Enjoy this Stuffed Pepper Casserole starring roasted peppers layered with ground beef, cheese & more. Stuffed Pepper Casserole is low in fat and calories.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 large red peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut lengthwise in half
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cups CLASSICO Spicy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Place peppers, skin sides up, on foil-covered baking sheet. Broil, 6 inches from heat, 4 min. or until skins are charred. Remove peppers from broiler. Turn off broiler. Place peppers in large bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 min.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Brown meat with onions in large skillet on medium heat. Add pasta sauce, water and black pepper; mix well. Bring to boil. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Stir in Parmesan.
Peel skins off peppers; discard skins. Spread 1/3 of the meat mixture onto bottom of 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with 1/3 cup shredded cheese and 2 pepper halves, cutting if necessary to fit. Repeat layers. Top with layers of remaining meat mixture and remaining shredded cheese.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through.
For an extra boost of veggies, add 3 cups tightly packed baby spinach leaves to the browned ground beef mixture in skillet along with the pasta sauce, water and black pepper.
Prepare using green or yellow peppers.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.