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Recipes for Fresh Bell Peppers


Here are some great recipe suggestions to try when large, sweet, and colorful bell peppers are at their abundant best. Red, yellow, green, orange - no matter which you select, these recipes will bring out their true colors.

Classic Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

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This beef and rice stuffed bell peppers recipe is a great use of leftover rice. You have to love a recipe where you get your meat, vegetable, and starch all in one delicious, package.

Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips

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This garlic and herb sautéed bell pepper recipe can be used as an appetizer, as part of an antipasto platter, or a colorful side dish. The bell pepper strips cook up quickly, and are at their sweet and savory best paired with the garlic and herbs. This sautéed pepper recipe is a great way to enjoy this nutritious summer vegetable.

Italian Sausage Sandwich with Fried Sweet Peppers

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In the northeast part of the country, this Italian sausage and peppers recipe will be found at virtually every block party, county fair, family reunion, or any other gathering where people are grilling sausage. Italian sausage topped with sweet and tangy peppers is such a classic combination; it's hard to imagine one without the other.

Summer Vegetable and Sweet Pepper Skewers

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Tri-colored bell peppers are the star of this colorful vegetable skewer recipe. The pepper's sweet, delicious flavor will soak into the zucchini, as the garlic-infused olive oil scents the earthy mushrooms. Vegetable skewers are a welcomed addition to any barbecue or cookout, and a great way to use fresh seasonal vegetables.

John's Beef and Sausage Stuffed Bell Peppers

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This tasty cafeteria classic is the greatest use for leftover rice ever invented. The sausage gives this stuffed peppers recipe an extra kick you'll love.

Spicy Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

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What a great way to use those large, sweet bell peppers than with this easy, and delicious, spicy beef stuffed pepper recipe? The sweetness of the peppers flavors the spicy ground beef used to stuff them, and the result is a colorful combination perfect for a festive meal.

Fresh Red Pepper Marinara Sauce

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This fresh marinara sauce recipe is spiked with sweet red bell peppers. This marinara recipe is a great all-purpose sauce for any of your favorite pasta dishes. During the summer you can experiment with all types of hot and sweet fresh peppers in the recipe for a variety of delicious results.

Roasted Peppers and Seasonal Vegetables

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So simple, so healthy, so delicious! This versatile roasted pepper and vegetable recipe makes a great side dish for almost any meal. You can use any number of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and spices. The secret is a nice hot oven which will help caramelize the edges of the peppers, and give the roasted vegetables a deep, rich flavor.
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