Stuffed Pepper Recipe

This stuffed pepper recipe is a hearty and filling meal that is perfect for a winter night. The peppers are stuffed with a combination of rice, ground beef, and tomato sauce, and then baked in the oven until tender. This dish is not only delicious, but it is also easy to prepare. 

How to make stuffed pepper 

Stuffed peppers are a classic summertime dish. They’re easy to make, they’re healthy, and they’re perfect for making ahead of time and eating all week long. Plus, they’re versatile – you can stuff them with just about anything you have on hand. Here’s how to make the perfect stuffed pepper:


  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cut the tops off of the peppers and remove the seeds.
  3. In a large pot, cook the rice according to package directions.
  4. In a separate pan, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat and add the beef to the cooked rice.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the beef and rice mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Stuff the peppers with the beef and rice mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a larger crowd. Serve stuffed peppers with a green salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal.

Stuffed pepper variations

Stuffed peppers are a versatile dish that can be made to suit any taste. The most common type of stuffed pepper is the green bell pepper, but almost any type of pepper can be used. The filling can also be varied to include anything from ground meat to rice and vegetables. In addition, the peppers can be baked, grilled, or even fried. As a result, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating the perfect stuffed pepper.

One of the most popular variations on the classic stuffed pepper is the Italian-style pepper. These peppers are typically filled with a mixture of ground beef, sausage, and cheese. They are then seasoned with garlic, basil, and oregano before being baked in a tomato sauce. Another popular variation is the Mexican-style pepper, which is typically filled with ground beef, beans, and cheese. These peppers are often served with salsa or sour cream on top. 

  • For a vegetarian version of this recipe, omit the ground beef and increase the amount of rice to 2 cups.
  • You can also use ground turkey or sausage in place of ground beef.
  • Try adding some chopped onions, mushrooms, or zucchini to the stuffing mixture for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Serve stuffed peppers over pasta, in a wrap, or on their own.

Stuffed pepper serving suggestions

There are many ways to enjoy stuffed peppers. One popular option is to stuff them with a rice and ground beef mixture, then bake them in the oven. Another tasty option is to fill them with a combination of cooked quinoa, black beans, and corn. For a vegetarian version, try stuffing peppers with a mix of roasted vegetables and goat cheese. No matter what you stuff them with, stuffed peppers make a delicious and satisfying meal. Serve them alongside a green salad, crusty bread, or a simple side of steamed broccoli.