Guilt Free Stuffed Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My Italian Grandfather used to make stuffed Bell Peppers. Its hard for me to say but this recipe is better and healthier!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a sauce pan fry onions and rice for about 5 minutes or until brown.
  3. Add water and cover for about ten minutes.
  4. In a large pan fry hamburger with one tbl spoon of all seasoning (garlic, chili powder, oregano, basil, paprika, pepper).
  5. When hamburger is almost ready add tomatoe and rice.
  6. Add the rest of the seasonings (exceot garlic powder).
  7. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Gut the peppers out and dust indies with garlic powder.
  9. Layer rice mixture with cheese while stuffing bell peppers.
  10. Close with the top and place on a cooking sheet standing upwards.
  11. Bake for 45 Minutes (or longer depending how dark you want your pepper).
  12. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  13. enjoy.
Most Helpful

These were fantastic! I was cautious with the spices after reading Edana's review, but ended up full bore plus some by the time it was done. For the meat I used Organic free-range ground turkey and the paprika was some tasty sweet / smoked flavor I recently bought. All I can say is wow! We'll definitely eat this again! I was initially a little afraid that you meant use 1/2 cup "cooked rice" instead of 1/2 cup rice listed. I went with the raw rice, as I saw more liquids would be added and the rice would have plenty of time to soften. I followed your directions exactly besides the meat change noted previously and ended up with quite the delicious dinner! Thanks!

Ian Magary April 14, 2010

These were delicious. I'd never made stuffed anything before, and this was a nice easy place to start. Everything came out wonderfully--however, I only used half the spices and it was still bordering on over-seasoned. One tablespoon of each (perhaps a little more for the basil and oregano) was plenty. I expected these to be a lot heavier and more filling, but they were perfect--one stuffed pepper made a great meal. I'll definitely be making them again, thanks for the recipe! //EDIT--I've featured this recipe on my cooking blog. You can find it here: Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Edana January 29, 2010