Cheesy stuffed bell peppers in a baking dish.
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Stuffed Peppers

A delicious healthy meal made by stuffing bell peppers with a mixture of meat, rice, and veggies simmered in a tomato sauce. Top with cheese for a family favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed peppers
Servings: 6 peppers
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Michelle Miller


  • 3 bell peppers any color
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup celery cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 pound ground turkey or chicken or beef
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1 cup kale chopped
  • 1/2 cup olives chopped
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes 15 ounce each
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese


  • Slice and deseed peppers, and place in a baking tray.
  • Bake in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven for 15 minutes at 425º F. If using a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 425º F and bake the peppers for 22 minutes.
  • Prepare the stuffing by first adding olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Saute minced onions, garlic and celery for about 10 minutes until softened. Add the spices and salt, and then the ground meat. Break up the meat as it cooks, and simmer until the meat has evenly browned.
  • Add the tomato sauce, olives, and kale, and allow to simmer together for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the stuffing to each pepper halve. Top each stuffed pepper with a slice of cheddar cheese.
  • Return to the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven to Bake/Reheat at 425º F for 15 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the cheddar is melted.
  • If baking in a conventional oven, return to oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • If making these in advance, stuff the peppers and top with cheddar, and then wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Since the mixture will be cold, up the baking time by 5 minutes in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, or 8-10 minutes in a conventional oven.



Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3695IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 3.7mg