Stuffed Bell Peppers With an Italian Flair

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are really tasty,hardy, and great for a green pepper lover. I also add pieces of the green pepper tops when I'm browning the meat. These are great with some crusty Italian bread, and very filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare rice according to directions; meanwhile, brown beef and onion until pan juices have evaporated.
  2. Remove to a large bowl.
  3. To meat add salt, oregano, pepper, rice, and 2 cups of spaghetti sauce.
  4. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds and dry pulp.
  5. Stuff the peppers with the meat mixture and arrange in a baking pan or electric frying pan.
  6. Add remaining sauce and water to the pan.
  7. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese and heat till cheese melts, about 3 minutes.


Most Helpful

Halved the recipe as there were just two of us. Very tasty and a nice change from the traditional stuffed peppers. DH elected to have his over pasta and will take leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Indiana Debbie November 09, 2003

First, I par boiled the peppers for 3 minutes. Then I browned 70 percent ground turkey/30 beef, with minced garlic, chopped onion, basil, oregano and chopped up the pepper tops. Added the cooked rice(I used brown) then my own tomato sauce and a little fresh grated parmesan cheese. Stuffed the peppers and baked them for 50ish minutes. They were delicious and easy to make!

Antifreesz September 28, 2009

I was looking for a stuffed peppers recipe that used spaghetti sauce, and this is the one I chose. I added whole kernal corn to the mixture. I also stuffed the peppers, put them in a West Bend slow cooker, and topped them with extra sauce, then cooked them on low for 6 hours instead of putting the rest of the sauce around them and baking them. They were delicious! Thanks for posting a delicious, easy, and versatile stuffed pepper recipe!

ColCadsMom September 03, 2007

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