Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup can be made with ground beef or sausage and is full of flavor! Try this unstuffed pepper soup tonight.
Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup is super cheap to make. Even if your kiddos aren’t vegetable super fans, they’re sure to love this cheap meal. Just one of many easy Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom (affiliate links present, originally published 11/20)
We have made this in many forms before, but it originated with Grandma’s good ol’ stuffed green peppers. This is way easier since it is deconstructed and there is no filling or “prepping” required. Game changer y’all.
Ninja Foodi Stuffed Pepper Soup
You don’t have to have an IP to make this either. There are several other brands out there that work just the same, and then some. Crockpot express has one and Ninja Foodi too.
Let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup with Sausage
As you will see here below, we love all the classic ingredients in this dish, but have tweaked it time and time again.
- We have made batches of our air fryer stuffed peppers for dinner and even my kids say “oh my”.
- This casserole like dish really brings this classic dish to this next one!!
When it comes to the meat you could use just about anything. If you wanted a sort of chicken stuffed bell peppers soup I’d use leftovers diced. I think the best choice is a roll of spicy ground sausage though, hands down.
No matter how you make it, the ingredients are really quite simple and remain the same. Choose whatever color peppers you want. I usually just use whichever are on sale. lol
Instant Pot Red Pepper Soup
If you wanted to make this on the spicier end of things you could quite easily. Crushed red pepper works the best but you could use sriracha, chili powder and/or diced jalapeno as well. Spicy ground sausage is a great choice for this version as well.
Instead of leaving your bell pepers whole like you normally do when making this kind of dish, you would want them to be diced. The smaller they are the more tender they’ll get so keep that in mind when you are prepping.
You don’t want them to become mush so I’d leave them about this size. A bit of texture is always good, even if it is an Instant Pot soup recipe.
Here are a few questions you might have in mind before starting this recipe. Hope this helps so you can move forward with confidence. 😉
What can I do with lots of bell peppers?
Oh boy do we have a lot of ideas. First off, you can always dice them and include some in any Instant Pot casserole recipe. Slice them in half, remove seeds and fill with tuna fish for a keto low carb meal. You can blanch bell peppers to soften them, then make chili bell peppers for dinner. The possibilities are endless really.
Absolutely. If you use extra lean ground beef and drain the grease it cuts down the fat content. Pack it with vegetables and use brown rice for a healthier version.
There is actually a version that has really bold flavors. It originated in Africa.
You can choose to add crushed red pepper to add heat and make it spicy if you like, we did not here. This one is more of an American version, similar to the stuffed variety.
The first step in many InstaPot recipes is to saute any veggies so they soften a bit. This one is no different. There are a few different colors used here but if you only like green, by all means just omit the others.
Stuffed pepper soup Instant Pot
Things you will need to make this easy comfort food. Of course you can add or subtract any seasonings to make it just as you love it.
- Ground beef
- spicy ground sausage is even better
- or use lean ground turkey if you want
- Bell peppers
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- Beef broth
- Uncooked white rice
- timing would vary greatly for brown rice, I haven’t tested that yet
- Lots of seasonings
- Some people like a splash of Worcestershire sauce in it too for saltiness
Kidney beans are optional to make it even heartier. Everything will be done in under 30 minutes so just wait!
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup with Cauliflower Rice
If you choose this version of “grains” I would cook and not add that until the very end once you remove the lid. Then stir together. If you add before then it might become mushy. Here’s a quick step by step. You can print recipe card at the very bottom though with ingredient amounts listed too.
- Turn pressure cooker to saute and add olive oil. Then add diced onions and bell peppers. Cook until onions have softened and are translucent.
- Add ground beef (or ground sausage) and minced garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Then turn machine off.
- Add all other ingredients like tomato sauce and garlic powder etc… EXCEPT uncooked rice. Stir together.
- Sprinkle uncooked white rice on top and gently submerge into the liquid, do not stir.
- Set to high pressure 3 minutes with a 5 minute natural release for steam. Release remaining pressure, serve in bowls with parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top.
This is what a bowl of it looks like once it is done. Throw some mozzarella cheese on top to melt and take it from good to amazing.
Of course you can add other things you like too. If onions and garlic goes into everything you make, then by all means add that in with all the seasonings. Or dice onions and saute with ground meat to soften a bit.
If you really wanted to make this in a slow cooker you could. You’d just need to saute and brown the meat first, throw in everything else and cook on low heat for about 6 hours until softened and warmed.
Cook the rice in Ninja Foodi on the side and throw it in right before eating so it doesn’t get mushy. It’s a great stuffed pepper recipe as well.
This way you could surely make Instant Pot brown rice instead. Using your pressure cooker it would change the cook time. I haven’t done that yet so I am unsure by how much.
Want a thicker version cooked really fast? Try making this Instant Pot stuffed pepper casserole with rice. It always turns out great.
How many calories are in green pepper soup?
That depends on what your serving size is really. The nutritional facts are listed for this version below, for a 3 oz. bowlful. If you adjust the ingredients at all the fat, calories, and carbs will change as well.
How long is leftover soup good for?
First you need to ensure it is cooled, then stored in airtight containers. I like portioning out in servings for one person first. Then refrigerate and it will last 3 to 4 days safely.
- To reheat in the microwave, transfer to a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat in 30 second increments stirring in between times until it is as warm as you’d like it to be.
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Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 bell peppers used 1 yellow, red and green, diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz, used fire roasted
- 1 can tomato paste 3 oz
- 1 can kidney beans 14.5 oz. , drained, optional
- 4 c beef broth
- 1 c white rice uncooked
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin ground
- 1-2 tsp chili powder more for extra heat
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp cajun spice optional
- 1-1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Turn pressure cooker to saute and add olive oil. Then add diced onions and bell peppers
- Cook until onions have softened and are translucent. Add ground beef (or ground sausage) and minced garlic.
- Cook until meat is no longer pink. Then turn machine off.
- Add all other ingredients EXCEPT uncooked rice. Stir together.
- Sprinkle uncooked rice on top and gently submerge into the liquid, do not stir.
- Set to high pressure 3 minutes with a 5 minute natural release for steam.
- Release remaining pressure, serve in bowls with parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top.