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Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

Italian Stuffed Jalapenos
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
15 min
YIELDS
4-6 servings

Italian sausage, mozzarella and Parmesan add some extra zing to the popular party food.

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Ingredients

15
jalapenos, preferably red, cut in ½, seeded and deveined
1
Tbsp canola oil
2
lb(s) mild Italian sausage, casings removed
¼
cup minced red onion
¼
cup minced red bell pepper
3
Tbsp minced garlic
2
cups mascarpone or cream cheese
¼
cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper
½
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF and set a rack in the middle of the oven.

Step 2

Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Turn broiler on medium.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add the sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add mascarpone, and Parmesan. Mix ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese.

Step 5

Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in oven and broil until mozzarella cheese melts.

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