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Easy Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Stuffed green peppers recipe made with a few ingredients. Inexpensive to make and pretty healthy too. Love this recipe for dinner and my kids do too.

stuffed green peppers recipe

Let me share my easy and quick stuffed green peppers recipe with you! I am all about EASY, pretty healthy, quick, and inexpensive meals. My kids even love this, and aren’t super keen on peppers. (originally published 3/16)

You can use other colors of peppers too, it’s up to you. 😉 For an easy and healthy recipe here I go with this one.

There really are very few ingredients to this one, which I love, and you can alter it according to your own taste along the way or every time you make it just adjust here and there.

We make these quite often so we have adjusted it to the point where it is perfect for us and this is the green peppers recipe I will share with you.

How to blanche peppers

The first step to this stuffed green peppers recipe to start cooking your cup of rice in your rice cooker (or however you cook your rice, I use this one and have for over 10 years – aff. link), then on to the peppers.

First thing first you cut the tops off, remove seeds, and blanch them.

This is how to blanch bell peppers easily. I know….when I first made this years ago I was like “what????”

It really is easy and it takes that bitterness out of the peppers and makes them softer as well. Just boil a pot of water, and when it boils submerge the peppers inside for about 10 min. or so.

I just do it as long as it takes me to finish making the ground beef.

Easy stuffed peppers.

While the rice and peppers are blanching, cook the ground beef and put some dehydrated onion, or diced onion, in as well as some Lawry’s or regular salt to taste.

I add mushrooms at this stage and cook all of it together browning them as well.

Cook until it is not pink anymore and put in a large bowl. Shred your cheese and set aside in a separate bowl.

Stuffed green peppers recipe

Once your rice is cooked you are ready to fill! I use a large muffin pan because the green peppers fit exactly into the holes and won’t fall over when cooking. 😉

Add your rice, ground beef, and can of tomato sauce into your large bowl and stir together.

Scoop mixture into each green pepper to about the middle, top with cheese, then put another scoop on top of that and top with cheese at the top.

Easy stuffed green pepper recipe

There is usually more mixture left than will fill 4 peppers so I fill the last 2 holes of my muffin pan with the mixture, top with cheese and it is a good meal for the next day.

Now just pop the whole pan into the oven at 350 degrees for maybe 15-20 minutes just to melt the cheese and you are ready to eat!! Here is the entire recipe to refer to now and later.

Stuffed green peppers recipe

  1. Peppers
  2. Cooked Rice
  3. Browned ground beef
  4. Cheese
  5. Onion
  6. Tomato sauce – could use spaghetti sauce
  7. Mushrooms – optional

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Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Stuffed green peppers recipe made with a few ingredients. Inexpensive to make and pretty healthy too. Love this recipe for dinner and my kids do too.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, green, peppers, stuffed
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 338kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 6 Green peppers about 1 per person basically
  • 1 cup white rice uncooked measurement, could use brown if desired
  • 1/2-3/4 lb ground beef could opt for ground turkey
  • 1 cup cheese mozzarella is what we use
  • 1 tsp dehydrated onion could use fresh diced
  • 1 can tomato sauce or 1 c. spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms optional but a great addition
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Blanch peppers (any color) in boiling water. 
  • Cook your rice while you’re doing that and brown your ground beef. When rice and ground beef are cooked mix them together with your tomato sauce, salt, and cheese. 
  • Put blanced peppers in a muffin tin so they don’t fall over and fill them with your rice mixture. 
  • Put in the oven at 350 degrees for maybe 15-20 minutes just to meld all the flavors together.
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 741mg32%
Potassium 752mg21%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1120IU22%
Vitamin C 104.2mg126%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Isabella

Monday 29th of August 2016

Tried these tonight they were so good and loved having the extra without the peppers so my son would eat it!

The Typical Mom

Monday 29th of August 2016

Yeah!! Whatever works with kids right!

Laurie V.

Wednesday 10th of August 2016

I am trying these tonight.... I'll let you know. It's 38 with the humidity, so I'm looking forward to only using the oven for 20 mins instead of an hour......also love the muffin tin idea

Justine Marie

Wednesday 10th of August 2016

Awesome, let me know what you think!!

Fran

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

I love the idea of blanching the bell peppers first! Now I can make stuffed peppers in summer time without having the oven going on for almost an hour.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Yes...totally

lindy

Saturday 12th of December 2015

I love the idea of putting peppers in muffin pan! So much easier.

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