Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chef Chuck's Sausage Pepper Poppers

Peperoni Salsiccia Piccola

The tiny italian palumbo peppers just picked from the garden stuffed with my homemade Italian sausage, sauted onions and parmigiano cheese are a one bite popper. Packed with many intense flavors
this recipe is the perfect appetizer. These particular peppers are grown from seeds we bought in Italy, easy to grow and are not hot, similar to a baby bell pepper.

Sausage Pepper Peppers
12 Palumbo peppers or
any small pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin
olive oil
3 Italian sausage links
1/2 onion, diced small
1 teaspoon dry oregano
2 tablespoon parmigiano cheese, grated

Wash and cut tops off peppers clean out insides. Boil for 15 minutes, set aside. In a large frying pan heat olive oil and remove sausage from it's casing and brown. Cook onions in same pan with the sausage for a few minutes, add oregano and cheese. Stuff each pepper, place in a pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with parmigiano cheese and serve.


  1. This they could grow in Upstate NY, Chuck? I know a friend who tried it with a type of tomato with no luck. Naples, Italy to Naples, Florida - maybe. Messina, Italy to Messina, New York? A little tougher! :-P

  2. Ciao Peter, I think these peppers would grow upstate n.y.
    In the temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees. I live in the high plains of central Arizona. I grow all Italian veggies in a greenhouse and outside. I like your locations!! Your friend may need organic fertilizer.... Grazie:)

  3. I'm going to look for these seeds next time I'm in Italy. Love the little baby bites. It would be great party food.

  4. Hello Ciao Chow Linda, I would be glad to send you some seeds. After full harvest, I will be drying my seeds.
    Just send me an address to my private e-mail.
    Thank You :)

  5. it would be gross how many of these I could eat in one sitting. they look so GOOD!

  6. Hi Dawn, I am with you ! I could not stop eating them! Thank You :)

  7. Oh yum!
    How are you my friend?


  8. Ciao Lola, Great to hear from you, everything is wonderful my favorite far away friend!! I hope all is the same for you. Grazie. Chuck :) xx

  9. Oh, I like these!! Add some goat cheese and I'm set!

  10. Hi Ash, What a wonderful addition "Goat Cheese" Yum.... Thank You :)

  11. Love these cute little peppers. And with sausage added, wow.

  12. Hello Live.Love.Eat, We all love sausage and peppers!! Well must of us :) Thank You!