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Petit Farcis Stuffed Peppers Mince

📋 Petit Farcis Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers, tomatoes or courgettes are called in French Le Petit Farcie. It is a typical dish from Nice and Provence: Mediterranean vegetable stuffed and cooked in the oven. #yourguardianchef #vegetables #Frenchfood
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword French recipe, stuffed vegetable, Summer vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 376kcal


For the filling

The vegetables

  • 8 red peppers or
  • large tomatos optional
  • round courgettes optional
  • onion optional
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Preparing the stuffing

  • Soften the stale bread with milk and let it rest for 30 minutes if the bread is hard
  • Add the mincemeat, the sausages without the skin and the salt
  • Add salt, the onion, parsley, lemon zest and cheese

Preparing the vegetables

  • Cut the top of the tomatoes
  • Empty the inside of the tomatoes and add it to the meat. This is optional. If you prefer, remove the seeds and add only the juices
  • Cut the top of the round courgettes
  • Remove the seeds, chop the rest and add to the meat
  • Top the peppers and remove the seeds
  • Chop the tops of the peppers and add to the stuffing mix

Stuffing the vegetables

  • Oil a baking dish
  • Arrange the vegetables and add salt
  • Stuff with the mix and drizzle with olive oil
  • Cook in a hot oven at 180 C - 350 F for 40 minutes



If you want to use them as a starter or side dish you can fill them just with breadcrumbs flavored with cheese and local herbs, thyme, basil or parsley. However, if you are using only bread for stuffing, the center can be very dry. Make sure you use small vegetables and add a softer cheese like mozzarella or feta.


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3955IU | Vitamin C: 154.2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1.5mg