Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder.

This cheddar cauliflower chowder is about to rock your weeknight dinner!  Warm, comforting and cheesy – it’s the perfect bowl to take your days from blustery and wintery to wonderful! And that is exactly what I crave right now. Something SO good to look forward to for dinner. These early months of the year always […]

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This cheddar cauliflower chowder is about to rock your weeknight dinner! 

cheddar cauliflower chowder

Warm, comforting and cheesy – it’s the perfect bowl to take your days from blustery and wintery to wonderful!

And that is exactly what I crave right now. Something SO good to look forward to for dinner. These early months of the year always get me with their gray and cold days. THIS makes dinner exciting and to be honest, freaking DELISH.

pot of cheddar cauliflower chowder with green onions

I know I know, I just shared a cauliflower recipe last week but this one is too good to wait. It is so easy, so flavorful, so filling and perfect for the cold, blustery winter days we are having right now. 

LOVE IT.

Plus, if you really want to, you can just switch out potatoes for the cauli!

cheddar cauliflower chowder with bacon

Chowder is definitely one of my go-to soups (hello, this sun dried tomato corn chowder, anyone?!) but I was hesitant about replacing the potatoes here with cauliflower. I considered using both, but was afraid the soup would be overwhelming with chunks and not as chowder-ish as I’d like.

I ended up going the cauliflower-only route and it is fantastic. 

cheddar cauliflower chowder with bacon and a spoon

The flavor is absolutely perfect.

The cauliflower is tender but still brings enough texture to the soup, and of course, with the scallions and bacon on top? Texture is given an A+.

It’s SO satisfying.

spoonful of cheddar cauliflower chowder

The cheddar makes it for me too. Obviously. As a serious cheese lover, I was afraid that adding in the cheddar may make it too heavy or gluey. You know what I mean, right? But it doesn’t at all. Stirring in the white cheddar at the end adds the perfect cheesy flavor that a bowl like this begs for. 

The base ends up being silky smooth, even though we still have our chunks of veg.

It melts in your mouth.

You won’t be able to stop the spoonfuls!

spoonful of cheddar cauliflower chowder

Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

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Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

This cheddar cauliflower chowder is the most comforting bowl of soup you'll have this winter! Warm, creamy, cheesy - it's wonderful!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, freshly grated , plus extra for topping
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon is crispy and the fat has rendered, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain off excess grease.
  • Throw the onions, carrots and garlic into the pot where the bacon grease is. You can add a small pinch of salt and pepper - you most likely will need a little salt for the soup, but the bacon is salty, so don’t go overboard! Stir and cook the vegetables until they soften, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes. Stream in the stock while stirring. Add in the cauliflower florets. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce it to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Stir in the cream and cook for a minute or two until it warms. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cheese and half of the green onions. Stir until the cheese is melted. Taste the soup and season with most salt and pepper if needed. This will depend on how salty your bacon and cheese are! Stir in most of the bacon, leaving a bit to garnish the bowls with.
  • Serve the soup with the extra bacon, green onions and more cheese if you wish. Enjoy!

cheddar cauliflower chowder close up

Living for this.

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A Week In The Life, Vol 4.

Just another week over here! Ohhhh my gosh, I feel like our weeks are so unbelievably boring right now! I’ve never been a fan of the first three months of the year, but whoa, it is like groundhog day over here. Not complaining because we are all healthy and well. Just not doing much at […]

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Just another week over here!

Ohhhh my gosh, I feel like our weeks are so unbelievably boring right now! I’ve never been a fan of the first three months of the year, but whoa, it is like groundhog day over here. Not complaining because we are all healthy and well. Just not doing much at all, obviously. Many boring, regular old life pics to come in this post.

See also: I am SO obsessed with grapefruit right now. Eating one every day.

Started a new big coloring page this week!

His rainbow fish is my fave.

Emilia LOVES doing these little collages. They are so fun. She did a few of these while I watched the inauguration and they are her favorite thing.

Another snack I love. Yogurt with maple granola.

Balsamic veggies for topping chicken.

Breakfast babes.

Trying to nap with this wild one.

