Simple and so easy to throw together! Delicious and nutritious of course!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cook 1/2 lb spicy sausage (or ground beef or turkey) and drain, set aside
Wash and cut 6 to 7 banana peppers-slice through one side to open them like (like in the picture)
Place a few teaspoons of sausage in each pepper
Take one 14 to 15 oz can of diced tomatoes or 2 cups fresh diced and place at bottom of pan
Add one tsp tomato paste and mix/spread around the bottom of the pan
Add 1/2 c diced onion to pan
Add 1 c diced mushrooms to pan
Add 1 tsp of each: garlic powder, basil, pepper and oregano (pinch of salt and red pepper flakes too if you wish)
Mix around tomatoes, seasonings and veggies
Place peppers on top and bake for 20 minutes
Then add 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese over top along with 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs if you wish and bake for 10 more minutes
Can serve with some Italian bread and or salad. No pasta needed!