Easy Dinner Recipe

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

15 mins
25 mins
Portions: 5 Servings

This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It’s packed-full of delicious flavor from Johnsonville sausage.

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Made by the Sausage Chefs


  • 1 package (16 ounces) JOHNSONVILLE Mild Italian Ground Sausage
  • 5 red, green or yellow bell peppers
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1-1/2 cups garlic & herb marinara sauce
  • 1-2/3 cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until browned and the internal temperature is 160°F; 10 minutes. Drain if desired.
  3. Add the spinach, marinara sauce, 1 cup cheese, garlic and crushed red pepper.
  4. Cut top off each pepper; scoop out pulp and seeds.
  5. Place peppers on a microwave safe plate; cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Fill peppers with sausage mixture; place peppers in a greased baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake for 20 minutes or until completely heated.
  8. TIP: For a fun appetizer, use mini sweet bell peppers instead of large peppers and omit microwave heating step. Place mini stuffed peppers upright in muffin cups while baking.

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350ºF. Place sausage in greased air fryer; do not breakup. Air fry for 10 minutes; crumble sausage.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sausage, spinach, marinara, 1 cup marinara sauce, 1 cup cheese, garlic, crushed red pepper.
  3. Air fry for 10 minutes or until peppers are tender.