Made a mushroom and roasted broccoli carbonara for dinner one night! Broccoli was still in the oven and let’s just say there was no room for it in the pan. Ha.

Favorite scene.

Finishing the weekend off strong! How was your week?!

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What To Eat This Week: 1/24/21.

Delicious winter eats coming right up! So many seasonal favorites this week! What To Eat This Week Kick things off this week with my brown butter lemon salmon. It’s so fast and easy! I love to served it with these buffalo brussels sprouts too. And maybe some rice if you wish! Next up, parmesan crusted […]

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Delicious winter eats coming right up!

what to eat this week

So many seasonal favorites this week!

what to eat this week

What To Eat This Week

Kick things off this week with my brown butter lemon salmon. It’s so fast and easy! I love to served it with these buffalo brussels sprouts too. And maybe some rice if you wish!

Next up, parmesan crusted chicken salads. One of my most favorite salads ever! It’s so hearty and satisfying.

Midweek, go with this potato chip frittata. We love breakfast for dinner and this is amazing.

Bolognese stuffed peppers are up next! I make the ones in the post with ground turkey, but you can use my lentil bolognese too. So delish.

Throw in another winter crunch salad somewhere! I know I shared it a few weeks ago but citrus is wonderful right now. Adding in crispy chickpeas here is soooo good.

Finally, wrap up dinner with this bacon brussels fried rice. Top it with an egg and it’s perfection!

Smashed chickpea salad is what’s for lunch! On toast of course. And for breakfasts, I’m going with an apple cinnamon oatmeal latte.

what to eat this week

What’s on your menu this week?!

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Currently Crushing On.

Happy Saturday! This week on the blog, I shared these delish bolognese stuffed peppers. You can make them meaty or vegetarian! I also shared this bang bang cauliflower salad, 10 of my favorite weekday breakfasts and this cheesy, saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi. It’s amazing! Of course there is a new weekly menu up and […]

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Happy Saturday!

This week on the blog, I shared these delish bolognese stuffed peppers. You can make them meaty or vegetarian! I also shared this bang bang cauliflower salad, 10 of my favorite weekday breakfasts and this cheesy, saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi. It’s amazing!

Of course there is a new weekly menu up and a new peek into our everyday life!

Have you preordered your copy of my newest book, Everyday Dinners, yet?! It would mean the world to me if you would order!

xoxoxoxox

What I’m Loving This Week:

Whoa – instant pot tamales!

Frozen grapefruit margaritas! Wish I could have one.

Adore these mediterranean salmon packets.

Flourless chickpea pancakes. I am so intrigued!

This seafood paella looks insane in the best way.

Sausage white bean bake. Sounds amazing.

Love this sweet tea bourbon cocktail.

Sweet potato red lentil curry. Yum!

Adore this creamy carrot ginger soup.

Coffee glazed vegetables with polenta. OMG.

This citrus salad is absolutely beautiful!

Cranberry orange oatmeal sounds good too.

Have you made the tiktok tortilla wrap yet?

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Saucy Sun Dried Tomato Gnocchi.

This sun dried tomato gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food. I am a huuuuuge fan of gnocchi. I loathed all pasta when I was a kid (weird, I know, right?) but my mom had pasta night every Thursday. Gnocchi was the only pasta I enjoyed so it was a frequent dish! It’s just so fluffy […]

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This sun dried tomato gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food.

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

I am a huuuuuge fan of gnocchi. I loathed all pasta when I was a kid (weird, I know, right?) but my mom had pasta night every Thursday. Gnocchi was the only pasta I enjoyed so it was a frequent dish!

It’s just so fluffy and cloud-like with the perfect bite. I can never get enough. 

diced sun dried tomatoes

One of our favorite local restaurants has an incredible gnocchi dish (it’s served in a freaking bread bowl! omg!) that is absolutely wonderful. It’s not really described as a tomato cream sauce, but it definitely has a creamier consistency than regular marinara. 

This dish reminds me of that so much and it’s exactly what I was going for!

YUM.

