Stuffed Peppers Italiano


Stuffed Peppers Italiano

EDR Stuffed Peppers Italiano
45 Min

Our shortcut version to flavorful stuffed peppers is sure to be one of your favorite go-to main dish comfort recipes. Stuffed Peppers Italiano is perfect for anyone with diabetes, 'cause it has simple ingredients yet it maintains full flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 3 large green bell peppers
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups light marinara sauce

What to Do

  1. Cut peppers lengthwise into 2 halves. Remove stems, seeds and white membrane.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Drop peppers into boiling water and boil 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Plunge into cold water and drain upside down on paper towels.
  3. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray. Cook onion over medium heat until tender. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add ground beef to skillet, cooking until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain meat in strainer and wipe skillet with paper towels to remove any excess fat.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  5. In same skillet, combine ground beef, onion, and 1 cup Marinara Sauce. Place pepper shells in prepared baking dish and mound beef mixture into peppers. Cover and bake 20 minutes. While peppers bake, heat remaining sauce in small saucepan. Spoon over baked peppers and serve.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 224
  • Calories from Fat 114
  • Total Fat 13g 20 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.6g 23 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 16g 32 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 53mg 18 %
  • Sodium 408mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 11g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12 %
  • Sugars 7.0g 0 %

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This is a great recipe -- very filling and high in potassium that a lot of people with high blood pressure need to have to counteract sodium. Green peppers are sweet and have more potassium than bananas do and far less sugar than bananas so they are a better choice such as in this recipe. You can mix it up and add ground turkey or ground chicken and have it still be low fat, add some dried Italian spices for some more Italian flavor but no more calories and it will change it up a little more without adding a lot of extra calories or sugars. Just stick to the same light marinara sauce. You can follow the same directions and drain any fat there might be in the other meats.


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