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Sausage and Stracchino Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

These Sausage and Stracchino Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers are so utterly delicious, brightly coloured mini peppers with a cheesy, Italian sausage stuffing www.insidetherustickitchen.com

These Sausage and Stracchino Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers are so utterly delicious, brightly coloured mini peppers with a cheesy, Italian sausage stuffing. A perfect antipasto with a glass of red wine!

Sausage and Stracchino stuffed sweet mini peppers www.insidetherustickitchen.com

It definitely feels like Spring is right around the corner here in Italy. It’s slowly but surely getting much warmer through the day, the sun is shining and blue skies are now on the daily. Olive trees are getting pruned and the first flowers buds are even starting to open.

Happy face 🙂

When Springtime arrives the much loved ‘apperitivo’ can now move outdoors (still wrapped up in winter coats of course) to soak up every last little ray of sunshine.

I’m so excited to start enjoying the garden again, plant some beautiful flowers and herbs and sit out and relax with a glass of vino and a delicious antipasto such as these sausage and stracchino stuffed sweet mini peppers.

Sausage and Stracchino stuffed sweet mini peppers www.insidetherustickitchen.com

I love the beautiful bright colours of these mini sweet peppers, bright orange, yellow and red I had to buy them as soon as I saw them and I knew they’d be so delicious stuffed with a much loved Italian combo of sausage and stracchino.

Stracchino cheese also know as Crescenza is a lovely creamy, soft, spreadable cheese that has a delicate, lemony taste. It’s delicious spread on fresh crusty bread, made into sauces and my favourite way, mixed with Italian sausage, spread on bread or stuffed in mini peppers and baked.

Sausage and Stracchino stuffed sweet mini peppers www.insidetherustickitchen.com

These are such a simple antipasto to make. One Italian sausage is mashed together with stracchino cheese and a little rosemary and pepper. Italian sausages are generally already seasoned well so no extra salt is needed in the mixture.

The mixture is then stuffed into the little sweet mini peppers and then baked in the oven for 15-20 minutes. These stuffed pepper bites are best eaten straight away, warm out the oven.

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Sausage and Stracchino Stuffed Sweet Mini peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These Sausage and Stracchino Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers are so utterly delicious, brightly coloured mini peppers with a cheesy, Italian sausage stuffing. A perfect antipasto with a glass of red wine!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • 4.1 oz (110g) stracchino
  • 7.2 oz (200g) sweet mini peppers
  • 1 Italian sausage
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas mark 4. Cut the mini peppers in half and remove any seeds, place on a lined baking tray and set aside.

  2. Take the sausage out of it’s casing and place in a bowl with the stracchino and rosemary. Mash everything together until evenly combined.
  3. Stuff the mini peppers with the sausage and stracchino mixture then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until browned on top and cooked through.

  4. Serve warm with a glass of red wine.
Recipe Notes

Serves 4-6

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorraine
    August 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    These would be great for parties!

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    Karly
    February 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    SO cute! And they look so tasty too! All about this low carb, high flavor life. Saved!

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    Platter Talk
    February 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I can see how theses colorful and tasty beauties would be a favorite!

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    Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival
    February 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    What a lovely, easy little appetizer! I agree with you, whenever I see these little peppers in the market, I can’t resist picking them up!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    February 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I can see how these would be a huge hit at my next cocktail party. I have never used strachinno cheese but it sounds divine!

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      February 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      It really is and mixed with sausage is such a classic combination here in Tuscany, you’ll love it!

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    Dannii
    February 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Stuffed peppers are such a nice little party food. A great idea to stuff them with sausage to make them more filling.

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