Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Casserole – Healthy Quick Stuffed Pepper Recipe

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Who Has Time To Stuff Peppers? Not Me! Try Easy Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole Recipe

This easy stuffed bell peppers recipe will win you over!  I love stuffed peppers but I sure don’t have time to individually stuff them! So, I turned my favorite recipe into a Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole.  Talk about good! This healthy Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe is from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook. My easy Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe has all the yummy components of the classic recipe such as ground beef, rice, and peppers.  Best of all, it is one of my healthy easy recipes for a quick dinner.  I bet you didn’t know that bell peppers are full of antioxidants?

My Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole Recipe

Who has time to stuff peppers? That’s why I love my healthy stuffed bell peppers casserole because this healthy easy recipe includes all the components and essence of a stuffed pepper combined in a simple, colorful, delectable dish.

Stuffed Pepper Bake from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis

Makes 8 (1-cup) servings

1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped red, green and yellow peppers
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fired-roasted diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups instant rice, uncooked (try brown rice)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 1/3 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat, onion, peppers and garlic 7-10 minutes or until meat browned. Drain excess fat and  season to taste. Stir in tomatoes, uncooked rice, Worcestershire sauce, basil and oregano.
3. Remove from heat, add 2/3 cup cheese, stirring to combine. Transfer to prepared dish. Spread with tomato sauce. Bake 20-25 minutes, uncovered, or until rice cooked. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven 5 minutes or until cheese melted.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 230, Calories from Fat 27%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 632mg, Carbohydrates 21g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 4g, Protein 20g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

Terrific Tidbit: Use no-salt tomato sauce to lower sodium.

Nutrition Nugget: Move over orange juice.  1 cup of bell pepper provides 200% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole From Anti-inflammatory Recipes Chapter


Eating Well To Fight Arthritis includes an Anti-Inflammatory Chapter with recipes loaded with Vitamin C. Did you know bell peppers are a great source of Vitamin C and red peppers have the most Vitamin C? I love to buy an assortment of colored peppers for recipes but now I know I’m getting a bang for my buck when it comes to nutrition.

Keep Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole  healthy with ground sirloin as your choice of meat.  Meats ending in “loin” or “round” or your leanest cuts. I said easy and instant rice keeps the recipe quick cooking. Take advantage of buying pre-chopped peppers and your job is done. Easy stuffed bell peppers casserole turns a time consuming dish into a quick favorite!

Watch Me Prepare My Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole Recipe

Join me in my kitchen while I whip up one of my easy family dinner recipes.  My goal is to inspire you to cook at home because truly it is so much healthier!  You can reduce your risk of diabetes by 15% just by cooking at home and eating healthy.  There’s a correlation with our health and food.  I’m here to simplify cooking with everyday practical healthy recipes. This recipe might be from my arthritis cookbook, but this stuffed pepper casserole recipe is first and foremost a family dinner dish.

Take Advantage of Convenience Ingredients for Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe

I believe in time savers in the kitchen, and I take advantage of precut ingredients.  OK, I admit coring a bell pepper is a pain and I buy strips of assorted peppers for a short cut.  A variety of colored bell peppers makes a difference and I think they add more flavor and pizzazz. As I have told you, time saver convenience items are great to help you cook easier.  With instant rice, pre-chopped peppers, this easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Casserole whips up quickly for a delicious healthy dinner.

Mini Food Processor-Perfect To Chop Peppers for Stuffed Pepper Casserole Recipe
Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup ProcessorCuisinart Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Processor

I LOVE this smaller food processor for chopping. I use to only have the huge Cuisinart food processor because I cooked so much and in quantity. When I was at my mother’s house, she had a mini food processor.  It was so easy to use! Perfect to chop peppers for my healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers casserole

She brought me for a surprise this 4-cup mini processor and I think it’s the perfect size. She had the 3-cup food processor but I really like this size for me. Easy to store and does the job. Really chops those bell peppers quickly for this unstuffed bell pepper casserole recipe.

More Delicious Recipes with Bell Peppers Like My Easy, Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers Casserole

Peppers are packed with nutrition so add them to salads, pastas or I slice on a sandwich.  Not only do I love my easy stuffed bell peppers casserole but wait until you try my Shrimp and Cheese grits so I added assorted bell peppers to Shrimp and Peppers over Cheese Grits from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis . Might as well pump up the recipe for another nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory bell pepper recipe. You’ll enjoy the simplicity of this shrimp and grits recipe.  You can also serve the shrimp and peppers over pasta or rice if you prefer.  I am from the south so I love grits.  These are great arthritis diet recipes that will quickly become some of your favorites. In fact, I made the Shrimp and Peppers over Cheese Grits on my 700 Club, CBN appearance! 


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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One thought on “Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Casserole – Healthy Quick Stuffed Pepper Recipe

  1. Hi Holly

    I wanted to let you know that I made the Stuffed Baked Pepper Casserole on Sunday! My husband and I really enjoyed it. In fact when we finished off the leftovers last night he said he was so disappointed it was gone. I did promise to make it again! LOL

    Pat in Scranton, Pa

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