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Stuffed Bell Peppers

A quick, filling, and tasty dinner
Prep Time29 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppers, quick meals
Servings: 4


  • 4 Bell Peppers green , red of your choice
  • 1 pound Ground veal, ground turkey or ground beef really your choice
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 shallots finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Wild rice cooked, (I use boil in a bag and use 1 bag)
  • ½ cup Julienned carrots
  • ½ cup Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups Loosely packed cups of fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon Smoke Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut tops off of bell peppers and rinse and clean out the insides. Boil water in a large pot with a pinch of salt, drop bell pepper shells in and submerge to cook for 1 minute(basically blanching the bell peppers), take out of water with tongs, careful to not burn yourself and set out to dry out.
  • Brown your meat and set aside. Saute in a tablespoon of olive oil, shallots until softened, add garlic for one minute then carrots, tomatoes and peas for three minutes and then add meat back to heat. Once heated add spinach and toss to wilt slightly. Salt and pepper to taste. Stuff pepper shells with the meat mixture and bake in oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Take out and top with fresh parmesan cheese and heat until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
  • Note you can place foil around the base to keep pepper shell upright or instead of cutting off top you can slice pepper shell from top to bottom like a boat and fill that way. I have also used a muffin pan to put the bell peppers in while cooking. This worked great!


You can add any of your favorites into the stuffing, some times I use black beans, other times I use rice and green peas.  The beauty of these stuffed bell peppers is that you make them your own.  Use what you have on hand.  The meat can be ground beef, veal, chicken, turkey or whatever you like.  There is no set list of ingredients for this dish.