Stuffed Peppers
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5 from 2 votes

Stuffed Peppers

A fun meal for Halloween!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday, Kid Friendly
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers green or color of choice
  • 2 TB chopped onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice riced cauliflower can be substituted
  • 8 oz tomato sauce double if you like it very tomato-y
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese mozzarella or Italian blend
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Cut top off each pepper and remove seeds and membranes (Retain tops if making Jack O’ Lanterns).
  • Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Immerse peppers in the water and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove and drain.
  • In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in rice, garlic powder, and tomato sauce and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • If making Jack O’ Lanterns, carefully cut faces into the cooled peppers and stand them upright in a baking dish. If needed, cut a very thin slice off the bottom of the peppers to help them stay upright. Otherwise, just lean them against each other.
  • Add shredded cheese to the cooled filling and mix to distribute.
  • Spoon the filling into the peppers.
  • Cover the baking dish (use foil if a cover is not availabland bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for 15 additional minutes or until the peppers are tender. Sprinkle the tops with a little more cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4113IU | Vitamin C: 156mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 4mg