Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Applewood Bacon Risotto, recipe

Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Applewood Bacon Risotto, recipe

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep 30 mins
Stand 5 mins
Cook 375°F 20 mins
Bake 30 mins


  • 6 slices applewood bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 3/4 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 x 14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • Salt (optional)
  • Ground black pepper (optional)
  • 6 small or 3 large red, yellow, or green sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


1. In a large saucepan cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in saucepan. Set bacon aside. Cook onion in reserved drippings until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Carefully stir in broth and wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in bacon and peas. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese. If desired, season to taste with salt and black pepper.

2. Meanwhile, cut tops off small peppers or halve large peppers lengthwise. Remove membranes and seeds.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spoon risotto mixture into peppers. Place in a shallow baking dish. Cover with foil.

4. Bake peppers, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with basil.

Recipe from BHGfood.