Kentucky Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Kentucky Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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I learned to cook by helping my mother prepare fabulous meals in our large country kitchen after church. The things I like to make most use the fresh vegetables and fruits from our garden.—Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 large sweet red and/or yellow peppers
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 375 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place peppers upside down on paper towels; set aside.
  2. Drain tomatoes, reserving the juice; set tomatoes and juice aside. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the rice, mushrooms, ham, sugar, hot pepper sauce and reserved tomatoes; mix well. Loosely spoon into peppers.
  3. Place in an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Pour reserved tomato juice over peppers. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Kentucky Stuffed Peppers in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p45

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BakerAtHome User ID: 6636098 32351
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Very nice summer recipe. Thank you for sharing!"

qknapper User ID: 4886002 28702
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"Love, Love , Love this recipe -- It is my go to leftover ham recipe.... sometimes its my go buy ham to make this recipe..."

Daddycooks User ID: 4391224 81698
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"very good and easy to make"

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