20 Of The Best Stuffed Pepper Recipes

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Stuffed peppers are truly one of our favorite meals to make at home. We always have peppers on hand, and they taste so good when you stuff them with various fillings and spices. This is a round-up of our favorite stuffed pepper recipes for cooking at home.

These recipes are not just limited to bell peppers. In this list, you’ll find recipes to stuff other types of peppers as well. Is there any pepper that can’t be stuffed? And, there are also plenty of options for vegetarians or those who wish to cook on the lighter side.

Whether you’re preparing dinner on the grill, in the oven, or in your Instant Pot, there is a recipe on this list for you. Paired with a tasty homemade hot sauce, you can’t go wrong with any of these stuffed pepper recipes. So, let’s dig in!

1. Easy Stuffed Peppers

Easy stuffed peppers

This no-fuss recipe for stuffed peppers is one we come back to all the time. Spanish rice is combined with ground beef and pork sausage for an irresistible stuffed pepper that is easy to prepare.

2. Cheesy Stuffed Banana Peppers

stuffed banana peppers

Banana peppers are not just for pickles. They make a great pepper for stuffing as well. These cheesy stuffed banana peppers are the perfectly cheesy and satisfying. It’s a great way to use up a big harvest of banana peppers.

3. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers For Two

Vegetarian stuffed peppers for two

If you’re looking to eat a bit lighter, try these vegetarian stuffed peppers for two. Though, there is nothing wrong with doubling this recipe so you have leftovers! Stuffed with beans and rice, these peppers are a lighter alternative to the meat-filled competition. They’re also a great way to use up a harvest of bell peppers.

4. Cheesy Chiles Rellenos

These cheesy chiles rellenos are delicious poblano peppers stuffed with melty cheese. The fried egg batter gives these stuffed peppers a delicate crust. They’re perfect with rice and served with a homemade salsa roja.

5. Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa stuffed peppers

Another vegetarian option, these stuffed peppers are filled with hearty quinoa for a satisfying dish. The black beans added to these peppers make them super filling, and the cheese and tomatoes bring it all together for an irresistible flavor and texture. To level up the flavor, try topping these peppers with our homemade salsa verde.

6. Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Southwest stuffed poblano peppers

If you’re looking for recipes to use your poblano pepper harvest, this one might be your new favorite. These stuffed peppers are a bit lighter because they use ground turkey instead of beef. Stuffing our poblano peppers is one of our favorite ways to use up the harvest!

7. Tofu Stuffed Peppers With Cabbage Slaw

Tofu stuffed peppers

These Asian-inspired vegetarian stuffed peppers are one of the most unique recipes we have ever come across. Tofu, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and other flavorful ingredients all come together to make these stuffed peppers stand out from the rest. Try adding some sweet chili sauce or fruity hot sauce to make the flavor of these peppers pop.

8. Bacon Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bacon stuffed bell peppers

You really can’t go wrong with any recipe that has bacon added. These bacon stuffed bell peppers will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. These are similar to poppers, so they also make a great appetizer for a party or game. If you have small bell peppers, try using them in this savory recipe.

9. Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed pepper soup recipe

Our stuffed pepper soup recipe isn’t exactly a “stuffed pepper.” It’s more of a deconstructed soup version! We love making this soup when we want a version of stuffed peppers that is a bit easier to eat. Plus, it’s delicious and makes for amazing leftovers.

10. Greek Stuffed Peppers with Chicken and Orzo

Greek stuffed peppers

These Greek stuffed peppers are a great way to use rotisserie chicken. A classic rice and tomato sauce are paired with bright flavors for a delicious dinner you can have ready in less than an hour.

11. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Stuffed pepper casserole

If you’re looking for an easy one-pot dish for a stress-free dinner, look no further. This stuffed pepper casserole is a unique take on regular stuffed peppers. Made with turkey sausage and quinoa, it’s also a healthier alternative.

There is no need to cook the quinoa beforehand, so this recipe is truly as simple as it is delicious. If you need a simple dinner, prepare this ahead of time and cook right before serving.

12. Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco stuffed peppers

Tacos and stuffed peppers, what’s not to like? This is a fun swap for tacos and the perfect way to use our homemade taco seasoning. A dollop of sour cream or queso brings these stuffed peppers to a whole new level.

13. Best Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

Instant pot stuffed peppers

If you’re a fan of using the Instant Pot to make dinner, you’ll want to try out these Instant Pot stuffed peppers. You can make them with the ground meat of your choice, as it’s a very versatile dish. All the spices in this recipe come together in a classic stuffed pepper flavor. And, given that you’re pressure cooking, it’s a much quicker process.

14. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers On The Grill

Grilled stuffed peppers

Have you ever made stuffed peppers on the grill? If not, here’s your chance! Summertime is grill time. These grilled stuffed peppers are meatless and very simple to make.

With minimal ingredients, you can easily customize this recipe to your liking. The grill adds a whole new depth of flavor to this stuffed pepper recipe.

15. Cheese Stuffed Hungarian Wax Peppers

Cheese stuffed Hungarian wax peppers

We’re always looking for ways to use our pepper harvests, and we truly think that any pepper can be stuffed with a tasty filling. This recipe calls for Hungarian wax peppers, but you could easily substitute a similar kind, such as sweet banana peppers. The filling is very simple with ricotta, egg and Romano cheese. The end result? Flavorful, spicy, unique cheesy peppers.

16. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers With Lentils

Lentil stuffed peppers

This is another vegetarian recipe for stuffed peppers. We like this recipe because it uses lentils instead of beans or quinoa. In our experience, lentils have a nice “meaty” texture and work very well with stuffed peppers. These peppers are juicy and full of flavor, great for a side dish or a lighter main entrée.

17. Piquillo Peppers – Spanish Tuna Stuffed Peppers

Spanish style stuffed peppers

How about a Spanish-style stuffed pepper that’s entirely unique to your idea of what a stuffed pepper is? This stuffed Spanish piquillo pepper recipe used marinated peppers, which are then stuffed with creamy tuna to make a perfect side dish or lunch.

18. Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Chicken stuffed poblano peppers

This is another recipe that uses poblano peppers instead of bell peppers. Spanish-style rice and chicken come together for a flavorful meal that comes together quickly. Swap the rice out for cauliflower rice for a more carb-friendly variation.

19. Healthy Italian Stuffed Peppers

Healthy stuffed peppers

This recipe opts for turkey instead of ground beef for a healthier alternative, but feel free to use beef if you prefer. Add in Italian seasonings, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and cheese, and you’ve got a scrumptious meal in under an hour!

20. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers

These buffalo chicken stuffed peppers are a unique twist on the ground beef classic. Shredded chicken, cream cheese, and Frank’s hot sauce all come together for a satisfying dinner with a kick. If you’re a huge fan of Buffalo dip like we are, you’ll want to try the stuffed pepper version.

Making stuffed peppers is the perfect way to use up a big harvest. We love using the oven on cool fall nights to make warming recipes with our fresh peppers.

Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite stuffed pepper recipe you make on a regular basis. We love experimenting in the kitchen, and the possibilities are endless!


Crystalyn loves spicy food and getting creative in the kitchen. When she isn’t finding new ways to use hot sauce, shes very busy watching cat videos on the internet.

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