Classic Stuffed Peppers are bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and spices. A timeless meal ready in 30 minutes and easily made ahead. #stuffedpeppers #stuffedbellpeppers www.savoryexperiments.com

Classic Stuffed Peppers

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stuffed bell peppers, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 381 kcal
Classic Stuffed Peppers are bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and spices. A timeless meal ready in 30 minutes and easily made ahead.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 cup rice , cooked
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 bell peppers
  • ¼ cup white cheddar cheese , finely shredded
  • parsley , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain well, set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add butter, onion and garlic, sauté until soft, approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl combine drained ground beef, cooked rice, onion and garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and ground black pepper. Toss to combine.
  5. Cut the tops of each bell pepper, removing all seeds and membranes.
  6. Place in a baking or casserole dish. Fill with ground beef mixture.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until peppers start to soften. Remove and top with shredded cheddar cheese, return to oven until cheese has melted.
  8. Remove, garnish with parsley, and serve.
  9. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

For variations on the classic stuffed peppers recipe, add 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce, change up the type of cheese or add sauteed squash. You can also use fresh herbs like dill, thyme, rosemary or flat parsley. 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 499mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 76.9%
Vitamin C 184.7%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.