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This Hot Stuffed Banana Pepper Pasta is an easy and tasty dinner. Great use of hot peppers from the garden. Sure to please!

Hot Stuffed Banana Pepper Pasta

This is another great recipe to make with the produce from your garden. A delicious pasta dinner using banana peppers and a good sweet Italian sausage. You can also eat this over zucchini noodles for a gluten free option.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 12 banana peppers cleaned of seeds and ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/2 pound pasta cooked
  • grated cheese optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray your baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Stuff your banana peppers with the sausage. If the sausage is in casings, take them off to stuff the peppers. If you have left over sausage, shape into small meatball bites.
  4. Slice the banana peppers in a few pieces and make sure the sausage is in every piece if possible.
  5. Add your stuffed peppers, excess sausage, tomatoes, spices and olive oil to your baking dish and toss so that everything is mixed well.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the sausage is full cooked.
  7. In the meantime cook your pasta.
  8. Once the peppers are baked, add to your cooked pasta and serve with grated cheese if you wish.
  9. Also delicious over zucchini noodles if you are gluten free or Paleo.