We’ve all been there. Dinner time quickly approaches, yet we have no idea what we want to make, or have much energy left after our busy days to actually make it. My secret weapon? My family’s original stuffed peppers recipe. It is honestly one of my favorite meals of all time, and it has to be the easiest dinner we make!
We first got the idea for this delicious recipe from a restaurant we used to go to back in college. Destihl is a local brewery and restaurant located in southern Illinois. Their menu is extremely unique, but super delicious. Once we graduated, we knew we had to try and create that meal ourselves at home. After years of experimenting, we created the perfect stuffed peppers recipe to share with you all today!
The recipe itself can be spicy or not, depending on your preferences and what you decide to substitute. The version we are sharing with you today has a good kick to it, but even my husband who is quite a wimp when it comes to spicy foods enjoys this recipe, and it clears out his sinuses.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Don’t hesitate to ask any questions below in the comments section, and make sure you return to give this mouth watering stuffed peppers recipe rave reviews!
- 4 Poblano Peppers
- 1 16 oz. Package Hot Breakfast Sausage
- 1 8 oz. Family Size Package of Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Get a large pot of water boiling. Make sure it is large enough to fit all of the peppers.
- Prepare the peppers. Cut the end of the poblano peppers with the stem off. Cut a slit down the side of the pepper, and clean out the insides of the pepper. I would suggest wearing gloves for this, or washing your hands thoroughly after touching the peppers.
- Boil the peppers in your pot until soft. This usually takes 10 - 15 minutes depending on how high the heat is.
- While your peppers are cooking, make the stuffing. In a skillet, cook your breakfast sausage until golden brown.
- In a seperate smaller pot, cook your mashed potatoes according to the package's instructions.
- Once meat and potatoes are both finished, stir them together.
- Once your peppers are done boiling, take them out and fill with your stuffing.
Tips and Suggestions:
- If you are looking for a non spicy version of these stuffed peppers, opt for banana or bell peppers instead. Switch out the spicy sausage for a mild version.
- In the summertime, grill the peppers instead of boil them. It adds an amazing smokey flavor to the dish!
- These reheat extremely well. Just put in a Tupperware once cooled and when you are ready, cut the pepper in half and microwave for about 2 min.