Wholesome Rainbow Couscous Stuffed Peppers
These wholesome Couscous Stuffed Peppers are prepared with sweet Italian sausage and are easy to prepare in about 45 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Fresh cracked pepper
- 3 sweet bell peppers sliced lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed
- 3/4 cup pearl couscous
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
- 1 14- ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Over medium heat sauté the onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the sweet Italian sausage and cook until the sausage has browned. Add the fire roasted tomatoes, one cup of water and the pearl couscous and stir to incorporate. Season with fresh cracked pepper. Cover the pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
Fill the pepper halves generously with the couscous mixture. Arrange the peppers in a baking dish and add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake the peppers for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over each pepper and return to the oven. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until the cheese has melted and the peppers are tender.