Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

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Make your kids scream with delight by making these spooky Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers.

I know what most parents know. Pasta is a quick and easy way to make the pop!TOT happy. This recipe incorporates both an activity, carving peppers and a fast meal. You can’t beat that!

Enjoy this quick, yummy and oh so spooky treat!

1Chef Baby Bear preps all of the ingredients.

2This small pumpkin carving knife is perfect for her little hands

3Chef Baby Bear was prudent in taking out all of the insides.
4Draw the face and then cut out the areas outlined.

5Peppers are more delicate so be careful when carving.

6Our Jack O’ Lanterns

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8The Pasta aka guts! EEEEWWWWW!DSC_0055She grabs pasta to stuff into the pepper.

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DSC_0121The final product!

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A close-up! Ahhhhhh!Finny Faces

pop!INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 1 pkg. Beef Polska Kielbasa (or any sausage)
  • 1 cup Broccoli and Cabbage Slaw
  • 1 pkg. (16 ounces) uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 6 oz can Carrots and Peas
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of pesto sauce
  • ½ cup of Spanish olives, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

pop!DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut sausage into ½” slices; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  3. Cut a round section on the top of the pepper and discard the seeds and scrape away the insides.
  4. Draw faces on the peppers and carve with a small pumpkin knife, be careful as peppers are more delicate than pumpkins
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot; add sausage. Cook for 2-4 minutes then add remaining ingredients.
  6. Cook, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes or until kielbasa is lightly browned.
  7. Transfer to a large bowl, add pasta and stir to coat.
  8. Divide pasta amongst prepared peppers and pull strands of pasta through the mouths or eyes of the jack-o-lanterns.
  9. Garnish the dish with a bed of broccoli and cabbage slaw.

One thought on “Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

  1. TO DARN CUTE! AND THE WAY BROOKIE IS WITH KITCHEN TOOLS IS AMAZING……IT HARD FOR LIA TO HOLD A BUTTER KNIFE TO MAKE A PEANUT AND JELLY SANDWICH! LOL “WE ALL ARE GOOD AT DIFFERENT THINGS…..ITS CALLED, A GIFT!”

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