Rating: 4.86 stars
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Turkey sausage and smoked cheese give a flavorful boost to this versatile, somewhat retro dinner. We've speeded it up by microwave-blanching the peppers and using instant brown rice. If possible, choose peppers that will stand upright.

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45 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

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  • Place peppers cut-side down in a large microwave-safe dish. Fill the dish with 1/2 inch of water, cover and microwave on High until the peppers are just softened, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the water and transfer the peppers to a roasting pan.

  • Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and rice; increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is softened but still moist, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until the rice absorbs the remaining liquid, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir basil and half the cheese into the rice mixture. Divide the filling among the peppers, then top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 32.3g; dietary fiber 4.7g; sugars 5.8g; fat 11g; saturated fat 4.4g; cholesterol 43.4mg; vitamin a iu 1452.7IU; vitamin c 139mg; folate 29.2mcg; calcium 143mg; iron 2.4mg; magnesium 26.1mg; potassium 456.8mg; sodium 636.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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