuffed pepper I like to make. Also, reheats well for lunch the next day. I change it up by using a slice of provolone cheese and melting that on top if I do not have mozzarella.
Tiffany P. 19 Mar 2016
This was delicious! My family loved these stuffed peppers, and I have some picky eaters. We will definitely be making these again and again!
David M. 13 Mar 2016
I'm terrible at cooking but these turned out great! It's a great beginners recipe and although I don't have much time to cook, I plan on freezing then for the work week
Laura C. 4 Mar 2016
Such a satisfying combination of flavors! Such a quick dish to make that's both healthy and filling. I love bell peppers to begin with, but the Italian sausage, rice, and onion really raised the bar! Would highly recommend for anyone looking to try something new and eat a little healthier.