Stuffed Peppers and Sausage Noodle Casserole

My mom used to make stuffed peppers and I never ate them. I like green peppers... in fact, I love most types of peppers, but I do not prefer stuffed peppers. I knew Nick would love them so I gave it a go last night. They are pretty easy to make and they turned out pretty well.


  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups thawed whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning
  • 4 green peppers and 2 poblano peppers
  • salsa


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • bring chicken broth to boil, add rice. remove from heat, cover and set aside for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, remove tops and the body [including seeds] of peppers
  • Stir corn, cheese and spices into rice
  • Stuff each pepper completely full with the filling
  • Top each with salsa and a sprinkle of cheese
  • Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked to your personal perfection

In addition to stuffed peppers, I made a sausage and noodle casserole. It was a nice side dish and cooks in about as much time as the peppers. 

  • 1 pound spicy sausage
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced 
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes in juice
  • Mexican spice to taste
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • in a large frying pan add 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat
  • cook sausage until no longer pink
  • drain excess oil then add the jalapeño, garlic and tomatoes to the sausage along with the spices over medium low heat and let simmer while cooking noodles
  • bring a large pot of water to a boil, add noodles and cooked 7 or 8 minutes - make sure not to cook fully because this casserole will finish baking in the oven
  • add the meat mixture to the noodles and mix well
  • pour into 13 x 9 baking dish
  • add shredded cheese to top and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes

I really loved the casserole, which is great because Nick ended up with all of the peppers. However, the rice mixture had a great flavor to it, especially with the dollop of salsa. But I felt bad eating all of my peppers' stuffing out of it and handing an empty pepper to Nick. So I had some self control and stuck to the sausage casserole. 

If you love stuffed peppers this is a great variation of your favorite recipe. If you do not like stuffed peppers, MAKE the sausage casserole... it is to die for!

Until next time, happy creating!