Men Who Cook is a new feature published by GANT. Inspired by the GANT’s Men Who Cook charity fundraiser, the column will feature local men with kitchen talent who will share some of their favorite culinary creations. This week Dennis Biancuzzo shares his Pizza Stuffed Mini Peppers recipe.
Dennis Biancuzzo graduated Clearfield Area High School and the Clearfield Vo-Tech in 1979. His love of food and cooking is based in a long-standing Italian family upbringing. Dennis has owned several retail food businesses, and has authored 7 cookbooks. His signature cookbook “An Italian American Tradition, Cooking with my Mother” can be purchased thru lulu.com.
Pizza Stuffed Mini Peppers
Delightful pizza mini peppers are stuffed with pizza sauce and mozzarella, then broiled until the cheese is melted and bubbly. It’s the perfect keto appetizer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
- 8 mini bell peppers
- Olive oil spray
- 1/4 cup sugar-free pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese (flavored to your liking)
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat your broiler on high (450 degrees F). Position an oven rack 6 inches from the heating element. Line a broiler-safe rimmed baking sheet with unbleached, broiler-safe parchment paper or with nonstick foil.
Leaving the stems intact, cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the membranes and seeds.
Place the bell pepper halves, cut side down, on the baking sheet, and spray their bottoms with olive oil.
Turn the bell peppers cut side up. Fill each bell pepper half with about a teaspoon of pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon flavored ricotta cheese and about 1/2 tablepsoon mozzarella. Spray the tops with olive oil.
Place the stuffed mini peppers 6 inches from the flame (not directly under), and broil until cheese is browned, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors, so you should independently verify it. It is calculated using the SparkPeople.com recipe calculator
Pizza Mini Peppers
Amount Per Serving (4 mini pepper halves)
Calories 75Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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