Stuffed Italian Sweet Peppers
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1½ lbs Italian sweet peppers
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ - 1 small dried chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dry oregano
  • ⅓ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup grated Romano, and more for sprinkling
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the cores, ribs, and seeds.
  3. Heat 4 Tbsp. of the oil in a large frying pan until very hot and then add the peppers, skin side down.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan a few times.
  5. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  6. When the peppers are just soft, place them in an oiled baking dish, cut side up.
  7. Pour the juices from the pan into the breadcrumb mixture and mix well.
  8. Taste to check the seasoning.
  9. Place a small mound of stuffing into each piece of pepper, drizzle with the remaining oil and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and shave some Romano on top
Recipe by Ciao Chow Bambina at