Exploded (Un-Stuffed) Bell Peppers

“Don't let the title frighten you! The inside of your oven will be fine:)! As I surveyed the contents of my kitchen the other day, I saw all the fixin's for stuffed peppers, but I wanted something heartier. Using Joe Bob Mac's Brown Rice and Beef Casserole as my inspiration, I came up with this simple, tasty casserole. It is vegan, but regular sausages and cheese can certainly be used.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Warm oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add soy sausage, and cook until it begins to brown.
  4. Add peppers, onions, garlic and rice; sautee until veggies begin to soften and rice browns slightly, adding a little water if necessary.
  5. Add vegetable broth and pasta sauce; bring to a boil then simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in parsley and crushed red peppers; pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with mozzarella, if using.
  7. Bake covered 45-50 minute (if you use cheese, you may want to uncover for the last 10 minute so the cheese will brown).

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