These Herby Ricotta Stuffed Peppers taste straight out of Tuscany with fresh herbs, creamy ricotta, and sharp parmesan. Ready in about 30 minutes (with just 5 minutes of hands-on time), they're a simple side dish that packs a punch of flavor.
Char Peppers (optional): For a smokier flavor, quickly char peppers on the grill of open-flame stovetop (if you have access to these; if not, just skip this step). Cool then peel off blackened skin.
Prep Peppers: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and ribs. Brush peppers all over with olive oil.
Stuff Peppers: In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, basil, onions, herbs, salt, and pepper. Beat in the eggs and parmesan. Fill peppers with the mixture and top wth fennel flowers and breadcrumb mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, or until ricotta is set and breadcrumbs are golden.