Farro Sausage Stuffed Peppers - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
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Farro Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Farro Sausage Stuffed Peppers is a delicious and savory dish, combining hearty farro and Italian sausage into sweet bell peppers. Make the filling ahead, for an easy weeknight dinner, and you'll never look at stuffed peppers the same way again
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Bell Peppers, Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 4 stuffed peppers
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Karyl

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Stand peppers straight up, and cut them in half lengthwise. Lay peppers face up, and carefully remove ribs and seeds. You want to have 4 pepper "bowls"
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and bell peppers, and parboil for 5 minutes. Drain peppers and lay on paper towels to cool
  • While water boils for peppers, add farro to a dry saucepan and toast over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add broth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and cook for 17-18 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool. FARRO WILL BE SLIGHTLY UNDERCOOKED, AND THERE WILL BE A LITTLE BROTH REMAINING
  • While farro cooks, melt butter in a medium skillet. Add onions and a pinch of salt and cook, over medium-low heat, for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Transfer onions and garlic to bowl with farro
  • Remove casings from sausage, and add to same skillet. Break into small pieces and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove and transfer to same bowl. SAUSAGE WILL BE SLIGHTLY UNDERCOOKED
  • Add black pepper, salt, fresh thyme, and HALF of tomatoes to bowl with farro and sausage. Combine well, taste, and adjust seasonings if needed
  • For 4 stuffed peppers I use an 8" x 8" baking dish. You want the peppers to touch, but not to be squished together. 
  • Add sugar to remaining tomatoes and mix together. Spoon 3/4 of tomatoes in the bottom of a baking dish. 
  • Lay the peppers side by side, open face up. Generously spoon farro and sausage mixture into the peppers, filling it to the top. Spoon the remaining tomatoes around the sides of the peppers, NOT ON TOP
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheese evenly across stuffed peppers, and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  • If you halve the recipe, bake initially for 15 minutes. If you double the recipe, bake initially for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 44.5% | Vitamin C: 94.5% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 6%