Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pasta Stuffed Peppers

My friend Amy posted on facebook that she really loved this vegetarian dish so she was kind enough to post it for me to try and share with you!

Pasta Stuffed Peppers-shared from A Foodie Fairytale
4-6 peppers
8 oz small pasta(I used orzo)
14 oz can diced Italian diced tomatoes
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp olive oil,divided
1/4 cup raisins(omitted)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese(omitted)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs(omitted)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook Pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Place oil in pan and heat. Add in onions and cook for about 5 mins. Add in garlic, tomatoes, raisins and spices. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add in drained pasta and mix well. Place mixture in peppers.

Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and 1 tbsp olive oil, stir to combine. Place on top of stuffed peppers. Place about one inch of water in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Place peppers inside and cover tightly with foil. Bake for about 30 mins.

**Amy says that the raisins really added to the dish as odd as they sound...I thought I had some, but apparently the boys ate them! We did really like this regardless though, but next time I will use a bigger pasta as I felt like something was missing...besides the meat!

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