Cheesy Italian Sausage-Stuffed Pizza Peppers

with marinara and mozzarella

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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You've made that promise, the one you've made before and broken, but this time are going to keep: This spring, before a summer filled with cookouts, you're going to eat healthily. But… but… after a long day at the office and a long drive home, all you've been craving is a sausage pizza. Don't renege on that promise yet; these calorie-and-carb conscious stuffed peppers deliver the same great flavors of a sausage pizza, without the carbs and guilt. Now, the chocolate ice cream that's burning a hole in your freezer… that we can't help you with.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    3 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 2 oz. Kale
  • 3 Green Bell Peppers
  • Info
    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    535
  • Carbohydrates
    31g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Sodium
    1735mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! If using Beyond Sausage, crumble into bite-sized pieces. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 3 and 4, adding sausage to hot pan and stirring often, breaking up with a spoon, until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown. If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 3 and 4, adding beef to hot pan and stirring occasionally, breaking up meat, until no pink remains and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 3 and 4, adding turkey to hot pan. Cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve green bell peppers lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs. Stem kale and coarsely chop. On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing.

  2. 2

    Roast the Peppers

    Place green bell peppers on prepared baking sheet, cut side down, and spray with cooking spray. Roast in hot oven until tender and lightly browned, 16-18 minutes. While peppers roast, make filling.

  3. 3

    Make the Filling

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage to hot pan. Cook, breaking up with a spoon, until browned and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Add kale and stir often until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Add sauce and stir until warmed through, 30-60 seconds. Remove from burner and stir in cream cheese until combined.

  4. 4

    Stuff and Bake the Peppers

    Carefully, flip roasted peppers to cut side up. Divide filling between each pepper and top with mozzarella. Roast until cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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