In the early weeks of this pregnancy, we got their take-out a few times and the gnocchi was all I wanted in life. It is just incredible.

sun dried tomato gnocchi ready for the oven

I made this baked gnocchi as a nod to that (so we could have it at home!) before the holidays and just didn’t get a chance to share it with you.

It’s definitely an indulgent dish. It’s like a sunday dinner dish that you served with a big salad and maybe some sourdough. And it’s rich and indulgent but the gnocchi is also pillowy and light, so it makes for the best combination.

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

I personally love to make a big house salad with it. Crisp and refreshing pairs well with hot and saucy pasta. Plus bread for dipping!

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

When it comes to the sun dried tomato sauce, it could not be easier! I use a jar of sun dried tomatoes and add some garlic. A little stock, some cream, some herbs and of course parmesan. It bakes and gets all bubbly and the cheese on top gets perfectly melty too.

It.is.wonderful. 

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

This can be a main dish if you serve it with said salad, or it could be a side dish depending on what else is being served. It is a great dish to bring to a party or family gathering (once we can do that again!) if it accompanies other dishes too. Everyone loves it!

A big sprinkle of parmesan, some crushed red pepper flakes… this is incredible.

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

Sun Dried Tomato Gnocchi

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Saucy Sun Dried Tomato Gnocchi

This saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi is baked and topped with melty cheese! Bubbly and warm, it's the ultimate comfort food. Yum.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 (7 oz) jar sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 2 lbs gnocchi, cooked according to package directions (this is usually 2 packages)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable, or chicken! stock
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • cup heavy cream or half and half
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or torn into pieces
  • fresh basil, for garnish
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the sun dried tomatoes on a paper towel and press out some of the oil to remove it. This is important or your sauce will be oily! Really press the oil out. Dice the tomatoes.
  • Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. This should only take about 3 to 5 minutes!
  • Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sun dried tomatoes and the garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until they soften.
  • Place the stock in a shaker cup or bottle. Add the flour and shake the mixture for 30 seconds to create a slurry. Pour the mixture into the tomatoes in the pan while stirring constantly. Stir for a few minutes as the mixture warms up (it may thicken a bit).
  • Stir in the cream and the parmesan until combined. Add in the gnocchi and stir to combine. Top with the torn mozzarella. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and melty.
  • Top with fresh basil, extra parmesan and red pepper flakes.

saucy sun dried tomato gnocchi

Want to nap on one of those pasta pillows!

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10 of My Favorite Weekday Breakfasts.

Today I’m sharing 10 of the best weekday breakfasts! I’ve always been a breakfast person! Even as a kid, my brothers would often skip breakfast but I really liked it. Some days I eat it later than usual, but I still consider it breakfast. So I threw together my favorite quick weekday breakfasts. Most of […]

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Today I’m sharing 10 of the best weekday breakfasts!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

I’ve always been a breakfast person!

Even as a kid, my brothers would often skip breakfast but I really liked it. Some days I eat it later than usual, but I still consider it breakfast.

So I threw together my favorite quick weekday breakfasts. Most of them are ones you can prep ahead of time too! Work days always call for a fairly quicker breakfast, and these are the ones I love the most.

10 Best Weekday Breakfasts

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

This vanilla bean chia pudding is a year round staple for me, but in the winter I love to prepare this way. Blood oranges are so good! A little shaving of dark chocolate go a long way and I love adding something crunchy like almonds or walnuts.

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

Immunity boosting smoothies are another huge fave! Especially if you make my make-ahead smoothie packs. I don’t always layer them but both flavors are delish.

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

No bake oatmeal peanut butter bites are always a winner! The kids love these. I make a double batch and we can have them for snacks or even dessert, but I’ll also grab one or two in the morning if needed.

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

You probably heard me rave about my breakfast quinoa for years. This meal is unbelievably filling. You can add whatever fruit and nuts you’d like and I love serving it with coconut milk!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

I love this strawberry cashew smoothie too. We always have frozen strawberries on hand (fave fruit!) but this is really good with blueberries too! Plus it has hidden veggies.

