Cheesy Stuffed Bell Peppers 2023




  • 9 Bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Minced onion
  • 2 cups Yellow rice
  • 1 can (10oz) Tomato sauce
  • 1 large can Tomato soup
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Prepare the Bell Peppers:
    • Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
    • Stand the hollowed-out peppers in a baking dish.
  3. Cook the Ground Beef and Onion:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef along with the minced onion until the meat is fully cooked and the onion is translucent.
    • Drain any excess fat.
  4. Cook the Yellow Rice:
    • Prepare the yellow rice according to the package instructions.
  5. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked ground beef and onion mixture with the cooked yellow rice.
    • Add the tomato sauce to the mixture and stir well.
  6. Stuff the Peppers:
    • Stuff each bell pepper with the beef and rice mixture, pressing it down gently to ensure they are tightly packed.
  7. Add Tomato Soup and Cheese:
    • Pour the tomato soup over and around the stuffed peppers, allowing it to seep into the gaps.
    • Generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the tops of the stuffed peppers.
  8. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Serve:
    • Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven, and let it cool for a few minutes.
    • Serve the stuffed peppers hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Cheesy Stuffed Bell Peppers! 🌶️🧀


Q: Can I use a different type of rice for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can definitely experiment with different types of rice based on your preferences. Brown rice, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice can be used as alternatives to yellow rice. Adjust the cooking times accordingly, as different grains may require different cooking times.


Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! You can prepare the stuffed peppers and store them in the refrigerator before baking. When ready to serve, simply add the tomato soup and cheese, then bake as directed. This makes it a convenient dish for meal prep or entertaining.


Q: Is it possible to make this recipe vegetarian?

A: Yes, you can easily make a vegetarian version of Cheesy Stuffed Bell Peppers by substituting the ground beef with plant-based alternatives like crumbled tofu, lentils, or textured vegetable protein (TVP). Ensure your chosen protein source is well-seasoned for flavor.


Q: Can I freeze the leftovers?

A: Yes, you can freeze the stuffed peppers for later consumption. Allow them to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. When reheating, it’s best to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake until heated through.


Q: What can I serve with Cheesy Stuffed Bell Peppers?

A: These stuffed peppers can be served on their own as a hearty main dish. However, if you’d like to complement them, consider serving with a side salad, garlic bread, or a light vegetable medley for a well-rounded meal.


Q: Can I customize the level of spiciness in this recipe?

A: Absolutely! If you prefer a spicier version, consider adding diced jalapeños, red pepper flakes, or your favorite hot sauce to the beef and rice mixture. Adjust the spice level to your liking for a personalized touch.