Stuffed Peppers

I love comfort food. Living in cold weather (e.g., WI & OH) always makes me crave comfort food more than living in warmer climates (e.g., ATX!). Enter stuffed peppers. I love this dish b/c it’s so versatile. You can make it with ground turkey/beef/sausage etc. with a red sauce OR with chicken/poultry with a creamy sauce. It’s more about the method than anything else.

pictured before baking

  • 6 bell peppers with flat bottoms
  • 1-2 chicken breasts, poached & shredded (OR a store bought rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 package baby bellas, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2-3 c. prepared rice (long grain is what we prefer)
  • 1 package low fat cream cheese
  • 1 small container low fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp italian seasonings (e.g., basil, oregano etc.) OR… lemon pepper!! YUM!
  • 1 package shredded Parmesan cheese (8oz approx) (I grated the cheese used here from a block of parm)

Optional ingredients: cream of mushroom soup, milk, chicken stock


  • Prepare the green peppers… Cut off the tops & pull out the seeds.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Parboil the peppers for approx 1-2 minutes then drop them into a colander & run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside & let cool down.
  • Cook onions & mushrooms in a bit of olive oil.
  • Cook rice.
  • Cook chicken.
  • Combine all ingredients except the bell peppers. Add liquids (e.g., milk, sour cream etc.) until the consistency is creamy 🙂
  • Stuff peppers with mushroom/rice mixture & top with parm cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for approx 20 minutes till mixture is warm & cheese is bubbly.




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4 responses to “Stuffed Peppers

  1. Mom

    Right after I read your blog about the snow, I read this one. It looks like there’s snow on those peppers!

  2. Lauren

    I’d like to try this! I have a version of stuffed peppers that I have made, and it is nothing like this recipe. I like mine okay, but I’d like to compare! What does parboil mean?

    • Steve & Brit

      catching up on your reading today? 🙂

      It just means boil some water in a large pot, then drop the peppers in for a few minutes (turning them to be cooked on all sides). It will just soften the peppers a bit before you start baking them in the oven. 🙂

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