How to make Pasta Stuffed Bell Peppers -

Cheesy macaroni mixture stuffed in bell pepper shells.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Macaroni (मैकारोनी), Red capsicums (लाल शिमला मिर्च)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Pasta Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pasta Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

  • Macaroni boiled 1 cup

  • Red capsicums 2 large

  • Yellow capsicums 2 large

  • Onion 1/2 medium

  • Olive oil 4 tablespoons

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Black olives pitted 12

  • Parsley a few sprigs

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed red chillies 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder a pinch

  • Water 1/4 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese 50 grams


Step 1

Pre-heat an oven at 180°C/ 360 °F. Cut a thin slice off the top of all the capsicums and remove seeds and trim the white ribs. Chop onion. Heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a non stick pan, add onion and sauté. Chop tomato and add and continue to sauté. Halve black olives and add. Add macaroni.

Step 2

Chop parsley and add. Add salt, crushed red chillies, pepper powder and ¼ cup water. Mix well and cook till dry. Drizzle a little olive oil in each capsicum shell and sprinkle a little salt. Chop mozzarella cheese and add to the macaroni and mix well. Stuff this mixture into the capsicum shells. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and arrange the capsicums on a baking tray.

Step 3

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.

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