You are here: Home » Recipes » Italian Peppers Italian Peppers Recipe by American Profile Yield 4 servings Peppers and pasta make a great side dish for chicken or beef. PrintEmail "This is a special recipe. My husband's family came from Italy, and this recipe was a change from rice. It makes a delicious meal with corn and applesauce." Ingredients 4 ounces elbow macaroni2 green or red peppers1/2 pound sausage1/2 cup chopped onions2 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups tomato juice2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, depending on taste1 teaspoon sugar1/4 cup bread crumbs1/4 cup Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons melted butter Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Cook macaroni in three cups boiling salted water. Boil rapidly, stirring constantly for two minutes. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Wash peppers and cut in half. Parboil in salted water 10 minutes. Rinse macaroni with warm water and drain well. Brown sausage in heavy skillet. Drain off excess fat. Add onions and brown lightly. Stir in flour and salt. Add tomato juice, Italian seasoning, and sugar and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Fold in macaroni. Fill peppers with mixture. Pour remaining mixture in one-quart casserole, and arrange filled peppers on top. Combine bread crumbs, cheese and butter and mix lightly. Sprinkle over peppers. Bake about 30 minutes. – Lorraine Ellingson, Saint David, Ariz.