Italian stuffed jalapenos

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
15 jalapenos, preferably red, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined
1 tbsp oil
900g mild Italian sausage, casings removed
50g minced red onion
40g minced red bell pepper
3 tbsp minced garlic
480g mascarpone or cream cheese
45g grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper
60g shredded mozzarella cheese
1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and set a rack in the middle of the oven.

2) Place the jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

3) Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add the sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 minutes.

4) Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add the mascarpone and Parmesan. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

5) Place approximately 1 tbsp of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 tsp of mozzarella cheese.

6) Turn the grill to medium. Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers under the grill until the mozzarella cheese melts.

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