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Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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

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)

  • 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.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

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!!

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

how to blanch bell peppers

Instead of leaving them whole like you normally do when making this kind of dish, the bell peppers will be diced. The smaller they are the more tender they’ll get.

You don’t want them to become mush though so I’d leave them about this size. A bit of texture is always good, even if it is an Instant Pot soup recipe.

bell peppers and onions

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.

Is pepper soup healthy?

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.

What is pepper soup spice made of?

There is actually a version that has really bold flavors. It originated in Africa.

You can choose to add pepper soup spices 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

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.

Stuffed pepper soup Instant Pot

  1. Ground beef
    1. spicy ground sausage is even better
    2. or use lean ground turkey if you want
  2. Bell peppers
  3. Onion
  4. Diced tomatoes
  5. Tomato paste
  6. Beef broth
  7. Uncooked white rice
    1. timing would vary greatly for brown rice, I haven’t tested that yet
  8. Lots of seasonings
  9. 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 unstuffed pepper soup

Here’s a quick step by step. You can print recipe card at the very bottom though with ingredient amounts listed too.

Time needed: 12 minutes.

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

  1. Saute

    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.

  2. Add ingredients

    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.

  3. Cook

    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.

unStuffed Pepper Soup

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 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 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.

instant pot stuffed pepper casserole

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

Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup can be made with ground beef or sausage and is full of flavor! Try this unstuffed pepper soup tonight.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 286kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 812mg35%
Potassium 688mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2089IU42%
Vitamin C 67mg81%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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