Paleo Stuffed Peppers
My family was over for dinner tonight and we enjoyed a simple recipe for stuffed peppers. Even though my family doesn’t adhere to a paleo lifestyle, they still devoured dinner. Similar recipes can be found anywhere online. We took a different approach with the cauliflower and sautéed it in the same pan we browned the sausage in. A minor touch that helped to add a lot of great flavor to the meal.
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||1 hours, 15 minutes|
|Dietary||Diabetic, Gluten Free|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot|
- 1lb Italian sausage (casing removed)
- 2 cups Riced cauliflower (See our post on ricing your cauliflower)
- 1 Small Onion (diced)
- 8oz Tomato paste
- 6 Large Basil leaves (finely chopped)
- 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 2 teaspoons Dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons Dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 6 Large Bell Peppers
|Step 1||Preheat oven to 375℉|
|Step 2||Brown sausage in pan over medium heat. Take care not to break pieces to small.|
|Step 3||Remove sausage from pan and add riced cauliflower. Sauté for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. (This will really pick up some great flavor in the final product!)|
|Step 4||Meanwhile, remove tops, devein peppers and set aside.|
|Step 5||In a separate bowl, add sausage, cauliflower, and remaining ingredients|
|Step 6||Add mixture to inside of peppers and bake in a glass baking dish.|
When making this dish, take care not to mince everything into an indistinguishable mash. The varying texture is a big part of what makes this so appealing.
If your baking dish is too large for the peppers, make some foil balls to help keep them standing. A few well placed foil balls will ensure all the delicious stuffing and sauce remains in the pepper.
My wife called me insane...But I threw a fried egg on top of my stuffed pepper...As with any time you add a fried egg, it was amazing.