SportNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo’s Stuffed Peppers

rizzo_7262425_ver1.0_640_480You watched her on the MLB Network and now you can catch her talking everything Los Angeles Dodgers on SportsNet LA. But did you know the beautiful and talented Alanna Rizzo can cook? Oh yeah… talk about the perfect girl, right? Ahem.

Although baseball season has begun, Allana was kind enough to send over one of her favorite recipes – Stuffed Peppers. Actually, she sent two, but we’ll post the other one tomorrow since we can’t get enough of Alanna Rizzo… whether it’s food or baseball.


1 lb. Ground Beef or Turkey
4 Green Peppers cleaned, hollowed
1 lb. Cheddar cheese
1 Onion diced
4 Garlic Cloves chopped
2 T Olive Oil
1 –  8 oz. Can Tomato Paste
1 Jar Tomato Sauce for serving
Salt and Pepper

In a skillet, brown the ground beef or turkey with the onion and garlic. Once the meat has browned, drain the fat. One the fat is removed, stir in one can of tomato paste and simmer until the meat is completely coated. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare your peppers: Rinse under cold water to remove any dirt and dry with a paper towel. Cut the top of the pepper and discard. Remove any seeds from the inside and season the cavity with salt and pepper.

Stuff the peppers with the meat mixture about 3/4 of the way to the top and  with cheddar cheese. Cover the cheesy peppers with your favorite jarred tomato sauce or Jen Royle’s homemade marinara sauce (recipe) .

Place the stuffed peppers in an oven-safe dish and fill with about 1 inch of water to avoid burning. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or simmer on a burner for 1 hour.

Alanna suggests serving with rice, a mixed green salad or fried plantains (recipe).

Thank you, Alanna! We can’t wait to make these at home!!


Not only has Jen Royle been cooking in her spare time for most of her life while working as a professional sports reporter, but many of your favorite, successful and brilliant women of sports and entertainment have as well. And of course, we are here to expose them and their culinary talents!

We are please to have some amazing women who we all know and love guest blog their favorite recipe here on Dare To Taste in a new weekly column.

We have lined up Boston’s sweetheart and former Red Sox sideline reporter and current NFL sideline gal for “The NFL on CBS,” Jenny Dell.  Two Red Sox’ sideline reporters before her, Tina Cervasio, now the team reporter for the New York Knicks on the MSG Network. The amazingly talented, alway generous and beautiful Catherine Varitek, wife of Red Sox legend Jason Varitek, who has her own successful food blog, Thyme With Catherine. ESPN’s wonder woman Jaymee Sire, who also runs her own amazing food blog E is for Eat. Fox 25 Boston’s one and only, the brilliant Sorboni Banerjee. MLB Network’s lovely studio host Lauren Shehadi. Los Angeles Dodgers reporter and studio host, the awesome Alanna Rizzo. Boston’s Channel 7 Anchor and sweetheart of the city (little) Janet Wu. And NECN’s spunky meteorologist, the fantastic Nelly Cerrano.  And we are adding to this list every day!

Stay tuned for the first celebrity blog this week! We can’t wait to see what these talented ladies have in store for us… and our kitchens!