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Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Easy Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers with orzo, tomato, sausage, and cheese, topped with mini pepperonis! This slow cooker stuffed pepper recipe is a sure win!
Prep Time15 mins
5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6 peppers
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

  • 6 small bell peppers any color
  • 3/4 cup dried orzo
  • 8 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 14 ounces pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese

Instructions

  • Cut the top off each bell pepper and remove the stems and seeds. Fit the peppers down into a large oval slow cooker. Place a medium pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile brown the sausage in a skillet and break apart with a wooden spoon. Once browned add in the chopped onion and saut√© another 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet, followed by the pizza sauce. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese, then spoon the mixture into the empty peppers.
  • Cover the slow cooker and turn on low for 5-6 hours, or high for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Once the peppers are soft, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops and arrange the mini pepperonis over the piles of cheese. Cover again, and slow cook another 15-20 minutes. Serve warm!

Nutrition

Serving: 1pepper | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4485IU | Vitamin C: 158.3mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 2.4mg