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Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers are a traditional example of comfort food; they are extremely satiety-inducing and substantial, as well as absolutely luscious and delectable. To create an appealing dish, roast bell peppers before stuffing them with a saucy pork mixture and topping them with mozzarella cheese. And the preparation couldn’t be simpler.

They may appear like they would take a lot of time, but in reality, they are one of the easiest and even the most beautiful dishes you can cook. Everyone who sits down to eat at your table will be delighted by the colorful stuffed bell peppers served in individual portions.

Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers
Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Making Stuffed Peppers requires only a few simple materials and is surprisingly simple to do. And here’s some more good news. There will be no chopping involved in this process unless you plan on chopping the parsley, of course (which is optional). The filling may be prepared in a short amount of time, and the oven will handle the rest.
  • Prepare to Be Helpful in Advance. It’s possible that the next day, these peppers will have an even more intense flavor. To prepare these peppers in advance, simply arrange them, cover them, and place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake them.
  • Lunch? Indeed, with only a few seconds in the microwave, they may be transformed into scrumptious, satiating, and wholesome meals.

Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients

The following is a list of the things you will need to create stuffed peppers, along with notes on the ingredients and potential substitutes. The recipe card may be found at the very bottom of this page with complete instructions and measurements.

  • Cooked Rice. You are free to use whatever grain you choose, such as quinoa or brown rice, in place of the long-grain rice that I’m using.
  • Lean Ground Beef. Replace the ground beef in the stuffed peppers with either turkey breast or ground chicken for a healthier and lighter alternative.
  • To Add Flavor. Cloves of garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper are used.
  • Tomato Sauce. This dish is made exceedingly simple and convenient by the use of the bottled sauce.
  • Bell Peppers. Pick out the hues that most appeal to you; I’ve gone with red, yellow, and orange.
  • For The Cheese. Mozzarella cheese, shreds, or your preferred form of shredded cheese of the Italian variety. Also delectable is Monterey jack cheese.
  • Fresh Parsley. Although it is not required, I like to put a sprig of parsley on top of each one before serving. Additionally, if you have any on hand, adding some of it into the stuffing will offer an additional dimension of flavor.

Which Color Bell Peppers Should You Use?

As you can see, I’m a big fan of using peppers in a variety of vibrant colors, like the ones shown here. On the other hand, green bell peppers have a delicious flavor.

The majority of bell peppers start off their lives as green peppers. However, as time passes and they remain on the vine, they eventually become ripe. The color shifts from green to light yellow, to orange, and eventually to red as the fruit matures and ripens.

The peppers’ changing hues are a helpful indicator of when they will be ready to eat. In general, yellow, orange, and red peppers are considered to be the sweetest.

Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers
Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

How To Make Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rice and water should be brought to a boil in a covered pot (or cooked for 4 minutes in the Instant Pot). Reduce heat to low and cook rice until soft.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink and has become brown.
  • While the rice and meat are cooking, hollow out the bell peppers by removing and throwing away the tops, seeds, and membranes. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, arrange the peppers with the hollowed sides facing upward.
  • In a pan, combine the cooked rice, hamburger, tomato sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper to taste. Place an equal quantity of filling in each pepper’s cavity.
  • Bake the peppers for 35 to 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and reheat. Bake until the cheese melts, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

What To Serve With Stuffed Bell Peppers?

We love to serve our easy stuffed peppers with these easy side dish options as well, even though the peppers alone are virtually a whole dinner on their own.

  • Cheese Platter
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Artichokes
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Bread
  • Green Beans

How To Store Stuffed Bell Peppers?

  • In The Fridge. The remaining Stuffed Bell Peppers should be allowed to cool completely to room temperature before being stored in an airtight container and then transferred to the refrigerator for three to five days.
  • In The Freezer. After the Stuffed Bell Peppers have cooled fully, cover each one individually in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. After that, place them in freezer bags of a gallon’s capacity and keep them for up to three months.
  • To Make Ahead. In a slow cooker that holds 6 quarts, add a half cup of water. After that, put the filled peppers together, but leave off the cheese (this step comes later). Put the stuffed peppers in the slow cooker, cover them, and cook them on low for six hours or on high for three hours, or until the peppers are cooked, whichever comes first. After the peppers have become mushy, sprinkle the cheese over the top of them, cover the pan, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or just until the cheese has melted.
  • To Reheat. After defrosting frozen Stuffed Bell Peppers in the refrigerator overnight, reheat them in an oven that has been set to 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are completely hot. Alternately, you might heat the stuffed bell peppers in the microwave for approximately a minute and a half, dividing the time into intervals of 20 seconds, or until they are completely hot.
Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers
Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

My Top Recipe Tips

  • Could I Use Brown Rice Instead? Yes, without a doubt! In this recipe, white rice that has been cooked is called for, but you may easily substitute cooked brown rice or any other cooked grain in its place.
  • Can I Use Ground Turkey? Yes, you can! You may use ground turkey, sausage, ground pig, or ground any other ground meat in its place.
  • Slow Cooker. Making use of a slow cooker is an excellent method for completing the preparations for this meal in advance and allowing it to cook on its own throughout the day. You don’t need to pre-boil the peppers; you may skip that step and go straight to stuffing them. Cook on low for anything between 6 and 8 hours.
  • How To Make Peppers Stand Up. There are times when the peppers defy gravity and refuse to stand on their own. It shouldn’t take more than a little bit of trimming to get the bottoms equal, and then they should stand up properly!

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Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 289
  • Total Fat 16.4g
  • Saturated Fat 6.6g
  • Cholesterol 88.6mg
  • Sodium 1307.8mg
  • Potassium 396.6mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g
  • Protein 16.1g
  • Vitamin A 12%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 13%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 45 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 55 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:289 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

These Paula Deen Stuffed Bell Peppers are a traditional example of comfort food; they are extremely satiety-inducing and substantial, as well as absolutely luscious and delectable. To create an appealing dish, roast bell peppers before stuffing them with a saucy pork mixture and topping them with mozzarella cheese. And the preparation couldn’t be simpler.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rice and water should be brought to a boil in a covered pot (or cooked for 4 minutes in the Instant Pot). Reduce heat to low and cook rice until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink and has become brown.
  4. While the rice and meat are cooking, hollow out the bell peppers by removing and throwing away the tops, seeds, and membranes. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, arrange the peppers with the hollowed sides facing upward.
  5. In a pan, combine the cooked rice, hamburger, tomato sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper to taste. Place an equal quantity of filling in each pepper’s cavity.
  6. Bake the peppers for 35 to 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and reheat. Bake until the cheese melts, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

Notes

  • Could I Use Brown Rice Instead? Yes, without a doubt! In this recipe, white rice that has been cooked is called for, but you may easily substitute cooked brown rice or any other cooked grain in its place.
  • Can I Use Ground Turkey? Yes, you can! You may use ground turkey, sausage, ground pig, or ground any other ground meat in its place. Regarding the meat that was ground.
  • Slow Cooker. Making use of a slow cooker is an excellent method for completing the preparations for this meal in advance and allowing it to cook on its own throughout the day. You don’t need to pre-boil the peppers; you may skip that step and go straight to stuffing them. Cook on low for anything between 6 and 8 hours.
  • How To Make Peppers Stand Up. There are times when the peppers defy gravity and refuse to stand on their own. It shouldn’t take more than a little bit of trimming to get the bottoms equal, and then they should stand up properly!
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.4g26%
Saturated Fat 6.6g33%
Cholesterol 88.6mg30%
Sodium 1307.8mg55%
Potassium 396.6mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 18.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Protein 16.1g33%

Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 4%
Iron 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.