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Skillet-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers


I could write a symphony for these sweet babies.  Would you look at that cheese?  How about those gorgeous (and STILL crunchy) bell peppers?  Did it hurt when you fell from heaven, darling stuffed peppers?


No boring old rice and tomato sauce here.  No sir.  These are not your momma’s stuffed green peppers — they rock.  Here’s what you need:

  • 4 large bell peppers, halved and cleaned
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage without cases (sweet or hot — makes no difference to me)
  • 2-3 cups of baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 16 oz of extra sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 10-12 shallots, diced or chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock, heated
  • 3 cups herb-seasoned dressing cubes
  • butter (your call… olive oil is fine, too, but don’t waste your EVOO)
  • garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Saute mushrooms, shallots, and turkey sausage with butter in a cast iron skillet (if you’re feeling particularly adventurous… you may add grated zucchini).  Add garlic salt and some pepper


Now stir in the dressing cubes and the hot chicken stock.  Stir very gently.  Now, line an extra large cast iron skillet with butter or shortening.  Fill each pepper half with the mixture and top with slices of cheese.  Stop to admire your handy work, you savvy thing.


Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Call your mom and tell her that if she’d made stuffed peppers like these — you might have actually eaten them.  On second thought… don’t do that.  Might not be a very good idea after all.


Serve these little darlings with steak or something.  You don’t have to thank me.  Seriously.  The round of applause from your young ones will be heard around the world.  My kids LOVED these and they helped me stuff them, too.

  • ValarieLea - Well that answered my question, I was wondering if they liked them. 🙂

    My Husband loves stuffed bell peppers, I might be nice and make them for him one day. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gina - These look AMAZING, Lacy!!! YUM!!!!
    It is so cool to see the evolution of your family!!! The girls look adorable!! I can’t wait until you can post full-face pics of them all. They are such fortunate children to have been chosen by the two of you- what an amazing life and second chance they have been granted- I truly hope they are able to realize that to it’s fullest extent at some point.
    Congratulations, Mommy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - Uh….Vegetarian here. JR & the Boy will like them though. Glad the kids liked them. Took awhile before mine got into them.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - What a gorgeous dish! Really yummy!



  • CrossView - Looks good! I like the idea of sausage in place of ground beef….ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - They look absolutely scrumptious. I am going out to the store to get some peppers now. I won’t be using turkey sausages but will use left over turkey. The fact that you had little hands to help in the preparation just makes it more scrumptious. Sure wish I had those hands here for a while. Those little hands are going to learn what cooking is all about. Yea!!!!!!!!!! Bless you all. ……lol…..Love AlwaysReplyCancel

  • jayedee - girl! how in the world do you stay so dadgum slender? this sure sounds like another keeper (and another foothold for my thighs and their bid for world domination)

    btw, i have a spring seed giveaway going over at my blog-


    stop by and check it out, if you’d like!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Omy…. I am soooooo hungry…. getting off work in in about 10 min…. do you think they made something as good as this looks?????ReplyCancel

  • Daniela - OH Yum, DId you save me a seat at the table? Thanks for your sweet comment. I can’t believe my youngest is 21. It happened in about 6 1/2 seconds. Really! Have a good night, don’t eat too much.ReplyCancel

  • ang - Oh how my mouth is watering! You taunt me for spring! I can’t afford the peppers in the grocery stores( a buck a piece) but as soon as I can get in the field to pick my own fresh, I will be fixin’ this dish.
    Thanks Lacy!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - They look great. And it is a recipe that is fairly simple to make also. And your kids liked them which is another bonus.ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: That looks like a neat treat to eat. I love peppers in most forms. I hope the children loved them.ReplyCancel

  • Captain Dumbass - I could so eat a few dozen of those right about now.ReplyCancel

  • Kath - My youngest son just told me tonight at dinner that he wants stuffed peppers. He loves the Spanish Rice I usually put in them. My hubs loves them too. I will try this recipe for them.


    Oh and I thought it was sooo sweet when you left a comment on my blog today and you signed off with “Lacy & Family”!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa MommaTaderDoodles - Ok, those look yummy… might have to fix some for hubby once our head colds are gone…

    oh yeah… congrats on winning my graphics contest! YEAH! Hubby pulled your name out of the hat!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Hi there again,
    I am going to have to wait a while. Our peppers here are a wholloping $3.49 a lb. I wish they weren’t because now I am craving them. They look sooooooo good. Tell B & C that when I get them they will be the first to know how we like them okay?…..lol……..love alwaysReplyCancel

  • Robin - Hey Miss Lacy! :mrgreen:

    We love a vegetarian version of these. 😀 I heart stuffed bell peppers. Love LOVE love them! Yours look yummy as well and I can see why they were a hit. 🙂

    I hope you are having a spectacularly awesome weekend with your sweeties!

    My son is home on leave from Fort Eustis. He’s heading back to his Chinook Helicopter Repairer class tomorrow. We’re seeing him for the last time for five months in about an hour.

    Hugs, Robin & GirliesReplyCancel

  • Ann - Those look both sinful and healthy! What a great dish. I bet your babies are eating like they never have in their lives – I’m so happy for their tummies!ReplyCancel

  • Ann - Just want to EAT THAT BATTER. Oh how I love batter, it’s SO addicting.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Watson - love your recipes but most of all I get such a kick out of your comments with them. Honestly, you probably should have your own TV cooking show, seriously!
    Love the one about the bell peppers falling from heaven…gonna steal it from ya!ReplyCancel

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