February 20, 2014

Healthy Stuffed Peppers



Healthy Stuffed Peppers

stuffed pepper

I hope you are hungry and you want a  healthy stuffed pepper because I have a treat for you. These are so good my kids ask me to make them. I know it is hard to believe but when you make them not only will you look like a gourmet cook but you will fall in love with stuffed peppers.

These healthy stuffed peppers make a great quick dinner or a Freezer meal in a jiffy. I loved that I was able to use Jimmy Deans Sausage Crumbles. They really sped up my prep time and increased the flavor factor to an out of control “YUM!” Jimmy Dean was kind enough to send me free products coupons which was a good thing because I made several batches to freeze for those nights when I want something healthy and hearty but I do not want to actually “cook”. I am a pop it in the oven kind of gal. These also look amazing when you have a party and serve them. I am spoiling my secret sharing how easy they are to make especially since Jimmy Dean cooked the meat and that is usually the hardest and most time consuming part.

You will need the following ingredients for your very own quick, healthy, and easy to prepare meal. Yes, you can freeze this just put it together and do not cook it until you are ready to eat it.

healthy stuffed peppers

jimmy dean ingredients (1 of 1)


1 bag of Jimmy dean Sausage Crumbles

2 cups of Spanish rice (cook it according to directions on the box, can, or bag)

5 Bell Peppers with the seeds removed

Salsa ( I used Peach)

Olive Oil

Cheddar Cheese or a Mexican blend

fresh cilantro


healthy stuffed peppers

Cut the pepper and remove the top

stuffed pepper

Remove the seeds from the pepper

spanish ricerice

Add the Spanish rice that you cooked per the recipe on the box, bag, or can

jimmy dean sausage

Now add in the Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles…..  and pretend you cooked for hours..

salsa in peppers

I add in a mango salsa but your favorite salsa will do nicely

sausage stuffed peppers

Another layer of our secret ingredient the Jimmy Dean pork sausage crumbles

rice stuffed peppers

Another layer of the Spanish rice

water into baked stuffed peppers

Add another layer of salsa and then fill your dish up 50% of the way with water. This will help keep the peppers tender. I put in a tablespoon of olive oil into the water.

baked stuffed peppers

Bake for 20 minutes and then bake the cheese until it is melted.

peppers final


It is hard to imagine these tasty ingredients created this gourmet meal in minutes.

healhty stuffed peppers.

The Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles are available in the refrigerator section of your local supermarket! I hope you enjoy these pepper you can make them and freeze them!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil  and pour in some water into the pan to keep them moist then roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.

If you chose to freeze them do so prior to cooking. You will then need to do the above instructions but you will have to cook them for an additional 10 minutes.

*Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro

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