Baked Stuffed Peppers
Cooking Time: 25 min
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 red or green bell peppers, split lengthwise and cleaned (see below)
1 tablespoon grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute just until softened. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients except pepper halves and Parmesan cheese; mix well.
3. Fill peppers evenly with mixture and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
4. Add 1/4 cup water to baking dish, cover with foil, and bake 20 minutes. Remove dish from oven and carefully remove foil; return dish to oven and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until peppers are tender and the filling is heated through. Serve immediately.
For variety, change up the peppers! Try stuffing your favorite Cubanelle or Serrano peppers and savor the tasty difference!
Another stuffed veggie dish you might want to try is our Golden Stuffed Mushrooms. Mmm!