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Help me make a meal out of a pepper filling I made?

Asked by poofandmook (17277points) March 22nd, 2011

I made stuffed jalepenos for a party, and I ended up having a ton of the stuffing left. It’s just crumbled Italian sausage, a little onion, salt and pepper, cream cheese, and a shredded Italian cheese blend.

I froze it, but I took it out of the freezer by accident. Now it’s thawed and I need to do something with it. What can I do with it?

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syz's avatar

Get some bell peppers, stuff, and then bake until the top of the stuffing is browned. Or you can add some veggies and make a variation on Shepherd’s pie – top it with mashed potatoes, and bake.

SamIAm's avatar

You can always roll it into chicken breasts or do something like what @syz said… Scoop out random veggies (eggplant, zucchini, etc…) and stuff with filling, top with cheese and bake.

Or, could you add a little extra meat and flavor to them and make mini meatballs? Put them in pasta with sauce.

Seelix's avatar

Ooh, @SamIAm‘s suggestion of rolling it in chicken sounds delicious.

Cruiser's avatar

Pizza sauce and Boboli bread, make a pizza.

janbb's avatar

Stuffed portabello mushrooms would be another good choice.

marinelife's avatar

Ir sounds like it would make a delicious omelet filling.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Make some pasta or rice, mix the stuffing with either cream of mushroom soup for the rice, or some tomato sauce and a little seasoning for the pasta.

Get some of the rolls of Pilsbury dinner rolls and wrap the dough around the stuffing and bake until they are done.

Use the stuffing as a base for a soup or stew. Mix with veggies and some stock. I would suggest a cream style soup because of the cheese and cream cheese.

Kardamom's avatar

I’m thinking you should boil up some penne pasta, drain it, then throw the stuffing onto the hot pasta and heat through.

I also like the idea of the Boboli pizza crust, just pour on a little tomato sauce and add the topping and bake.

You could also make something like an empanada or tamales

Or you could just wrap up the stuffing in a warm tortilla.

Sunny2's avatar

No fair! All my ideas were already printed by someone else before I got here. Oh, here’s one: pile on top of English muffins, sprinkle with cheese and broil until cheese melts and browns a little. Makes me hungry thinking of it. O yeah. Time to make dinner.

Kardamom's avatar

You’d think that none of us Fluthers has eaten a decent meal in days. It seems like we’re ALWAYS hungry.

These food threads always leave me drooling :-p

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Lasagne filling, yum.

WestRiverrat's avatar

You could also use it as the basis for a home made pot pie. Mix in some veggies, put in a pie crust and top with mashed potatoes. Then bake at 350F for about 45–50 minutes. Top with shredded cheese and put back in oven until the cheese is melted.

Kardamom's avatar

@WestRiverrat Now that is really interesting. A spicy version of a pot pie. Hmmm. I think you may have just invented the next really yummy thing.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@Kardamom I have been doing it for years. Pot pies were the first thing I learned to cook from scratch without the aid of a cook book or mentor.

poofandmook's avatar

I ended up being super lazy.

I had a huge onion in the fridge that only had a chunk taken out of it the day before, so I cut that into big slivers and caramelized them. Then I heated the stuffing in a pan, mixed in the onions and added a little garlic. Then I mixed that with a box of penne, a jar of Bertolli four cheese rosa sauce, a whole bunch of shredded Italian cheese… dumped it in a throwaway baking pan and topped it with more cheese and sprinkled parm on it and baked it.

It was goshdurned GOOD. Plus, after we both stuffed ourselves, there was still enough for four lunches altogether.

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