This recipe from Johnsonville gives you a delicious way to eat healthy without the rabbit food. Quinoa is a superfood that is packed with protein and other essential nutrients and goes well with the other veggies in this dish: mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers. Seasoned perfectly with paprika and topped with parmesan cheese and toasted almonds, this dish is perfect for the Johnsonville Italian Sausage-another food that tastes super!
Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages
Save Recipe Print
Italian Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
1 hr 45 min
20 min
1 hr 25 min
6-7 servings
1 hr 45 min
20 min
1 hr 25 min
6-7 servings



Cook Quinoa according to package directions, (yield 1 1/2 cups). 

Saute the decased sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. 

Crumble the sausage as it cooks until its nicely browned and no longer pink, breaking up any of the large pieces, about 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cooked sausage to a plate and set aside. 

In the same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and red bell pepper for 5 minutes or until softened. 

Add tomatoes and mushrooms, saute for another 5 minutes. 

Remove from heat then add in parsley, cooked Quinoa, paprika, sausage and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasonings. 

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Stuff bell peppers with sausage mixture, dividing equally and gently packing the mixture down. Arrange upright in prepared baking dish. 

Cover and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until peppers are tender. 

If desired, serve topped with a sprinkling of toasted almonds.

Cook's Note

*Quinoa is a nutritious whole grain currently found in most supermarkets. Quinoa can be substituted with rice or couscous. **Tip: Toast almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring and shaking pan constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Immediately transfer to a bowl and let cool.

Get the Recipe

Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake

Show off your love of Snowball snack cakes with this decadent dessert.


Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Manicotti with Italian Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Stuffed Green Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories