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Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

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Unstuffed Pepper Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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Get the delicious taste of stuffed peppers without any of the fuss in this easy dinner bake -- no stuffing required.
Updated Jul 7, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 1 bag (10 oz) frozen cooked white rice
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, bell peppers, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Return sausage mixture to skillet. Stir in tomatoes, rice and 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 2
    Pour sausage mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • 3
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese; bake uncovered 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use sweet Italian sausage in place of the hot for a milder dish.
  • tip 2
    Frozen precooked rice is available in the freezer section of your grocery store. Brown rice works perfectly, also.

Nutrition Information

430 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1190mg
50%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
4g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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