Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

You all know I love meals that are quick and easy as well as a crowd pleaser. Today I am sharing a fabulous one with you. And my picky eaters may just eat the insides but I hope eventually they will eat the peppers too 🙂 



  • 6 bell peppers, tops cut away and seeds removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large pot of boiling water, parboil the peppers for 3 minutes. Remove and let dry on paper towels.

3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef, onions and chopped bell peppers. Cook for 3 minutes, and add garlic, parsley, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the meat is browned, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon to break up the lumps. Add the rice and tomato sauce and stir well. Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning, to taste.


4. Pour enough water into a baking dish to just cover the bottom, about 1/8-inch deep. Stuff the bell peppers with the mixture and place in the baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


The end result is a tasty colourful combination. Great for date night or a big family meal. My mother made a similar variation to this and it was really good. Hope you enjoy it as well! 



  1. massholemommy says

    These sound so good. When I was a kid my mother always made us stuffed peppers for dinner. Now that I have my own family, none of them will touch them. It makes me sad because they are SO good!

  2. Amber Nelson says

    Those look so good. I would love to try these!
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  3. ladymarielle says

    Looks delicious! My hubby loves stuffed peppers! Will have to use your recipe to make some for him soon!
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  4. ericabuteau says

    Your pictures are so bright and clear! These look absolutely delicious! I love stuffed peppers although I don't make them very often. We also enjoy stuffed cabbage- which is interesting because I don't eat cabbage normally. In fact, when I make corned beef and cabbage I skip the cabbage but refuse to cook my corned beef without it. It gives it the perfect flavor!

  5. That looks amazing! I always thought adding sliced peppers into the mix would make the pepper flavor overwhelming, but I will definitely have to try it that way. It has been one of my favorite meals lately! I will have to try out your recipe, thanks!
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  6. The New Classy says

    I just love stuffed peppers but no one in my house likes them but me. Perhaps they would like them Italian style. 🙂

  7. I haven’t made stuffed peppers in a long time. We’re way overdue and these look delicious.

  8. Looks so easy! Can't wait for peppers to come in season around here – I refuse to pay $2/each.
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  9. Those look amazing!. My Hubs also likes it when I stuff the hot peppers, now those… I can't eat that hot stuff.
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  10. I am such a picky eater! I do not like peppers. My parents and some of my siblings love stuffed peppers. I just am not a fan of the texture or taste.

  11. This looks like a fabulous recipe. I would probably replace the beef with ground turkey though.
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  12. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  13. mmmm….stuffed peppers is a favorite around here. Looks delicious!

  14. These look so freaking good and anything with cheese looks amazing to me.

  15. Oh these look delicious – I don't think I've ever had stuffed peppers before, perhaps it is something I need to try. x

  16. I love stuffed peppers! They are so yummy. It's easy and quick yet filling
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  17. I love stuffed peppers and this recipe looks very simple and easy to make. I think my family would like this for a change of pace one night this week.
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  18. Thoughts from Her says

    Yum, those look delicious. I honestly don't think I've ever had a stuffed pepper before. These look pretty easy to make so I just might try them one day!
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  19. This is very similar to the way my mother in law used to make hers. Hubby loved them!
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  20. I love peppers and this recipe looks so good. Thank you!
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  21. Ashley Gill says

    I've never had stuffed peppers. I was just telling my friend a few days ago that I should change that! I might try my hand at this recipe!

  22. I love stuffed peppers, I wish my family only loved them as much as I do!

  23. DARLENE W says

    For a sweeter stuffed pepper use red, yellow or orange peppers. They are sweeter than the green

  24. Robert Wise says

    This looks really tasty. I was looking for a stuffed pepper recipe to try. I made them once before and can't find the recipe. Thank you


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