STUFFED PEPPER CASSEROLE

 Get the taste of stuffed peppers without the fuss by making this easy casserole.

 

STUFFED-PEPPER-CASSEROLE

Yield :

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • 10 Smartpoints

Ingredients :

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garli
  • 2 (8.8-ounce) pouches Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice brown rice
  • 1 (23.25-ounce) jar Prego Light Smart Traditional pasta sauce
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat four cheese Italian blend (I like Sargento®)

Preparation :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, bell peppers, onion, and garlic until the vegetables soften and the beef is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break up the beef as it cooks. Drain any excess fat and return the skillet to the stovetop, turning the heat down to low.
  • Microwave the rice according to package directions.
  • Add the cooked rice, pasta sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to the beef in the skillet and mix well. Transfer the skillet ingredients to the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the Italian cheese on top of the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered until the cheese is melted, 18-20 minutes.

 

Nutritional Info :

  • Per Serving (1⅓ cups):
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 11g
  • sat Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 25g

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