Stuffed Pepper Casserole
This stuffed pepper casserole has all the classic flavors and ingredients of stuffed peppers, but all wrapped up in a casserole, so much easier!
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 2 cups diced bell pepper
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/2 TBS minced garlic
- 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 1 1/2 TBS Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese (divided)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil, diced pepper, diced onion and minced garlic over medium high heat and cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables just start to get soft, stirring often.
Add in the ground beef and cook until it is cooked through completely. Carefully drain the grease out of the pan.
Add in the Italian seasonings, salt, tomato sauce, rice, and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Stir it all together.
Pour everything into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the dish.
Cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
Remove the dish from the oven and let it set for 5 minutes, then serve hot.
Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1499IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg