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Hearty Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Hearty stuffed peppers, easy to freeze or eat fresh.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, rice, stuffed peppers recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2.5 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 lb ground beef turkey, or chicken
  • 1 cup zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet peppers chopped
  • 1 cup Kielbasa or sausage of choice
  • 1 cup cheese of choice mozzarella, fontina, blend
  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  • Prepare the brown rice and set aside. You can use a Rice Cooker to make this even easier.
  • Saute the mushrooms and onions in olive oil.
  • When the onions are translucent, add the cumin, paprika, and garlic salt.
  • Add the ground beef,turkey, or chicken to the pan.
  • Add the chopped zucchini and the chopped sweet peppers.
  • When ground beef and veggies are done cooking, add in cooked rice, and Kielbasa
  • Let cool, mix in cheese of choice.
  • While the mixture is cooling wash and cut tops off 6 green bell peppers.
  • Stuff the green peppers with mixture.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • If freezing, place the peppers in your freezer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.
  • (If from frozen, thaw in fridge first)


Replace meat options with whatever your favorites are if you do not like beef or sausage. Chicken works well too!
You may want to add some salt to the inside of the green peppers before stuffing with filling.
During cooking the cheddar cheese will become very crispy. If you want a less crispy cheese cover the peppers with foil of add the cheese for the last 10 minutes of cooking.


Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 116.4mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 3.2mg