Dear Crissy

Amazing Stuffed Peppers

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.

Best Stuffed Peppers Recipe - Seriously, the flavor is so amazing. This stuffed peppers recipe features ground beef, sausage, rice and lots of cheese. SO GOOD.

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!

Amazing Stuffed Peppers

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

Yield: 6 peppers


  • 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. Alicia — October 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am (#)

    Those look super yummy!


    • Mark fields — February 6th, 2016 @ 12:27 am

      This was great the smell is awesome.This was my first time making this it was super easy to . Thanks l just love your recipe.

  2. Amy Bellgardt — October 25, 2012 @ 9:47 am (#)

    Um, yum!!


  3. Nichol — October 25, 2012 @ 10:03 am (#)

    They sound absolutely delicious Crissy!


  4. Jenn @therebelchick — October 25, 2012 @ 10:04 am (#)

    These look sooo good!!


  5. diane — 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. Diane N - Philzendia — 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. Angela — 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. Oriana @mommyhoodsdiary — October 25, 2012 @ 10:27 am (#)

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


  9. Rose Powell — 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. CinnyBBS — October 25, 2012 @ 10:47 am (#)

    Those look amazingly good!


  11. Jackie Preas — October 25, 2012 @ 10:59 am (#)

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


  12. Betty Baez — October 25, 2012 @ 11:30 am (#)

    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. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted — 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. Christine — October 31, 2012 @ 12:44 pm (#)

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


  15. Jessica Cummins — November 30, 2012 @ 10:50 am (#)

    Totally making these for dinner tonight!


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