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

I definitely prefer cold overnight oats to warm, but I can’t pass up this pistachio coconut oatmeal. Some of my favorite flavors in here. It’s like a hug in a bowl!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

My pumpkin protein pancakes are something I make year round! They can easily be frozen or stored in the fridge and reheated. And they are just so darn good.

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

This oatmeal latte is UNREAL. It seems odd at first, but really it’s like espresso flavored oatmeal with steamed milk and a little extra expresso poured over top. It’s so good and so satisfying!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

This salted maple granola is amazing! You can easily make a big pan of it and store it for the week. Serve with yogurt and fruit or with milk like cereal!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

Technically I’m sharing 11 breakfasts with you, because I had to include this shaved egg avocado toast. I eat this almost every week (even if I just slice the eggs instead of shave them) and it’s the most filling breakfast. I actually prefer savory breakfasts, but they take a bit longer than quick thrown together sweet breakfasts. Unless we’re talking quickie avocado toast!

10 of the best weekday breakfasts

Finally, peanut butter overnight oats with 5 minutes chocolate granola. Def my favorite of the bunch. So filling and who can pass up the PB chocolate combo?!

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Bang Bang Cauliflower Kale Salad.

Today calls for a bang bang cauliflower salad! Oh yes. Crispy, sauce-drenched cauliflower on top of a crisp, delicious kale salad. The flavor is insane. The texture is amazing! If these two things are some of your favorites, why not combine them!? We love kale salads in this house. They are chewy in the best […]

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Today calls for a bang bang cauliflower salad!

bang bang cauliflower kale salad

Oh yes. Crispy, sauce-drenched cauliflower on top of a crisp, delicious kale salad. The flavor is insane. The texture is amazing! If these two things are some of your favorites, why not combine them!?

air fryer caulfilower

We love kale salads in this house. They are chewy in the best way. Leftovers hold up for lunch the next day because they are so hearty. They take on so many different flavors, but can hold more ingredients than regular old salads. We’re obsessed.

So naturally, why not trash it up with some crispy bang bang cauliflower?!

bang bang sauce

I’ve made bang bang cauliflower before in the form of tacos! And oh man – we LOVE them. For those tacos, I did more of a tempura-like batter and fried the cauliflower.

For this bang bang cauliflower, I used the air fryer. I suggest using whichever works best for you! The tempura battered and fried version is a little on the airy and lighter side, but of course it requires frying with oil.

pouring bang bang sauce on cauliflower

The air fryer version is super crispy and delicious, and it requires doing a few batches since best results come when the vegetables are in a single layer.

bang bang cauliflower

Either way, when you cover the cauliflower in the bang bang sauce, it is SO GOOD.

Of course, you can always do the classic shrimp instead of cauliflower too.

I’m pretty sure bang bang sauce originated at Bonefish Grille. Homemade here, it’s a mix of mayo, sweet chili sauce and chili garlic sauce. A little creaminess, some sweetness and just the sliiiiightest hint of heat. It’s quite mild, actually. 

bang bang cauliflower kale salad

The combination of textures here is what really sells me. The crispy, creamy cauliflower. The chewy, crisp kale. It is SUCH a delish mix that I can’t get enough. 

For the kale salad, I just did a simple base that I often do. Massage the kale with olive oil and let it sit for a bit. Toss with lime juice, salt and pepper. Toss in a few pickled onions for more crunch and flavor, along with shaved parmesan. 

This seems extra simple but truly it is all you need. We really like that kale base alone, and when it has the cauliflower on top, it’s absolutely perfect.

Simple enough to let the cauliflower shine, but it has enough flavor to be a REALLY good base. 

