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Dinnertime Recipes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Summary

Add a little color to the dinner table! Try these bell peppers stuffed with savory Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, rice and Parmesan cheese, smothered in a tasty tomato sauce.

What You Need

  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage
  • 1½ cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • 1½ cups salsa, divided
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 red, yellow or green bell peppers

Instructions

  1. Combine sausage, rice, 1 cup of the salsa and 1 cup of the cheese and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Remove tops from bell peppers; discard tops, seeds and membranes. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so it can stand upright. Stuff peppers with sausage mixture.
  3. Spray a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour remaining ½ cup salsa into bottom of slow cooker. Stand peppers upright in cooker; cover. Cook on low setting for 4-5 hours or until peppers are tender.
  4. Remove cover; sprinkle tops with ½ cup remaining cheese. Cover; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Carefully lift out peppers with slotted spoon using tongs support peppers.
Variation

Oven Variation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour salsa into the bottom of a 13x9-inch greased baking dish. Stand peppers in baking dish. Cover. Bake 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 20 min, Total Time: 1 hour 10 min

Number of servings (yield)

4 servings

Category

Dinnertime

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Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

Yummy...Jimmy Dean Sausage is my favorite!! What a great recipe...thank you so much for sharing.
Bobbi P. – 02/27/2015 –

Made these for my family last night and they were a HIT! We loved them, and they were super easy to make!!
Jess S. – 03/04/2015 –

I am making stuffed peppers this week for dinner...and forget my way-I'm doing these!!
Cerra S. – 03/12/2015 –

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