The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Something you may not know about me is that I absolutely adore a pepper. Raw, cooked, marinated, bathed: each and every one of them is a magical gift from Earth. I’ll bite into a raw like an apple any day of the week. But my most beloved bell pepper? That, my friends, is the stuffed pepper. This is why I rounded up some of the best stuffed pepper recipes that I could find.

There is simply nothing better than stuffing a bell pepper full of delicious ingredients. They are the ideal container for any flavor you may want. And the best of all? They are incredibly delicious. I’ve included all kinds of tasty recipes, including meat-based, vegetarian, carb-free, and ketogenic options. In this way, everyone can enjoy these delicious dishes regardless of dietary restrictions.

Before moving on, one thing I will recommend as a bell pepper expert is not stuffing the peppers while they are raw. They can take a long time to cook, and the last thing you want is a tough, chewy bell pepper. Give it a chance to soften and caramelize a bit so that the natural sweetness comes out and is easier to eat and digest. After about 20 minutes in the oven alone, it’s ready to fill and pop again.

Read on for the 16 best stuffed pepper recipes:

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Vegetarian

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: This vegan dish is a delicious alternative to the many meat-stuffed stuffed pepper recipes that you often see. They’re easy to put together (especially if you’re using pre-cooked rice and lentils), and they’re incredibly versatile. Feel free to swap in quinoa or chickpeas depending on what’s on hand. Don’t you love an adaptable recipe?

Hero ingredient: The tomato sauce gives it a special touch.

Get the recipe here.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: These bell peppers are just as delicious as fried samosa, but they’re lighter and make weeknight dinner easier. The filling is simple and the flavor of the potatoes combines perfectly with the sweet charcoal of the bell peppers. All you need is a dash of lime juice and a dash of honey and you have magic in your hands.

Hero ingredient: Chutney makes it all happen.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Essentially, Mexican stuffed peppers are a burrito bowl with an edible container, which is the ideal food situation if you ask me. It’s a hearty, hearty, hearty, and incredibly delicious way to satisfy those Mexican cravings without loading up on tortillas. All you need is 10 ingredients!

Hero ingredient: The avocado is optional, but it really helps the whole plate level up.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: You don’t usually see Greek flavors in most stuffed pepper recipes. This one is simple, quick, easy, and delicious. After roasting the peppers in a little olive oil, garlic, and fresh oregano, they are ready to fill. The addition of orzo, feta, olives, and balsamic is almost too good to be true.

Hero ingredient: Top them with sweet cherry tomatoes in olive oil, lemon, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes for a hint of bright flavor.

Get the recipe here.

Chicken

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Get ready for a flavor bomb. Macaroni and cheese, spicy Italian chicken meatballs, and a stuffed bell pepper in one? What have we done to deserve this! It’s a cheesy, decadent, spicy, and absolutely delicious take on a classic. You will not be able to get enough.

Hero ingredient: Ritz Crushed Butter Cookies are used for topping, because why not?

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: These stuffed peppers dance to the beat of their own drum – they’re roasted, not baked! They’re packed with bright, fresh, smoky Mediterranean flavors, packed with nutritious ingredients, protein, and couldn’t be easier to make. Best of all, you don’t have to turn the oven on on a hot summer day to enjoy it.

Hero ingredient: The spicy lemon juice brings out the flavors.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: This unique and creative dish from Foodie Crush could be described as chicken and mushroom soup in a bell pepper, but it is much more than that. Filled to the brim with delicious ingredients, it’s a delicious, easy-to-make dinner that’s packed with healthy vitamins and minerals.

Hero ingredient: Go crazy with mushrooms, this is not for the faint of heart.

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Turkey

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: It’s a protein-packed, veggie-packed dinner that’s bursting with flavor. Spiralized zucchini takes the place of rice, for a quick and super healthy all-in-one meal that everyone is sure to love. It’s a nifty way to load up on veggies and not feel like you’re eating a salad.

Hero ingredient: The spiralized zucchini is the unexpected winner here.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Keep things simple and healthy with this ground turkey meal, packed with veggies and low carb cheese. It’s easy to make, tastes like a dream, and can be made quickly on a busy week night with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Sometimes a simple, filling and healthy meal is exactly what the body needs.

Hero ingredient: Pepper Jack cheese adds a flavorful touch.

Get the recipe here.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: There is nothing more inviting than these robust, delicious and tender stuffed peppers. The chewy grains mixed with juicy turkey, fresh veggies, and the salty flavor of the olive tapenade and feta cheese are to die for. It is essential to try it if you are a lover of bell peppers.

Hero ingredient: The olive tapenade makes them delicious.

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Meat

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: More Mexican stuffed peppers, but this time starring beef! It could also be in the south, what more could you ask for? This dinner has all that Mexican swagger and bold flavor bursts that hit the spot every time, without loading you up with tons of carbs. It’s a classic for a reason.

Hero ingredient: Choose your favorite fancy sauce to enhance the flavor.

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Pork

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: It is a unique and perfectly balanced combination of flavors thanks to the bananas, the red pepper, the carnitas and the citrus mojo sauce. You can prep and prepare them in bulk to freeze in the future or eat right away. It’s a complete, filling, and satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor in every bite.

Hero ingredient: Bananas are an unexpected touch and couldn’t be more delicious.

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Keto

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Fancy a Philly cheese steak but can’t make it to Brother Love City? Take a look at these Low Carb, Easy Keto, Low Carb Stuffed Peppers. They’re made with sirloin (fancy!) Instead of ground beef, which adds more flavor and makes it even more meaty.

Hero ingredient: The mozzarella keeps coming.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: This low carb twist on a classic dish is loaded with flavor, nutritious ingredients, and couldn’t be easier to make. Using cauliflower rice instead of regular rice makes this recipe ketogenic, it is almost identical in texture to rice but is carbohydrate free. Even if you are not on a keto diet, you are going to love this tasty and cheesy meal.

Hero ingredient: Cauliflower rice is packed with nutrients, texture, flavor, and is very satisfying.

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low carb

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Whether you’re having breakfast for dinner or just need to add some veggies to your brunch, these delicious stuffed peppers steal the whole show. The peppers act as the perfect container for the sweet potato hash mixture, cheese, marinara and eggs.

Hero ingredient: You slap on anything and it’s instantly better.

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The 16 best stuffed pepper recipes for every occasion

Why we love it: Once again, cauliflower steals the show with these delicious, easy, salty, healthy, vegetarian, protein-packed, and fiber-packed stuffed peppers. They are completely plant-based and gluten-free and so delicious. They are sure to be a filling and tasty dinner that will please the crowd.

Hero ingredient: Beans! I can never get enough.

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