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Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Author Carrie Hill


  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion minced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper minced - use the pieces you slice off, below.
  • 1 C cooked rice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 large bell peppers washed & laid on side, tip 1/4 sliced off (save) and seeds and membranes cleaned
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 2-3 C. shredded mozarella cheese


  1. In a large skillet crumble & brown the Italian sausage and ground beef together. When they are about 1/2 way cooked, add in the onion, garlic and bell pepper.
  2. Continue to saute until everything is well cooked.
  3. Add rice to the meat mixture and heat through.
  4. In your baking dish, pour about 1/2 to 3/4 cup pasta sauce in the bottom and shake it around to coat.
  5. Add about 3 Tbsp. of pasta sauce to the meat and rice mixture to help it stick together.
  6. Once the stuffing is heated through, spoon the filling into the peppers and pack it nicely.
  7. Place the stuffed peppers over the pasta sauce in the baking dish
  8. Take the rest of the pasta sauce and spoon it over the peppers
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes until the peppers are nearly all the way soft when a sharp knife is inserted in the side
  10. Cover the peppers with the cheese
  11. Put it back in the oven for 10 minutes
  12. Yum