Italian Vegetable Recipes: Stuffed Peppers |

Stuffed Peppers

Peperoni ripieni is a traditional recipe from the Apulia region of Italy.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 red peppers
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 zucchina
  • 50 grams leek
  • 100 grams cooked ham
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Wash the zucchina and cut in thin slices. Chop the leek with a clove of garlic and cook over a low fire with a dash of oil. Add the zucchino. Cut the eggplant in small cubes and add to the pan, cooking for about two minutes. Add a pinch of oregano, salt and pepper. Cut the peppers in half the long way, remove seeds and white strips, wash and dry and place them on a greased pan. Fill with the cooked vegetables and top with the chopped ham. Add a dash of oil to each pepper half and cook for half an hour in the oven set to 180 degrees (C).

Learn more about:

The Food and Cuisine of Apulia (Puglia)

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