Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Potatoes

              When I write recipes there is never really a method. It seems as though some of
               my best and most interesting recipes are when, I'm at a traffic light, I wake up in
               the middle of the night or doing laundry. If I set out to have a nice quiet day of
               writing...I come up empty handed. This recipe came to me to other day when I
               was craving a sausage, peppers and onions sub. It was an instant light bulb, a-ha
               kinda moment. So there you have it. A process of my writing ( in a nut shell )

                       A healthy weeknight meal and packed full of flavor. Oh yeah, easy too.

                                             Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Potatoes

                                             6 assorted bell peppers
                                             1 (12 ounce ) package spicy chicken sausage
                                             1 ( 24 ounce ) bag red potatoes - diced small
                                             1 red onion, diced
                                             3 garlic cloves, minced
                                             1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
                                             1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
                                             1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper ( optional )
                                             a handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
                                             shredded mozzarella cheese - for the top

           1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, In a medium size pot. Heat 2 tablespoons
           of olive oil, add potatoes and 2 tablespoons of water. Put lid on pot and cook until
           slightly soft. Add onions, sausage and seasonings. When potatoes are almost done
           throw in the garlic and tomatoes.
           2) Fill each pepper with sausage and potato mixture. Add cheese on top and bake
           for 30 minutes or until peppers are soft and potatoes are cooked through.

                       These cook easily become a vegetarian meal - just leave out the sausage.


  1. These look delicious! I will definitely have to try them out!

  2. Oh those look so so good! You've always got the most gorgeous pictures!

  3. Brilliant. I come up with my best food recipes when I'm working out ;)

  4. This is a thousand times better than ground beef in peppers (gag). And so much prettier, too!

  5. This sounds wonderful! Do you think this could be cooked in a crock pot?

    Thanks for the recipe.


  6. i've never added sausage to peppers but what a perfect combo.
    a must try for sure

    xo the egg out west.

  7. I love your take on the stuffed peppers. This would appeal to me a lot more and wow are they beautiful! The colors are fabulous. I just love the idea of the chicken sausage and the potatoes. Bet they were a huge hit.

  8. These are the best darn stuffed anything that I have ever seen. MUST try! soo scrumptious!


  9. This could not have come at a more perfect time!

    I've been dying to try all of these stuffed peppers recipes I've found online but they were all vegetarian and my boyfriend is usually less than thrilled by that option. Sounds dumb of me but I never really thought of what meats I could add- these look PERFECT. Yum! He gets back from a trip on Sunday afternoon, perhaps I'll prep these for dinner that night!

  10. Totally awesome idea! I love sausage and peppers.

  11. YUM! These looks delish. And I love all the fun colors!

  12. I love stuffed peppers but I've never had anything like these. They look so good!

  13. Another vibrant, gorgeous post! I love bell peppers and love that you've got potatoes in there too. Yum! This was some great inspiration, Val.

  14. Pepper- licious ! I could have these for dinner tonight..... Great.

  15. This looks delicious. I make stuffed peppers all the time, but I have never tried using potatoes. this looks great!


  16. This looks SO delish and relatively low-carb, too! Love the recipe, Val. I've gotta try it sometime soon!

  17. I love it Val. I got all of the ingredients and I'm making this for lunch tomorrow. I'll let you know how it turned out! You are the best!!!!

    Shauna xoxoxxox

  18. Those look so incredibly yummy!
    xoxo Aimee

  19. Yum, this looks so delicious and I love how you truly make it seem so easy to make because I'm not a good cook. The close up pic looks moutwatering and it's cool it could easily be made veggie too


  20. If ONLY I could figure out how to get my dinner photography to look as pretty! Thanks for the inspiration chica!

  21. This look very nice, what an amazing idea! http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com/

  22. Easy and delicious?? Count me in, I love this idea!!

  23. well that looks perfect & amazing! definitely trying it out later... I love anything cooked in a bell pepper :)

    have a lovely weekend! xoxo, Amy

  24. Oo I am liking the sound of these! I just made stuffed peppers with rice and ground beef. So many options.
    Have a wonderful weekend Val!

  25. This looks so good! I haven't had stuffed peppers for years, but this is making me want some like right now! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend pretty girl!

    xoxo Jamie

  26. yum. especially love the potatoes in there, hadn't thought of that one :)

  27. Your photos are beautiful. We are going to be neighbors soon - moving to Camp Pendleton in August! :)

  28. My 14 year old found your recipe while searching for gluten/grain free easy recipes, and made it for dinner tonight. This is the first meal she has planned and cooked by herself from start to finish and it was a big hit with the whole family, especially with her little brother, of all people!

  29. @anonymous - I'm so happy you all enjoyed it and thrilled that your 14 year old found and made the recipe, fantastic.


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