Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Add a little color to the dinner table! Try these bell peppers stuffed with savory Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, rice and Parmesan cheese, smothered in a tasty tomato sauce.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage
1½ cups cooked long-grain white rice
1½ cups salsa, divided
1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
½ teaspoon salt
6 red, yellow or green bell peppers

Directions

  1. Combine sausage, rice, 1 cup of the salsa and 1 cup of the cheese and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Remove tops from bell peppers; discard tops, seeds and membranes. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so it can stand upright. Stuff peppers with sausage mixture.
  3. Spray a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour remaining ½ cup salsa into bottom of slow cooker. Stand peppers upright in cooker; cover. Cook on low setting for 4-5 hours or until peppers are tender.
  4. Remove cover; sprinkle tops with ½ cup remaining cheese. Cover; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Carefully lift out peppers with slotted spoon using tongs support peppers.

Cook’s Tips:

Oven Variation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour salsa into the bottom of a 13x9-inch greased baking dish. Stand peppers in baking dish. Cover. Bake 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Prepare using 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Original, Sage Flavor, Hot Pork Sausage Roll

Yield

4 servings (1 stuffed pepper each)

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