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Italian Sausage and Egg Stuffed Peppers |Craving Something Healthy
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Italian Sausage and Egg Stuffed Peppers

A low carb and protein-packed brunch recipe that satisfies for hours
Course brunch, dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword eggs, low carb, peppers, protein
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 236kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, or green) Sliced in half lengthwise, cored and seeded
  • salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sweet or hot Italian Turkey Sausage organic if available, removed from casing
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil and herbs minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves sliced thin

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set the rack to the middle position.
  • Place the pepper halves in a casserole dish and if desired, sprinkle lightly with salt. Microwave them for 2-3 minutes or until they are tender. Remove the dish from the microwave and let the peppers cool.
  • Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and onions and saute until the sausage is no longer pink. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and saute for another 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Drain any water from the peppers and casserole dish.
  • Fill each pepper about 1/3 full with the sausage mixture.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over each pepper (about 2 tablespoons per pepper)
  • Top each pepper with an egg, either by cracking it over for sunny-side up, or scramble all of the eggs and pour them evenly over each of the peppers.
  • Sprinkle the peppers with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Bake the peppers in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
  • When the peppers and eggs are cooked, remove them from the oven and top with the fresh sliced basil.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2405IU | Vitamin C: 90.8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 5.4mg