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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Peppers are a classic dish that are even better when made in the Instant Pot. These Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers have the classic flavors you know and love for a fraction of the cook time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, Ground Beef, Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers, stuffed pepeprs
Servings: 4
Calories: 333kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • cups cooked rice
  • 5 medium red bell peppers (or 4 large ones)
  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Wash peppers, remove tops, remove seeds, and clean the inside well by removing gently all the veins.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine raw meat, cooked rice, onion, tomato, garlic, tomato paste, seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Mix well to combine.
  • Stuff the bell peppers equally with the mixture.
  • Add a trivet or steamer basket to the Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water and place the peppers onto the trivet/steamer basket.
  • Close the lid, lock in place, and turn the knob to sealing. Hit the manual or pressure cook button and set for 5 minutes. Allow a 5 minutes natural release when cook time is up.
  • Using the handles of the trivet or steamer basket, carefully remove the peppers from the pot.

Optional Garnish and Broiling:

  • Turn on the oven broiler.
  • Place cooked peppers in a baking dish.
  • Top each pepper with 2 Tablespoons marinara sauce and 2 Tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes, watching carefully. Remove when cheese is melted.
  • Top with fresh parsley and serve.

Notes

  • Not having the brown the meat ahead of time makes this dish quick and easy.  However, if desired, you can brown the meat prior to mixing the stuffing.  Use the sauté function on the Instant Pot or brown on the stove.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5175IU | Vitamin C: 203mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg