Meal Kit

Creamy Sausage and Kale Stuffed Peppers

with crispy Parmesan panko

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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    Under 35g carbs

Share this meal with friends! Each tender pepper is perfectly stuffed with tasty Italian sausage, fresh kale, and lightly toasted cheesy breadcrumbs. It's a meal they'll never forget.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Green Bell Peppers
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
  • 1 Yellow Onion
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 oz. Kale
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
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    2 Tbsp. Panko Breadcrumbs
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    ¼ oz. Flour
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Pepper

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large 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

  • If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start the Peppers

    Stem and halve peppers. Remove seeds and ribs.

    Place peppers on prepared baking sheet, cut-side down, and spray with cooking spray.

    Roast in hot oven until tender and lightly browned, 12-14 minutes.

    While peppers roast, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem kale and cut into 1/2" strips.

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Mince garlic.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Cook the Filling

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, Italian sausage, and onions to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Add garlic and kale. Stir occasionally until kale is wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    Add flour and stir until no dry flour remains.

    Add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, garlic pepper, softened cream cheese, and half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for topping). Stir occasionally until mixture thickens slightly, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Fill the Peppers

    After 12-14 minutes, carefully remove peppers from oven. Flip peppers cut-side up.

    Evenly divide filling between pepper halves. Top evenly with panko and remaining Parmesan. Peppers will be hot! Use a utensil.

    If peppers are too large to fill completely, fill 4 halves and roast 3-4 minutes longer. Remaining pepper is yours to use as you please!

  5. 5

    Bake Peppers and Finish Dish

    Roast again in hot oven until filling is warmed through and topping is lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven.

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

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