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Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

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“I wish I could say I developed this recipe on my own, but truth be said it came from my son's school. Two fantastic chefs (John & Cindy) from the Western Pa. School for Blind Children gave me this, and many other recipes. It's a favorite among the kids there who love spicy foods!”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off tops of peppers, and remove stuff inside& seeds.
  2. Chop edible portions of tops; set aside.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  4. Add peppers, reduce heat, and simmer until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and set aside.
  6. Heat butter in a medium skillet.
  7. Sauté reserved chopped pepper, onion and celery until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and garlic.
  9. Season with basil, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  10. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  12. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan.
  13. Mix in hot sausage, mild sausage, bread crumbs and 1 cup of the tomato sauce mixture.
  14. Fill each pepper with the meat mixture.
  15. Place in a 3-quart casserole dish, and pour remaining tomato sauce mixture over peppers.
  16. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour.

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