Stuffed peppers: an original mix of flavors that amazes

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Doses to 4 People
Preparation 60 Minutes

Among the classic recipes of southern Italy there are also stuffed peppers, a summer recipe that will conquer everyone’s palate thanks to its mix of Mediterranean flavors.

  • 4 medium peppers (yellow and red)
  • 350 g of carnaroli or arborio rice
  • 400 g of tomato puree
  • 1 onion
  • 250 g scamorza
  • 150 g of cooked ham or meat
  • 60 g of grana padano
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 1 l vegetable broth
  • olives
  • extra virgin olive oil q.b.
  • salt and Pepper To Taste


Wash the peppers and cut them by removing the upper part to give it the shape of a filling container; deprive them of filaments and seeds and set them aside.


In a saucepan, brown the garlic in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and add the tomato puree; cook for 30 minutes and then add salt and pepper.

Slice the onion finely, add it in a pan with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and sauté over low heat; add the rice and cook over low heat, constantly adding vegetable stock; let it cool.

In the meantime, if you have chosen the meat instead of ham, cook it in a pan with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Cut the cheese, wash and chop the basil, pitted and cut the olives; add the ingredients to the rice.

Prepare a large saucepan to hold all the peppers and cover the bottom thoroughly with the tomato sauce after removing the garlic. Take the peppers and grease them internally and externally; add salt and pepper. Now fill the peppers with the rice mixture and grate the Parmesan; place the cap on top and place in the previously prepared pan. Bake in a hot oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes. Let it cool, garnish with the remaining basil leaves and serve.