UN Stuffed Peppers

Christine Hadden


I love the classic version of stuffed peppers but those sometimes take more than an hour to bake. I've taken all the flavors in my favorite stuffed pepper recipes and made it, well, UN Stuffed.

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25 Min
13 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you love stuffed peppers then you'll love this deconstructed version of them. It is super easy to make and packs a lot of flavor the whole family will enjoy. We used panko bread crumbs for the topping and it added a nice crunchy texture to this lovely dish.


2 c
prepared rice
1 lb
ground beef, lean
green bell peppers; sliced
1 small
sweet onion; sliced
2 clove
garlic; minced
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
pepper, black
1 tsp
Italian seasoning
2 1/4 c
1 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make UN Stuffed Peppers


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Place ground beef in a large, oven-safe skillet, over medium-high heat. Cook until browned. Drain excess grease if needed (if beef is lean you can probably skip that step).
  • 3Add onion, peppers and garlic to ground beef and cook until onion is just beginning to soften. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • 4Stir in rice, marinara and half the cheese. Remove from heat. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  • 5In a small bowl, toss the breadcrumbs with the olive oil and then sprinkle the mixture over the top of the beef mixture.
  • 6Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
  • 7If desired, place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to get cheese all ooey gooey and browned. Enjoy! For more specifics visit foodyschmoodyblog.com/un-stuffed-pep...

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About UN Stuffed Peppers

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian