Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Stacey Lawson


My mom always made stuffed geen peppers and we loved them, but I wanted something different. I tweaked and put together a couple different ideas I had seen. This is what I came up with. They were very delicious and filling.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr


  • 6
    sweet bell peppers: red and yellow
  • 1 lb
    orzo pasta
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 28 oz
    italian stewed tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1
    zucchini, grated
  • 1
    yellow squash, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Orzo Stuffed Peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pour tomatoes in bowl and break into small pieces.
  3. Add zucchini, squash, basil, cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring chicken broth to a boil and cook orzo in chicken broth for about 5 minutes. You are only partially cooking the orzo.
  5. Add orzo to bowl with the vegetables and cheese. Mix well.
  6. Pour warm chicken broth into a baking dish, about a three quart dish, you want peppers to be snug together in the dish so you may want try to fit them in before adding the broth.
  7. Cut off tops of peppers and clean out seeds and ribs. Place peppers in baking dish with chicken broth
  8. Fill peppers with orzo mixture, cover with foil and bake for 45 mintues in a 400 degree oven.
  9. After the 45 mintues remove foil and cover tops of each pepper with more grated parmesan cheese, enough to make a nice crust. Bake for 15 more minutes.
  10. Remove from over and enjoy your peppers with a salad.

Printable Recipe Card

About Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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