These peppers are compact, it's easy and will have you enjoy time with your guests, instead of catching bits and parts of the conversation and yelling your two scents from the kitchen (from personal experience!)  Try this easy, looks like it took some work, but didn't, meal in one recipe from Taste of Home.


4 medium green peppers

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups spaghetti sauce

1 cup frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend, thawed and chopped

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds; replace tops. Place in an ungreased shallow round 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain orzo; stir into meat mixture. Add the spaghetti sauce, vegetables and 1/4 cup cheese.

Spoon into peppers. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

B105's Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to the Superior Middle School on October 27!  Keep checking back for more great Taste of Home Recipes and more details on when tickets will be available!