Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers

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When you have some leftovers such as a few pieces of salami, a bit of tomato sauce, some mozzarella, and ½ of a sweet pepper, you can definitely make a delicious pizza. Or you can make these Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers.

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Pizza? Peppers!

I’m kidding, though. You cannot make Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers having just a half of pepper. That’s against all the culinary rules.

You may ask me: “Indeed, Ben, why the hell wouldn’t you have made a pizza with all these ingredients?”

What a good question! Thanks for asking.

It’s simple. We had the pizza (As the matter of fact, two pizzas) the day before so making another pizza two days in a row didn’t sound just right to us. Well, let’s be more specific: making pizza with the SAME ingredients for two days in a row didn’t sound right to us.

That’s why I decided to make these Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers.

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers

There’s a thing to confess. Sometimes I can waste the good produce/leftovers  – not literally waste (However, it might have happened a few times) – just not knowing (Or might not be willing) how to use them and thus making my husband utilize them. Sure, that always gives him a reason to criticize me.

This time was different, though – Andrey was absolutely proud of me for having incorporated everything left after making the pizza. Besides, the peppers turned out seriously delicious. Let’s count the ingredients: German salami, mushrooms, tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, ricotta, onions, and garlic (The last 3 ingredients weren’t used in pizza.) Also, I though those components won’t be enough to stuff 3 large peppers so I cooked some pasta as well.

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com

You cannot disagree that all these fantastic ingredients mixed together sound good. Because they do.

The only one thing I would recommend if you decide to make these Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers is to use a bit more spices like hot pepper. I cannot say the peppers turned out bland, but ricotta and mozzarella smooth out the flavors so a little hit would be great.

And the most awesome news is if you don’t like some of the listed ingredients, you can freely substitute them. Why not? These are the Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers!

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com
Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com
Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers|Havocinthekitchen.com

Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet peppers, cut in half and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked small-shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 mediun (few small) mozzarella balls, torn
  • 5-7 pieces salami, sliced
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes, cut in 2-3 parts
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Place the peppers on a tray covered with slightly greased foil or parchment and roast them for about 15 minutes. If any liquid has accumulated while roasting, discard.
  2. In a meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions and garlic 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine all the ingredients except the mozzarella in a bowl.
  4. Stuff the roasted peppers with the mixture and top each with some mozzarella. Return in the oven and roast for another 15 minutes or a bit longer, until the mozzarella is slightly golden and bubbly.
  5. Remove from the oven and let the peppers rest 5-10 minutes before serving.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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6 Thoughts on “Everything Stuffed Roasted Peppers

  1. I’d never say pizza is not always the best choice, but definitely not the most creative one! These stuffed peppers are just so clever, I absolutely love the idea of pizza stuffed veggies :)
    Plus obviously super pretty with all those flowers!!!
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  2. I love opening the fridge and seeing what I can do with leftovers or bits and pieces of other recipe ingredients. Kinda like the TV show Chopped. This is a fantastic idea Ben! I would instantly think flatbread or pizza, but you know me! :)
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  3. These peppers look fantastic!! And they sound even better 😍. And you’re right, all those ingredients do sound amazing together!

  4. Ben – this is fantastic! Its been too long since I had stuffed peppers and I never thought to use them as a vessel to all my leftovers! And with German salami, mushrooms, tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, ricotta, onions, and garlic , these peppers sure are a tastebud pleaser!
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  5. I’ll take pizza in a pepper any day of the week! Leftovers are the best too! :)
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  6. You had me at Everything! I love a good recipe where I can use up all of the leftovers and still come up with something tasty. In fact, that’s probably one of the biggest challenges about being a food blogger. Coming up with tasty ways to use all of the random leftovers that end up in our fridge. Stuffed peppers is a great idea, Ben! Thanks for the delicious inspiration.
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