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Amazing stuffed peppers recipe

The Best Stuffed Peppers Recipe!

Last week, I was on the hunt for the perfect stuffed peppers recipe.

My main problem with most stuffed peppers recipes that I came across is that the peppers were usually swimming in red sauce, which is not really my cup of tea.

If you love beef, sausage, rice and cheese, you’ll love my amazing stuffed peppers recipe. Don’t believe me? Keep reading!

The BEST Stuffed Peppers Recipe Ever!

My amazing stuffed peppers recipes includes all of my personal favorite ingredients. In an effort to figure out whether I wanted to include ground beef or sausage, I finally decided… why not both?

Using both ground beef and sweet Italian sausage gave these peppers the best flavor.

Again, I didn’t want to drown my peppers in tomato sauce, but I did want some tomatoes in the recipe so I used a can of Mild Rotel. You could use original if you like a little extra heat.

The Best Stuffed Peppers Recipe!

This stuffed peppers recipe was a huge hit with everyone in my family, and they even tasted delicious re-heated the day after!

I hope you love this stuffed peppers recipe as much as my family did — enjoy!


Yield: 6 peppers

Amazing stuffed peppers

Savory beef and sausage stuffed peppers, topped with delicious melted cheddar cheese.


1/2 lb ground sausage (I used sweet Italian)
1/2 lb ground beef
6 Large peppers (I used red, yellow and orange but green is fine too)
1 Clove garlic
1 Onion, chopped
1 Cup cooked rice
1 Can mild Rotel
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp pepper
Olive oil


1. In a large skillet, brown sausage, beef, garlic, and onion in oil.
2. Add the chopped parsley and cooked rice.
3. Stir in Ro-tel and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese (it will melt, it doesn't matter).
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Cut off the tops of peppers, and trim the bottom so they sit flat in your dish.
6. Chop scrap pepper tops and add to filling (optional, but I did it).
7. Place peppers in baking dish and stuff until full.
8. Drizzle peppers with olive oil.
9. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and take off the foil. Use remaining shredded cheese to top peppers, bake uncovered another 15 minutes.


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  1. October 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Those look super yummy!

  2. October 25, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Um, yum!!

  3. October 25, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    They sound absolutely delicious Crissy!

  4. October 25, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    These look sooo good!!

  5. October 25, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I dont like a lot of sauce in mine either. I like rotel, spanish rice and a combination beef/pork with loads of cheddar on top. Okay, now I am hungry!

  6. October 25, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    I’m not a big fan of stuffed peppers, but these look absolutely delicious. Maybe I’ll give them another try!

  7. October 25, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    This really does look great! I love stuffed peppers but haven’t made them in a very long time. I’m feeling inspired now!

  8. October 25, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    It looks delicious! I will try this recipe soon. Thanks for sahring

  9. October 25, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I’d love to try this, but I don’t think my family would join me. I admire your influence and introduction to diversifying the family plate! Some things I just can’t get away with!

  10. October 25, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Those look amazingly good!

  11. October 25, 2012 @ 10:59 am
    Jackie Preas

    I’m going to make these…looks so good!!!Thanks for sharing :)

  12. October 25, 2012 @ 11:30 am
    Betty Baez

    oh my!!! you are going to make my hubby happy (wait a minute i am ;) when i make this) he’s been dying for me to make stuffed peppers but i havent made them for him because i dont like the saucy ones but this looks and sounds soo good!!! im going to make it next week for sure!

  13. October 26, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Those look yummy. I like red sauce but I dislike that some are so fancy I don’t think my kids will go near them. Pinned for later!

  14. October 31, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    I made these this past weekend & I must say they are so good!

  15. November 30, 2012 @ 10:50 am
    Jessica Cummins

    Totally making these for dinner tonight!

  16. December 5, 2012 @ 1:39 pm
    Ashley N.

    I will be making this recipe tonight for dinner, they will love it!

  17. December 14, 2012 @ 11:24 pm
    Debra Barber

    I love stuffed bellpeppers and these look delicious!!

  18. December 27, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    These look amazing! My husband loves stuffed peppers, so I will have to give these a try! :)

  19. January 9, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    When are u sopose to add rotel in

    • October 16, 2013 @ 5:10 pm
      Victoria Cunningham

      In the recipe it says to add the Rotel after you add the parsley and with the 1/2 c of cheese. The recipe may have been edited since you asked your question. Recheck the recipe now. It is right in the instructions. Hope this helps even if the question was asked quite awhile ago. ;-)

  20. January 17, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    when do you add Rotell?

    • October 16, 2013 @ 5:18 pm
      Victoria Cunningham

      Tim, I see that you asked your question quite awhile ago so the recipe may have been edited since then, but I just made these today and it says to add the Rotel with a 1/2 c. of the cheese and after you add the parsley and rice. Hope this will be helpful to new pinners or old if they can’t see where to add the Rotel.


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