Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Leah Hall
Easy weeknight meal with these versatile Italian stuffed peppers.
If you want a quick, easy meal, and if you have some fresh bell peppers laying around waiting to be used, we have the meal for you! This 30 minute meal can easily be adapted to fit your mood, be it Italian (as pictured). Also, you can go Mexican taco or twist it up and make a Philly steak pepper!
We love to go Italian style stuffed peppers in the summer, especially when our garden is cranking out fresh green peppers, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh basil!
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These cheesy stuffed Italian peppers is one of the meals we like to make with our kids. We let them fill the peppers and cover the peppers with cheese and the occasional extra cherry tomato. While this can lead to some interesting moments in the kitchen, it is a great way to get the kids involved with cooking and maybe get them interested in eating their veggies!
Ingredients Needed for the Stuffed Italian Peppers?
- Bell peppers
- Ground Beef
- Green pepper
- Tomato Sauce
- Parmesan Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
We like to keep the peppers a little bit more crisp by not parboiling them, which allows for a better crunch and a better bit of pepper flavor. Finishing it up with a toasted layer of melted cheese and fresh strips of basil makes for a great meal!
Enjoy these stuffed peppers!
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An easy 30 minute weeknight dinner idea. Stuffed peppers for the win! These are Italian stuffed peppers without rice.
Italian Stuffed Peppers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
- 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise, with seeds and tops removed, parboil if desired
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese, plus 1/2 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or Romano)
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Brown ground beef, add in onions, peppers and tomatoes. Cook veggies until they soften slightly.
Add in spices and tomato sauce until slightly cooked down.
Add in 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and mix in pan.
Take off of heat, arrange halved bell peppers in an 8x11 or 9x13 pan.
You can parboil the peppers if you would like, but we like the added crunch of the raw pepper.
Add meat mixture to bell peppers, top with shredded cheese, and top that with Parmesan.
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 8.1gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 4.9gProtein: 21.6g
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