World's Best Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Large red peppers (2-4)

   Breadcrumbs (3 cups)

   Parmesan cheese (1/3 cup)

   Basil leaves (6)

   Caciocavallo or Mozzarella cheese (1/3         cup)

   Ricotta cheese (1/3 cup) Butter (3 tbsp.)

   Small tomato (1 – deseeded and sliced)

   Cloves of garlic (3 – chopped)

   Salt

   Fresh parsley (chopped)

   Lemon zest

   Fresh rosemary sprig

   Prosciutto (3 – slices)

   Eggs (3 – large)

   Freshly ground black pepper

   Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    

Steps:
  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  In a large bowl, add breadcrumbs, eggs, butter, tomato, parsley, lemon zest, prosciutto. shredded cheeses, fresh rosemary, 1 tablespoon of fresh ground pepper, 1/3 cup of Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt (more or less to taste)
  3.  Mix well until all the ingredients are incorporated. Then set aside.
  4.  Prep the peppers: if the peppers are large, cut them in half so you will be able to make 2 stuffed peppers out of 1 pepper. 
  5.  Deseed peppers – remove the stem from the bottom of the peppers so they sit flat in a pan. 
  6.   Place the peppers in a pan and stuff the peppers tightly. 
  7.   Cover with foil; bake for 30 – 45 minutes.
  8.   Remove foil and bake 15 – 20 minutes. Enjoy!