Toscano Stuffed Red Peppers Royale

Toscano Stuffed Red Pepper Recipe

Geeg Toscano stuffed red peppers royale is one of my all time favorite stuffed pepper recipes! Classified Top Secret until now. A savory delight, just one pepper makes a whole meal. Then choose from one of my Italian salads to make your meal complete!

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Rich and robust , I prepared his recipe the other day and …ooh, like all of Geeg’s Italian dishes, they were chock full of amazing flavor. Toscano stuffed red peppers royale are definitely on the menu when it comes to healthy meals that can be served for an everyday supper, or an elegant dinner.

Geeg’s and my other Italian stuffed pepper recipes all go great with fresh homemade Italian breadsticks and a crispy baby greens salad with homemade Italian dressing. For more of Geeg’s great Italian recipes and the highly coveted Romano family recipes, watch for our new cookbook, Romano Toscano Top Secret Italian Family Recipes.

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Toscano Stuffed Red Peppers Royale


  • 6 red or yellow peppers
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 hot or mild Italian sausages, cut out of casings
  • 1/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice or other rice cooked
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup homemade tomato sauce, plus more on the top (recipe below)
  • 6 potato wedges or baby potatoes
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary

Simple Sauce Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 tomato paste cans water
  • 1 28 oz can of tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Fresh pepper


  1. Prepare sauce first by heating oil in sauce pot,add in onions, garlic and red pepper flakes, fry at medium heat until onions are soft.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and stir fry for 2 minutes,add water and tomatoes,basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer on stove while preparing peppers and filling.
  4. Prepare peppers by slicing off the top, scoop out the seeds and place sise by side in baking dish.
  5. In a large bowl, combine beef, Italians sausage, onion, parsley, cooked rice, both cheeses, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup of the homemade sauce.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Fill each pepper almost to the top with meat mixture.
  8. Place a potato wedge or baby potato in the top of each pepper.
  9. Wrap a rosemary sprig around the top of each potato.
  10. Put 2 tbsp sauce on the top of each pepper and pour sauce around peppers, about 1 inch deep in pan or roaster.
  11. Cover and bake for 30 min.
  12. Uncover and bake for 30 more min. until potatoes are golden on top.

Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 60 min
Serves: 6

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