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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This is my favorite summertime supper because I can use peppers and tomatoes fresh from my garden.—Betty DeRoad, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 medium green peppers
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice


  • Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and salt in a skillet; drain. Cool slightly. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes and rice.
  • Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place in a baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 419 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • NanZim
    Jul 20, 2020

    I made these stuffed peppers with ground venison. My husband liked them so much that he grows bell peppers in his garden every year so that I can make these for him.

  • Woodsinsuffolk
    Jun 5, 2020

    Delicious, I added dirty rice mix from a box to the beef, chopped onions and worcestershire sauce and stewed tomatoes. Yum!

  • Mariann
    Sep 13, 2019

    Excellent recipe, thanks for sharing! I used orzo instead of rice and added Goya seasoning. Will definitely make again and again!

  • LorettaPKing
    Jun 28, 2018

    Delicious! We loved them!

  • gunslinger
    Jun 19, 2018

    These were very tasty! I added a little worcestershire sauce and some chili powder for added flavor. I also used salsa instead of the tomatoes.

  • cmead
    May 19, 2018

    Yummy with Italian seasoning added. If I don't have cooked rice in the frig, I quickly mix up some boxed stuffing as a substitute.

  • Jenn
    Mar 26, 2018

    Boiling the peppers just took out all of the flavor. If I were to make this again, I would grill or roast the bell peppers for SURE. And I would heavily spice the meat. It was just very bland-tasting.

  • notkwytafarm
    Mar 22, 2018

    Delish! Great way to use up peppers in bulk from Aldi!

  • Paula
    Jan 21, 2018

    Just finished making them...they look awesome!

  • AllisonO
    Apr 18, 2017

    Top-notch recipe! Other than adding some Cajun seasoning and the diced-up useable parts from the tops of the peppers that I'd cut off (I added these to the onions and meat mixture), we left the recipe as-is. This is a great way to get extra veggies into your meal.