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Stuffed Peppers - Halloween Style

posted Oct 7, 2012, 10:45 PM by JustBenke   [ updated Oct 7, 2012, 10:48 PM ]
This is a spooky easy recipe for stuffed peppers, and I have to say we had some fun cutting out the faces too. I like the spicy Italian sausages, but if you can’t take the heat - then use a milder version. Have fun!
Ben Svensson
8 Bell Peppers
4 cups Elbow Macaroni

2 cups Marinara Sauce

5 Spicy Italian Sausages

Ricotta Cheese
Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions. Remove the casings from the sausage and brown the meat. Transfer the cooked sausage onto a paper towel to remove the excess fat. Chop the sausage into fine pieces. Pour the sausage meat on top of the macaroni then add the marinara sauce (use your own favorite marinara recipe…I’m not allowed to share my wife’s recipe…) and mix well. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut the tops off your peppers and carve your pumpkin face, clean and rinse. Dab dry the peppers with a paper towel. Spoon the stuffing into the peppers and place them in a shallow baking dish. Add a quarter cup of water. Let the peppers bake for 20-25 minutes. Take the peppers out or the oven, cover them with aluminum foil and place them back into the oven for another 10 minutes. If you want your peppers a little bit more “spooky” you can add a dab of ricotta cheese on top and then add a spoon of marinara sauce and swirl around so when you take off the pepper’s “hat” there is a surprise. It adds an excellent taste too!