When tossed together, it is heaven!

bang bang cauliflower

Perfectly delicious for dinner!

bang bang cauliflower kale salad

Bang Bang Cauliflower Salad

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Bang Bang Cauliflower Kale Salad

This bang bang cauliflower salad is filled with crispy cauliflower and classic, creamy bang bang sauce. So good, refreshing and crisp!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup seasoned fine breadcrumbs
  • olive oil, or another oil spray
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives

kale salad

  • 1 large bunch of kale, leaves removed from stems and chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, freshly juiced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • cup shaved parmesan
  • ¼ cup pickled onions, or sliced red onion

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. I like to have a wire rack sitting near to place the breaded cauliflower before it’s all ready to go.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. In one large bowl (or plate), lightly beat the eggs. In another bowl or plate, combine the panko and fine breadcrumbs. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the the egg, then coat in the breadcrumbs. Place it on the wire rack until you have enough finished to do a batch in the air fryer. I found that for one head of cauliflower, I had to do two batches.
  • Once the cauliflower is breaded, place it in a single layer in the air fryer. Spray it with the olive oil spray. This helps it brown and get crispy.
  • Set the air fryer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the cauliflower with kitchen tongs and place them on a plate. Repeat with another batch of cauliflower if needed.
  • As a note, when the cauliflower is air frying, I like to make the salad. To make the kale salad, place the kale in a bowl. Drizzle on the olive oil and using your (clean!) hands, massage the kale for a few minutes, until all the leaves are coated. This breaks down both the toughness and bitterness. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • To make the bang bang sauce, whisk together the mayo, sweet chili sauce and chili garlic sauce. Sprinkle in the chives.
  • Once all of the cauliflower is done, drizzle it with the bang bang sauce and toss.
  • Squeeze the lime juice on the kale salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with the shaved parmesan and pickled onions. Top with the bang bang cauliflower and serve!

bang bang cauliflower kale salad

My kind of salad.

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Tuesday Things.

1. It’s not a lie that I’ve kind of been dreaming of girl scout cookies. I don’t think I’ve eaten one in years! I’m team caramel delights though. 2. Citrus cupcakes with blood orange buttercream! HELLO! 3. Last week I walked into Max’s room and he and Emilia were sitting on his bed and he […]

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tuesday things

1. It’s not a lie that I’ve kind of been dreaming of girl scout cookies. I don’t think I’ve eaten one in years! I’m team caramel delights though.

2. Citrus cupcakes with blood orange buttercream! HELLO!

3. Last week I walked into Max’s room and he and Emilia were sitting on his bed and he was reading her a book. I just about had a heart explosion!

4. How to do the thing you’re avoiding. Um story of my life.

5. TV things!! Not much to report though I’m considering watching Night Stalker on netflix which would most likely be the worst decision of my life since I loathe anything scary and would have nightmares forever. Have you watched it?! I’ve pretty much never been so desperate to go to a movie theater in my life too. I know you can rent them some places but up until recently even that was closed for us with local restrictions.

6. Anyone else having a hard time feeling positive about spring and summer (and everything after)? Praying for normal life to resume soon. When I look back on what we were doing last year at this time, my mind is blown.

7. Love reading about beauty products people can’t live without. There are many of these I’ve never tried!

8. I had an amazing reading weekend (it’s when I get most of my binge-reading done, haha!) and I just finished how to fail at flirting. It was such a cute and quick read – light, fun and exactly what I needed at this time.

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Bolognese Stuffed Peppers.

These bolognese stuffed peppers are cheesy, saucy and a weeknight dinner dream! Seriously, these will quickly become a new favorite. They are a quick and delish way to make dinner feel special and satisfying. And if you have leftover bolognese, this will come together in MINUTES!! Bolognese is probably the #1 favorite meal made in […]

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These bolognese stuffed peppers are cheesy, saucy and a weeknight dinner dream!

bolognese stuffed peppers

Seriously, these will quickly become a new favorite. They are a quick and delish way to make dinner feel special and satisfying. And if you have leftover bolognese, this will come together in MINUTES!!

bolognese stuffed peppers

Bolognese is probably the #1 favorite meal made in this house. My original, AMAZING recipe is in The Pretty Dish. It’s definitely one of the most popular dishes in the book and it is so, so good.

I’ve shared a few quicker weeknight versions of it on the blog, so that’s what you’ll find below! I’m making a ground turkey version today for these peppers and it’s one that you can throw together in 30 minutes. Most bolognese recipes do taste better as they simmer and sit with time. This is no exception, but it’s still REALLY good if you stuff the peppers immediately. 

bolognese stuffed peppers

You can also make the bolognese part ahead of time. My original bolognese recipe in the book makes a large amount and I always freeze (at least!) half. That means I constantly have bolognese on hand, which makes throwing these peppers together a BREEZE. 

