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A stuffed pepper casserole, often known as an “unstuffed pepper casserole,” is a simple one-pot dish.

This dish combines the components of traditional stuffed peppers, including rice, ground meat, and tomato sauce, into a single skillet for an excellent weeknight supper.

This recipe is a simple family favorite that tastes like a hearty stuffed pepper soup!

Making a Stuffed Pepper Casserole Recipe

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Food: Stuffed Pepper Casserole (Source: Serious Eats)

It’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3 to make this vibrant meal, which combines red, yellow, and green bell peppers.

  1. Drain the fat after browning the ground beef, onion, and garlic in a sizable skillet.
  2. Bring the remaining ingredients to a boil before adding (see recipe below).
  3. Once the rice is tender, lower the heat and cover the pot.

When the casserole is done, sprinkle cheese on top, put the cover back on, and let the cheese melt. Serve!

Different Versions of This Casserole

  • Low Carb: To make a low-carb entrée, replace the rice with cauliflower rice.
  • Meat: Use ground chicken, turkey, or even sausage in place of ground beef.
  • Italian seasoning is used in this dish, but you can substitute your preferred seasoning or even omit it and use taco seasoning instead.
  • Peppers: For this dish, any color combination is OK.
  • Veggies: You can add your preferred vegetables to this dish, such as diced zucchini and sliced mushrooms.

Serving Suggestions

With protein, vegetables, and starch all in one dish, this incredible recipe is wonderful as is! Serve this dish with garlic bread or dinner rolls.

Add a cup or two of tossed greens along with a caesar salad or a light vinaigrette.

To Freeze

This casserole recipe freezes well as most casserole recipes do.

  • Make sure it has completely cooled before putting it in zipped bags or an airtight container to freeze. Date your container accurately.
  • Place frozen food in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for about two hours to defrost.
  • Place in the microwave or on the stovetop to reheat, then add a few more dashes of salt and pepper to revive the flavors. Enjoy!

Pepper Stuffed Casserole

If your day is extremely busy, you could even make this simple one-pan casserole in a slow cooker!

20 minutes preparation

25 minutes for cooking

period: 45 minutes

servings: Six portions

Ingredients for Stuffed Pepper Casserole

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-2 ¼ cups bell pepper red, green, and/or yellow, diced
  • 14 ½ ounces tomatoes diced, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup basmati rice uncooked
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions for Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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Food: Stuffed Pepper Casserole (Source: Serious Eats)
  1. Until no pink is visible, brown meat with onion and garlic. Eliminate extra fat.
  2. Rice, peppers, seasonings, beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste should all be added.
  3. The mixture should be brought to a boil before being covered and simmered. Cook the rice for 25 minutes or until it is soft. (If necessary, add more beef broth.)
  4. When the rice is tender, sprinkle cheese over top and place a lid over it to melt it. Broil for 2-3 minutes, if desired.

Nutrition information

Calories: 309 | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2809IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 4mg