Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
DiRusso’s Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are the perfect appetizer to put out at your next party. Perfect for game day noshing or entertaining at home. Kind of like a tamed down version of jalapeno poppers…but better since Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are not spicy at all, so they’re perfect for kids or anyone that doesn’t eat spicy foods.
Servings Prep Time
3People 30Min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
3People 30Min
Cook Time
  • 16oz bag mini sweet peppers
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 4Links DiRusso’s Real Italian SausageApprox. 1 LB Ground Sausage. Can use Sweet, Medium Hot or Hot links if desired.
  • 8ounces cream cheeseSoftened
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon Dry Parsley
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4cup Shredded 3 Cheese BlendParmesan, Romano and Asiago, or, just use Parmesan
  1. Thaw 4 DiRusso’s Real Italian Sausage Links (approx 1 Lb) and remove the ground sausage from the Casing.
  2. Crumble and thoroughly cook the Ground Sausage in a pan or skillet until brown.
  3. Drain grease and set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400° F.
  5. Wash your sweet peppers and cut each one in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact.
  6. Remove seeds and membranes.
  7. Lay each pepper down to see which way to cut, ensuring they will lay flat on your baking sheet.
  8. Place peppers on and oiled baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil to coat the peppers.
  9. Turn all peppers cut sides up, salt lightly and bake for 6 to 8 minutes to soften.
  10. In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper and the shredded cheese.
  11. Stir sausage into the mixture and combine well.
  12. Spoon the sausage and cheese mixture into the pepper halves and set back onto baking sheet.
  13. Sprinkle with extra cheese to your taste and bake your sausage stuffed sweet peppers for 5 to 7 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Recipe Notes

DiRusso’s Real Italian Sausage Medium Hot, Sweet, or Hot links can be used depending on your personal preference.

If you like it hot, Jalapeño Peppers can be substituted for the Mini Sweet Peppers