Oh and P.S. – I also have a vegetarian version of this bolognese right here! My lentil bolognese is equally as delicious and I have actually served it to Eddie WITHOUT HIM REALIZING there is no meat.

Yes. Let’s just say that may have been one of the greatest successes in my life. It’s true.

bolognese stuffed peppers

Now, this recipe!

Before the holidays, I saw something similar on the kitchn and was like… whoa. I always have bolognese on hand so I gotta make this. So I did!

I made a big batch of my bolognese to make lasagna for Christmas Day, and this is what I did with the leftovers. In less than a month, this alone has become a hugely requested meal in our house. Eddie loves it, wants to take versions of it for lunch – it’s just so good.

bolognese stuffed peppers

Now here’s the secret! I first shared this in my turkey taco stuffed pepper recipe last year. The key to fabulous stuffed peppers? Roast the peppers first.

YES!

Roast them first while you’re preparing the filling. This allows them to get a bit of that roasty, caramely, flavor on their own. It makes the peppers taste SO GOOD! I realize this doesn’t seem like much, but I promise it’s a game changer and many of you have raved about the outcome.

The same goes for this recipe. Roasting the peppers ahead of time is just wonderful and adds a lot to the recipe. Plus, you have the time for it – the bolognese will take about 30 minutes to come together, so you may as well do a quick roast of the peppers while you cook! 

bolognese stuffed peppers

Now I hope I’ve convinced you to try it this week!

bolognese stuffed peppers

Bolognese Stuffed Peppers

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Bolognese Stuffed Peppers

These bolognese stuffed peppers are the perfect weeknight meal! Use beef, turkey or even lentils to make the bolognese you love. So delish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 to 6 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, I like 94% lean
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 14 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella or provolone cheese

Instructions

  • NOTE: Remember that you can use my LENTIL BOLOGNESE recipe linked above in the post for this to be vegetarian!
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the peppers (inside and outsides) with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and roast for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While the peppers are roasting, make the bolognese.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the onions with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add in the garlic and mushrooms. Stir and cook for another 5 or 6 minutes, until the mushrooms soften. Add in the turkey and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Brown it, stirring and breaking it apart, until it's cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, dried basil, oregano, pepper flakes and brown sugar. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add in the wine, tomatoes and parmesan. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking for 15 minutes (or even longer if you wish!). You can make this ahead of time, FYI!
  • Remove the peppers from the oven. Fill the peppers with the bolognese mixture. Top with the grated cheese. Stick them back in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is melty. Remove and top with parmesan before serving.

Notes

inspired by the kitchn

bolognese stuffed peppers

That cheese pull though.

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A Week In The Life, Vol 3.

Who else is secretly excited that January is half over?! This past week I finally felt like I was back in the groove, you know? Only took half the month! Finally took down the christmas stuff last week! Man, it was hard! I was so sad once it was all down. I think it’s because […]

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Who else is secretly excited that January is half over?!

This past week I finally felt like I was back in the groove, you know? Only took half the month!

Finally took down the christmas stuff last week! Man, it was hard! I was so sad once it was all down. I think it’s because I’m basically afraid to live through 2021 to get to christmas again. Ha!

Mornings! Winter skies are so pretty.

Some roasted veg with balsamic vinegar going into orzo.

Can’t handle her!

The driveway totally looked like leopard print one morning. Also this time of year I live in my black uggs.

This could be a problem!!

My house salad with crispy chicken fingers for dinner one night.

Little love bug! Why is he so big.

A gigantic pretzel starter seemed reasonable with our takeout one night.

Also been roasted some garlic balsamic mushrooms as a side! They are so good.

Annnd I made chrissy teigen’s drunken noodles one night. We love this meal but it is a bit time consuming.

Finally we did a bit of valentine’s day decorating. FUN FUN FUN!

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