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Easy Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

These easy Instant Pot stuffed peppers will be your favorite pressure cooker meal! Green peppers stuffed with cheesy ground beef and rice they're packed with flavor and will bring you back to your childhood! The old fashioned recipe you remember is much quicker in your pressure cooker now! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, instant pot, pressure cooker, stuffed peppers
Servings: 8
Calories: 265kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 8 bell peppers (if making 4 just half the ingredients below for the filling)
  • 1/2 lb ground beef or spicy ground sausage is even better
  • 2 c uncooked minute rice
  • 2 c water to cook your minute rice
  • 1 1/2 c spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 c onion diced
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  • Add a bit of olive oil. Turn your Instant Pot to saute, normal, and add your ground beef and onions.
  • Make your minute rice on the stove or in the microwave. Cook until meat is no longer pink and onions soften.
  • Pour into your pot the spaghetti sauce and cooked rice, stir.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and remove pot. Empty contents into separate bowl and wash your pot.
  • Return pot into your Instant Pot and pour in 1 1/2 c. water.
  • Open your vegetable steamer basket and lower it into your Instant Pot.
  • Cut tops off your bell peppers and remove seeds inside.
  • Place 4 bell peppers into your steamer basket so they fit snuggly.
  • Put a bit of mozzarella cheese into the inside, bottom, of each bell pepper.
  • Spoon rice and ground beef mixture into peppers until each one is filled almost to the top.
  • Put another bit of mozzarella cheese on the very top of each pepper on top of the rice mixture.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to manual, pressure, high, for 10 minutes.
  • When done do a quick release.
  • Use central ring hook to lift vegetable steamer out of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4375IU | Vitamin C: 161.4mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3.8mg