Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Applewood Bacon Risotto

Use various colors of sweet peppers to give this dish the most attractive look.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Stand: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins 375°F
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Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Applewood Bacon Risotto
slices applewood bacon, coarsely chopped
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
cup Arborio rice
14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup frozen peas, thawed
cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese or Parmesan cheese
Salt (optional)
Ground black pepper (optional)
small or 3 large red, yellow, or green sweet peppers
tablespoon snipped fresh basil or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in saucepan. Set bacon aside. Cook onion in reserved drippings until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Carefully stir in broth and wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in bacon and peas. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese. If desired, season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, cut tops off small peppers or halve large peppers lengthwise. Remove membranes and seeds.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spoon risotto mixture into peppers. Place in a shallow baking dish. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake peppers, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts (Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Applewood Bacon Risotto)
    Per serving:
  • 235 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 13 mg chol.,
  • 392 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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