My Super Easy Stuffed Peppers

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Recipe: #4541

February 07, 2012

"When I was a child my friend's house always smelled so good when her mother was making this type of stuffed peppers. Although, her's was more involved as she made her sauce from scratch. When choosing suitable peppers, squat ones are better as opposed to tall ones."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (411.6 g)
  • Calories 695.3
  • Total Fat - 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 106.6 mg
  • Sodium - 320.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 114.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 61.7 g
  • Protein - 29.5 g
  • Calcium - 115.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 152.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F

Step 2

Remove tops and seed of peppers (reserve pepper-tops). Cook in boiling water for about 4-5 minutes; drain.

Step 3

Brown meat mixture in skillet.

Step 4

Add 10 ounces of marinara sauce with ground meat and rice; mix well.

Step 5

Spoon mixture into peppers. Top with pepper-tops.

Step 6

Smear butter onto bottom and sides of square baking dish.

Step 7

Add peppers with tops to baking dish and bake for 30-minutes.

Step 8

Heat remaining marinara sauce to serve over peppers.


No special items needed.

17 Reviews


Loved your stuffed peppers Acadia Too! I made them with half beef and pork also added in a yellow onion to the meet mix and some garlic powder and salt and pepper, before I topped them with the pepper tops I sprinkled some mozzarella cheese over the beef mixture, What a hit, thanks!


review by:
(6 Nov 2013)


DEEEEEEE-licious! I have to say I only used green pepper, the price of red was way to much, I also jazzed up the ground beef with some garlic powder and a yellow onion, salt and pepper, these are a delicious budget friendly meal, and next time I'll make a double recipe to freeze, thanks AcadiaToo (Made for the Billboard Game)


review by:
(17 Oct 2013)


These peppers are delicious and so easy. It didn't take long to put them together and we loved them!


review by:
(11 Apr 2013)


To me Stuffed Peppers are one of those comfort foods that you love any time of year. We have had these a couple of times recently and we love them. My mom, who hates peppers even eats them and just doesn't eat the pepper. The flavor of the meat is so delicious. These freeze well too, so we can have them later and just take them out and nuke them when we get the urge to have one.


review by:
(6 Apr 2013)


These were good but I had to add onions, garlic and onion to the meat for added flavor. They were good and I will make them again with the alterations.


review by:
(23 Mar 2013)


My kids don't eat stuffed peppers so I halved the recipe for my and my husband. I loved the simpleness of this recipe and they came out so good. We had them along with a simple salad to complete the meal. Deliciousness with each bite!


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(17 Mar 2013)

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