UNSTUFFED GREEN PEPPER SKILLET

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My family loves this unstuffed green pepper skillet meal!

Unstuffed green pepper skillet

I added an Italian twist by using Italian Sausage and Italian diced tomatoes. It really had amazing flavor and I will definitely be making it again. You could easily use ground turkey or ground beef and season it the way you like.

Unstuffed Green Pepper Skillet

1 lb of Johnsonville Italian Sausage
1/2 cup of white onion, chopped
2 cups of green peppers, chopped
2  14.5 ounce cans of Italian Style diced tomatoes
1 14.5 ounce can of beef broth
1 cup of white rice, uncooked
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

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In large skillet, brown sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat for about 4-6 minutes. Next add in peppers, Italian seasoning and pepper. You may have to drain the fat off of the meat you use, I did’t have to with this sausage. Cook until peppers are beginning to soften, then add both cans of diced tomatoes and beef broth, mix well and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling add in your uncooked rice and continue to boil for another minute or two, then turn down heat, cover and let simmer for 30-35 minutes. I did stir this a few times to make sure the rice was really getting mixed in well with the juices and cooking. Also you will have to check to make sure your rice is cooked, times may vary.  Top with cheese if you desire. Approximately 8-10 servings.

 

*NOTE: To make this process easier use precooked rice. I would  bring mixture to a boil, let simmer for 25 minutes then add the precooked rice. You could also make rice on the side and serve this dish over rice. Either way it will still be delicious! 

Unstuffed Green Pepper Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Unstuffed Green Pepper Skillet recipe is one you'll make over and over again.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Unstuffed Green Pepper Skillet
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of Johnsonville Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup of white onion chopped
  • 2 cups of green peppers chopped
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans of Italian Style diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of beef broth
  • 1 cup of white rice uncooked
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, brown sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat for about 4-6 minutes. Next add in peppers, Italian seasoning and pepper. You may have to drain the fat off of the meat you use, I did’t have to with this sausage.
  2. Cook until peppers are beginning to soften, then add both cans of diced tomatoes and beef broth, mix well and bring to a boil.
  3. Once the mixture is boiling add in your uncooked rice and continue to boil for another minute or two, then turn down heat, cover and let simmer for 30-35 minutes. I did stir this a few times to make sure the rice was really getting mixed in well with the juices and cooking
  4. Top with cheese if you desire.
Recipe Notes

You will have to check to make sure your rice is cooked, times may vary. To make this process easier use precooked rice. I would bring mixture to a boil, let simmer for 25 minutes then add the precooked rice. You could also make rice on the side and serve this dish over rice. Either way it will still be delicious!

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You may also enjoy our Stuffed Green Peppers.

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14 Comments

  1. I was searching for a recipe with Green Peppers in it as I had some from my garden. I made this for my dad and he LOVED IT!! Thank you so much for a delicious, easy recipe. I ended up making this with Ground Turkey and I don’t think it made a difference at all. I loved that the ingredients were simple and straigh forward. Thank you!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe Laurie! This is one of our favorites and we had it with ground turkey recently too. Delicious!

  2. We enjoyed this recipe as written. Will definitely be making again

  3. Do you think it would work if I cut everything by 1/2. Wasn’t sure how long to cook it either. There’s just two of us and it would make too much.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried cutting it in half but feel like it would be fine to do so, Debbie. I would just cook the same amount of time and keep an eye on it. Should be o.k.

  4. Instead of sausage can ground turkey be use

  5. Karen Hoshour says:

    Why isn’t there a PRIINT button on your pages? I like the recipe but can’t print it unless I copy it to Word and then do a delete of the advertisements and then print the recipe.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There is a print button under every recipe and it even tells you that at the bottom of the post. However if you are using the browser firefox and have everything blocked for security reasons you may not be able to see it.

  6. You need to include a print option for your recipes.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There is a print option below each recipe and has been for years. If you look down to where the Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook letters are under each post it is the green square beside those buttons with a printer inside. Click on it and you can remove any photos and text you don’t want and print only the recipe. We also tell you under each post that you can print by clicking on the print button below.

  7. GREAT My husband & I are both diabetic. We can eat this. Thanks

  8. Wilma Richardson says:

    That’s almost what I fill my stuffed peppers with. I use wild rice instead of white. And ground sirloin for the sausage.

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