This Italian sausage stuffed peppers is an easy, 3-ingredient appetizer that is perfect for entertaining. Sausage stuffed peppers are popular for game day parties, holiday parties, or for any fun get-together with friends.
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The holiday season is almost over, and I am happy to send you off with one more delicious gluten free appetizer recipe before we ring in the new year.
If you need more easy appetizer ideas, here are a couple more delicious appetizers to try for your game day get-together: Pressure Cooker Turkey Meatballs or this Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.
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For our get-together, I am making a lot of fun appetizers, but these pepper jack cheese and sausage stuffed mini-pppers are going to be one of the highlights. There is a fun combination of flavors packed into this bite-sized treat.
This stuffed peppers appetizer is quick and easy to make! If you love appetizers as much as we do, check out my best gluten free appetizer recipes.
Why this recipe is great:
This Italian sausage stuffed peppers recipe is one of my favorites because it is quick and easy to make. You can make it in about 20 minutes, and it is a popular appetizer that everyone loves.
You can also check out all of my popular gluten free appetizer recipes if you need to make a lot of appetizers. If you love meatball appetizers, here are some of the best gluten free meatball appetizer recipes on the internet!
- I used Aidell's Sweet Italian Sausage for this recipe; this brand makes many fun sausage flavors. Jimmy Dean or other gluten free sausages also work; double-check the ingredients!
- You can buy sausage links and cook them stovetop if you prefer to cook sausage.
Recipe step-by-step directions:
Step 1: I used these cute little fresh, sweet mini peppers. I sliced them in half and removed the seeds.
Step 2: Add browned mild Italian sausage and grated pepper jack cheese. Top with freshly chopped scallions.
Step 3: Bake at 375º F for 15 minutes until done. Serve hot.
You can use any cheese you like in this recipe. Just pair flavors so that the flavor sausages you use match the cheese. Here are some good cheeses if you don't have pepper jack on hand:
- Mexican cheese blend
- Fill the sweet mini peppers with cream cheese and wrap in bacon.
- Chop the mini peppers up and serve on top of chili
- Use sliced mini sweet peppers in this delicious gluten free ramen soup recipe.
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Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can definitely make this gluten free by using Daiya or Kite Hill dairy-free cheeses. There are other brands of dairy-free cheese, but these two I have used, and my family likes them.
I baked my stuffed peppers for 15 minutes until the peppers softened and the cheese melted.
These stuffed peppers will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.
If you love spicy, you can use jalapeños to make this recipe for stuffed peppers.
More gluten free appetizers:
Pepper Jack Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers
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- 9x13 baking dish
- 1 cup package mini peppers
- 12 ounces Italian mild sausage
- ½ cup Pepper Jack cheese shredded
- ¼ cup scallions
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Spray olive oil onto a baking sheet.
- Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
- Place on the baking sheet.
- In a pan on medium heat, brown sausage.
- Remove and cut into chunks.
- Place a piece of sausage in each pepper.
- Top with shredded pepper jack cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Serve hot topped with scallions.
- I used Aidell's Sweet Italian Sausage for this recipe, this brand makes a lot of fun flavors of sausage. Jimmy Dean or other gluten free sausages also work, just double-check the ingredients!
- You can bake these in a cast-iron skillet or 9x13 baking dish.
- To make this dairy-free, use a dairy-free cheese like Kite Hill, Daiya, or VioLife.
- These stuffed peppers will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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