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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

One of my favorite week night hearty meals, when I feel like spending a bit of time on a recipe is stuffed peppers. This recipe for pizza stuffed peppers takes a normal meat stuffing to a new level by mixing in your favorite pizza toppings to the stuffing mixture.

Having trouble getting your kids to eat veggies? Well no more! Try these pizza stuffed peppers.

One of the great things about stuffed peppers is that they are so versatile. There are lots of fillings that you can add to them to make the whole meal taste totally different. Try these Mediterranean barley stuffed peppers for another option.

Pizza Stuffed Peppers Make a Great week Night Meal

The stuffing mix uses normal pizza topping ingredients, but if you have other favorite pizza toppings, just chop them up and add them to the mixture. The sky is the limit as long as the ingredients are not too watery.  I used colored peppers but green ones work well, too. For mine, I used these ingredients as well as my rice for binding.  Since I love any kind of peppers on my pizza, the holder for the stuffing makes perfect sense to me!

  • 2 oz pepperoni
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef, crumbled
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce.  you can make your own pasta sauce or use a bottled sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings blend
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of finely diced mushrooms
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

The recipe is so easy and will be on the table in a flash.  You just brown the beef and onions and mix it with the other ingredients and then stuff into the peppers and roast.  Very much like a pizza flavor without all the calories that pizza has. I’ll be making this one again for sure!

Pizza stuffed peppers

Trust me…after trying these delicious pizza stuffed peppers, you won’t have a problem getting your kids to eat vegetables again!  The stuffing is moist and so full of flavor.  I can’t wait to try them with other pizza toppings!

Pizza stuffed peppers

If you like a little extra crunch on your stuffed peppers, you can add some Italian bread crumbs just before the end and put them under the grill. They add so carbs so this is optional. With or without the crumbs, so tasty!

Pizza stuffed peppers


Yield: 4

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup of cooked rice
  • 4 whole peppers
  • 2 oz pepperoni, diced
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef, crumbled
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce. you can make your own pasta sauce or use a bottled sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings blend
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of finely diced mushrooms
  • 6 oz mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp Italian bread crumbs (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350º. Cook your rice according to package directions.
  • Prepare the peppers by slicing off the tops and removing the seeds and membranes from the inside. If needed, you can also cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pepper so that it will sit correctly. Arrange the peppers in an oven proof baking dish.
  • Cook the ground beef and onions in a skillet and drain the fat.
  • Heat the pasta sauce in a medium saucepan. Stir in the pepperoni, ground beef, seasoning, diced mushrooms, and 3/4 of the cheese. Divide the filling between the peppers. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish, around the outside of the peppers. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until peppers soften. Top with remaining cheese and return to oven until cheese melts – about another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian bread crumbs for extra crunch, if desired and place under the broiler for about a minute to brown.


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