Potato-Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Potato-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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For an eye-appealing twist on traditional mashed potatoes, serve this tempting side alongside ham, chicken or your favorite meat loaf.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/ Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/ Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (22 ounces) frozen mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 medium green or red sweet peppers
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare potatoes with milk and butter according to package directions. Stir in dressing mix and season with pepper; set aside.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; do not remove the tops. Remove stems and seeds. Place in an ungreased microwave-safe 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Spoon potatoes into pepper halves. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Potato-Stuffed Peppers in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2005, p29

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tommypoo User ID: 1263135 167255
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Thank you for the simple new way to stuff peppers!"

swhack User ID: 5748759 125481
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"I added some ground beef and used fresh mashed potatoes."

hbaldwin82308 User ID: 5767100 184032
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"I prefer my peppers raw for this recipe and I used real potatoes baked in the oven. I added milk and sour cream to make them creamy and fluffy. Still VERY VERY good. I will be keeping this recipe!"

mrsjones74728 User ID: 5808589 106074
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Why must you be SO RUDE in all of your reviews?  If you don't like the recipe please find a tactful well to express it without being rude and hurtful!"

Regi M User ID: 4585753 184021
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I like the twist of using mashed potatoes - but I'll make mine from scratch!!! I think I'll try using Herb & Garlic Philly cream cheese or the new Dill or even Sundried Tomato & Basil in place of the packaged ranch dressing and cheddar cheese. I might even try ranch dressing and cheddar. Now that the seed has been planted I can think of a number of variation! I'm thinking these would be good for a buffet/family reunion and kept warm on one of my heated serving trays... I was brought up making mashed potatoes with warm milk and butter but everyone has liked when I add creamed cheese instead for a switch."

nmharleyrider User ID: 5592544 170201
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"Frozen mashed potatoes. You gotta be kidding. What could be worse than that? Try using real mashed potatoes and you'll see a huge difference"

weebill User ID: 465044 184019
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"This was really good and very easy to make even though I made homemade mashed potatoes."

Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 182595
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"I absolutely love this idea. So easy. I'm sure you could also use homemade mashed potatoes. I usually par-boil my peppers, but the microwave will work. Thanks for the great idea."

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