Stuffed Pepper Recipes: 17 Hearty Dinners You'll Make Again and Again

Farro-Stuffed Peppers
Photo: Andy Lyons

Peppers can be chopped, diced, roasted—or our personal favorite: stuffed. Create a delicious healthy dinner with one of these amazing stuffed pepper recipes. Our meaty and vegetarian stuffed peppers featuring global spices, seafood, and hearty whole grains will leave you satisfied. We've also included convenient cooking methods including air fryer and slow cooker stuffed pepper recipes.

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Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers
Andy Lyons

Consider these hearty grilled stuffed peppers for a nice change to the cookout menu. Shrimp, chicken, sausage, and veggies are combined in perfectly roasted peppers off the grill. A drizzle of Alfredo sauce is a winning finishing touch.

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Farro-Stuffed Peppers

Farro-Stuffed Peppers
Andy Lyons

Looking to make stuffed peppers without rice? Try using farro, a healthy ancient whole grain that adds protein, fiber, and iron to this vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe. Curry powder turns fresh sweet corn and summer squash into an extra-flavorful filling. Fontina cheese adds a nice buttery flavor.

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Chicken Andouille-Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Green Beans

Chicken Andouille-Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Green Beans
Jason Donnelly

Chicken andouille sausage, brown rice, and Cajun seasoning combine to make the perfect stuffed pepper filling. With some green beans tossed on the same sheet pan, you'll also get an entire quick and healthy meal ready in less than an hour.

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Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Sausage & Corn

Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Sausage and Corn
Andy Lyons

Bell peppers aren't the only veggie that can be stuffed—any kind of pepper works. Here we have tasty stuffed poblano peppers. Green pepper, serrano chile pepper, and diced pimiento (plus extra spices) bring extra heat. Farro, celery, and sweet corn tone it down while tying the dish together.

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Paleo Broccoli Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Paleo Broccoli Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Andy Lyons

This stuffed pepper recipe is great for anyone following a Paleo diet, but everyone is bound to love it. Bell peppers are filled with ground turkey mixed with riced broccoli or cauliflower. Bold seasonings such as cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and a hint of cayenne make the stuffed peppers stand out.

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Vegetarian Barley-Stuffed Peppers

vegetarian barley-stuffed peppers
Jason Donnelly

Mushrooms just found their happy place in these vegetarian stuffed peppers. Rosemary, basil, barley, and mozzarella dress up the dish. It's a perfect way to add more whole grains to your menu.

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Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach
Karla Conrad

Quinoa is a great alternative for rice in this filling stuffed pepper recipe. Add some barley, three veggies (onion, spinach, mushrooms), and extra cheese for an easy, delicious vegetarian stuffed pepper. You seriously won't miss the meat!

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Lentil- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Lentil- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Blaine Moats

Opt for these slow cooker stuffed peppers when it's too hot to turn on the oven. Lentils and brown rice meet up with brown sugar and yellow mustard for an unexpected, satisfying vegan stuffed pepper recipe.

Test Kitchen Tip: If you prefer more tender peppers, cook bell pepper halves in a large amount of boiling water for about three minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and stuff according to recipe.

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Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Blaine Moats

Tomato sauce, chili gravy, and Monterey Jack amp up the taste of the bean-and-rice filling for bell peppers before going into the slow cooker. That's right, only five ingredients are required for these vegetarian stuffed peppers.

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Taco-Stuffed Peppers

Taco-Stuffed Peppers
Matthew Clark

"Taco about" a great idea! This food mash-up featuring ground beef, salsa, beans, and veggies will likely become one of your weekly meal staples. With glowing reviews from BH&G readers, this might be one of our best stuffed pepper recipes.

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Fast or Slow Crab Stuffed Peppers

Crab Stuffed Peppers on plate
Jason Donnelly

Fast or slow means you can make these incredible stuffed peppers in your slow cooker or pressure cooker. Cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and old bay seasoning give flaky crab a rich flavor. Serve with extra lemon wedges for a zesty punch.

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Turkey Stuffed Air-Fried Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Air-Fried Peppers
Caitlin Bensel

Put your favorite countertop appliance to good use with these tasty air-fryer stuffed peppers. Red bell peppers get a delicious blend of ground turkey, brown rice, and low-sodium marinara for a lighter take on the comfort food classic.

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