Best Ever Cheddar Stuffed Bell Peppers

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Donnakay

I've been using this recipe for the last three years and my family loves it. The original recipe calls for green peppers but if red, yellow or orange peppers are affordable in your area I highly recomend them. I live in Germany and the peppers here are pretty cheap. I guess when I go back to the states I'll just have to have a garden. I got this recipe from the Attapulgus United Methodist Church Historical Cookbook 2000. Credit goes to a Ms. Doris Cameron. Hope y'all enjoy!

Top Review by Jemmadky

Great recipe. These peppers are so flavorful! My husband thought they were so good he took them for lunch the next day. I even had some left over meat filling which I ate for lunch...which is a big deal because I am not a big meat person! I had never used fresh garlic before, but it really made this dish, and the only thing I changed was I lightly sprayed the bottom of my pans with cooking oil because I have a tendency to get messy with cheese. Execellent flavor and very simple recipe to follow! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise.
  2. Remove stem, seed and membrane.
  3. Wash well.
  4. Cook in boiling salted water 5 minutes and drain.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Brown ground beef and drain off fat.
  7. Add mushrooms, zucchini, onion, garlic, salt and basil to the ground beef.
  8. Cook until vegtables are tender, stirring often.
  9. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  10. Stir in rice and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  11. Lightly stuff the pepper halves with mixture.
  12. Place cut side up in a shallow baking dish.
  13. Spoon tomato sauce over the peppers.
  14. Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  15. Uncover: add remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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