These stuffed peppers make a delicious all-in-one veggie/grain side dish. One time saver is to use a quick-cook brown rice. The other would be to use a coarse bulgar wheat or quinoa which is much faster to cook. I use a flavorful vegetarian sausage, but if you want to use regular sausage, then it can easily be adapted for meat-lovers. Check labels if there is a concern about food allergies or gluten, as many vegetarian sausages have soy and/or wheat. Beans, lentils or other meat substitutes could be used instead. We found a smaller sweet orange pepper in the garden and stuffed this too. It would be a great size for a toddler or preschooler!