Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 15 jalapenos, preferably red, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 pounds mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cups mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Minced chives
Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add onions, peppers, garlic and sausage and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add mascarpone, and Parmesan. Mix ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

Place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese.

Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in oven and bake for 5 minutes or until mozzarella cheese melts.

Garnish with minced chives and Parmesan.


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