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Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

15 jalapenos, preferably red, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 pounds mild Italian sausage, casings removed

1/4 cup minced red onion

1/4 cup minced red bell pepper

3 tablespoons minced garlic

2 cups mascarpone or cream cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Turn broiler on medium.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add the sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 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.
  4. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in oven and broil until mozzarella cheese melts.

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