Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce
Recipe from Vegetarian Times

Simple and festive, these peppers will be welcome at any time of year.

Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce

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Servings: 8
Yield: 1/2 stuffed pepper each
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  • 4   
    large red, green or yellow bell peppers
  • 3   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 4   
    soy "sausage" links, cut into chunks
  • 2   cups 
    chopped onion
  • 1   cup 
    chopped celery
  • 4   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  cup 
    minced parsley
  • 2  14 1/2 ounce cans 
    chopped tomatoes
  • 1   teaspoon 
    dried thyme
    Pinch cayenne, or to taste
  • 3   cups 
    cooked rice
  • 1   cup 
    plus 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8   
    sprigs fresh thyme for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove core and seeds, rinse and pat dry. Set aside.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute "sausage" for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic and parsley, and cook about 10 minutes more. Stir in 1/2 cup tomatoes, thyme and cayenne.
Put rice in bowl, and stir in vegetable mixture. Let stand 15 minutes so the rice absorbs any liquid from vegetables. Stir in cheese. Divide rice mixture among pepper halves, mounding mixture into cavities. Pour remaining tomato mixture into small baking dish. Nestle stuffed peppers on top of tomatoes. Cover dish with lid or aluminum foil.
Bake 1 hour. Uncover peppers, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Serve with sauce from baking dish, and garnish, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 270, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 15, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 31, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 14, sodium (mg) 470, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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