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Zucchini & Ground Beef-Stuffed Peppers Italiano

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A mixture of skillet-cooked ground beef, zucchini, rice and herbs is stuffed into fresh red peppers and baked until tender and delicious.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
4 servings

What You Need

1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
1
 onion, chopped
1
can  (8 oz.) tomato sauce, divided
1
cup  shredded zucchini
1
cup  cooked long-grain brown rice
1
tsp.  dried oregano leaves
1/2
tsp.  dried basil leaves
4
large  red peppers
1/4
cup  water
1/2
cup  KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend

Make It

HEAT oven to 400°F.

BROWN meat with onions in large skillet on medium heat; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup tomato sauce, zucchini, rice, oregano and basil.

CUT tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. Pour remaining tomato sauce and water into 13x9-inch baking dish; stir. Place peppers in baking dish; fill with meat mixture. Cover.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until peppers are tender. Top with cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 min. or until melted. Serve peppers topped with sauce from bottom of baking dish.

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using green peppers.
Substitute
Substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.
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