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Stuffed Peppers for Four Recipe

Stuffed Peppers for Four Recipe

Truly a meal in one, this entree has it all: vegetables, meat, pasta and sauce, all packed into tender peppers and baked. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 4 medium green peppers
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend, thawed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Cut tops from peppers; remove seeds. Replace tops. Place in a round 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Add water; microwave, covered, on high until crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta sauce, vegetables, 1/4 cup cheese and orzo.
  • 3. Spoon into peppers; replace tops. Microwave, uncovered, on high until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 448 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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tchr90 User ID: 2795278 157533
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"I don't care for stuffed peppers but I made this for my husband and he loved it. I'm giving it 5 stars because he liked it so much that he asked me how to make it. He now makes it for himself, since we work opposite shifts."

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charjohnson User ID: 6443403 157531
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"I used ground turkey and red bell peppers because they were on sale. It was wonderful."

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76ewood User ID: 36252 159921
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"I made this for dinner last night. It was great! I added the salt and pepper as suggested and added some leftover veggies I had instead of the ones suggested...much easier than chopping the others. I blanched the peppers before stuffing them and then baked them in the oven vs the microwave. I also used colby jack cheese since I didn't have the parma. cheese. Nice change from the rice stuffed peppers I used before. I used 4 very large peppers, so I had just enough filling. The only change I'd make would to be to add a bit more seasoning. Not sure what, but it is open for experimenting."

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MiiMS9O User ID: 6691361 159919
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"very delicious!"

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dmswells User ID: 5519352 175660
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"The filling in this recipe was too runny and it filled 6 peppers, not 4. I will make it again except I will use 6 peppers, 1 cup of orzo, 1-1/2 cups of the vegetables, 1 cup of parmesan cheese divided, 1 cup of spaghetti sauce in the filling and pour the other cup over the top before sprinkling the parmesan over the tops. I also think it needs about 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper or more in the filling. I think I will bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees instead of microwaving the final cooking. I think it will be more firm and easier to eat. The flavor was good but the texture needed improvement."

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SherryRoss User ID: 2608412 175658
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"I changed it somewhat, I used Italian Sausage in place of beef. I had some leftover rice (1 cup) so I used it in place of orzo pasta. I increased the broccoli-cauliflower blend to 1 cup. I blanched fresh broccoli and cauliflower in place of frozen.

With the added rice and veggies you can make 5 peppers
I also parboiled the pepper and baked them in the over at 375 for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Great Recipe"

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julyan User ID: 1215941 99692
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"I made this tonight and it was wonderful. I never knew stuffed peppers were so easy to make in a microwave. I'll never use my oven again. I did not have any frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend at home so I used a broccoli-carrot blend instead and I substituted a Mexican cheese blend for the Parmesan cheese. The only place where the recipe errors is I got enough of the stuffing to fill at least 6 or more peppers. I plan to buy more tomorrow."

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sherry_vinigrette User ID: 5009498 159915
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"Dee-Li-Cious!!! Came out great in my oven. I don't use my microwave a whole lot and I was afraid it would nuke my stuffed peppers to smitherins! I bought a package of bell peppers that contained one of each color - they looked so appetizing! I'm surprised Taste of Home didn't add the nutritional values - you know they test the recipes themselves first and then photograph their results.

ToH - please do update the recipe with the nutritional values - thanks!"

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PTuttle User ID: 3628184 140356
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"In response to troi40, if you check out the other stuffed bell peppers on this site you'll see that the peppers are usually pre-cooked in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain while you make the filling. Then bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Since your filling is already precooked you won't need to bake them very long. I like my peppers a little tender-crisp so I start checking them at about 20 minutes to make sure they don't get too mushy. Actually, I've never tried making stuffed bells in the microwave so I might try these. Anything to keep the kitchen cooler on the 100+ degrees day we get here in the San Joaquin Valley. BTW you don't have to rate a recipe to ask a question or comment on it. Giving a 1 star rating without trying it just lowers the rating overall. Not trolling, just commenting."

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DBoyer User ID: 427662 85131
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"This recipe sounds incredible. I've never used Orzo, but there's always a first time. The only change I would make is to use a red bell pepper since they have more nutrients and are not so bitter as the green bell peppers."

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troi40 User ID: 140088 102669
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"We don't like to cook with a microwave. Can this be baked?

If so what temp & how long?"

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krustykrud User ID: 6142636 102473
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"stuffed peppers are always a nutrisional offering for diner. i encourage you to include your kids in making this. my kids always enjoyed it. they can get very creative in adding there owen choice of cheeses and sauces. some italian, some mex. alway fun."

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bettejarrow User ID: 4198186 171517
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"I have been looking for a stuffed pepper recipe. This one fits the bill."

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susallab User ID: 4323037 102663
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"Nutritiondata.com will give you all the info you need for any recipe."

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MikaelaShea User ID: 6002369 82572
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This is my favorite meal ever. I make it all the time. I wish I would have discovered this years and years ago!"

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carmel68 User ID: 4100148 209592
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"very easy to make! I did not have the frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend so I subsitute it with frozen pease and sliced yellow squash . Everyone ate every drop of it.!!"

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kluesner5 User ID: 4518466 209591
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"I have 3 boys that do not like many vegetables. They LOVED this recipe. They didn't eat the peppers, but ate all the meat mixture. My husband and I both loved this as well."

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RECIPES4KIDS User ID: 4732911 102658
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"This is an excellent recipe. We loved the Orzo in place of rice and it is quick and easy."

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KuriToo User ID: 3011974 140355
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"The "calorie count" site didn't save the information, so the link is no good. Here are the #'s

Calories 380
Total Fat: 11.3g
Saturated Fat: 5.0g
Cholesterol: 112mg
Sodium: 278mg
Total Carbohydrates: 24.5g
Dietary Fiber: 2.9g
Sugars: 4.1g
Protein: 43.6g"

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Lonesome_Drifter User ID: 4093105 172919
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I love stuffed peppers and I want to say thanks for the recipe!
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KuriToo User ID: 3011974 102655
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"If you need the nutritional values for a recipe go to

http://caloriecount.about.com/foods and click on "Recipe Analyzer"
Below is the result for this recipe.
http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php?process=resubmit&count=9"

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Maxi User ID: 13517 175649
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"Seems to me, if anyone has a health problem, they should know what they can and can not eat without expecting someone to add the nutritional values to every recipe. If it's not on your diet, don't cook it or figure a way to substitute ingredients you can have."

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maggie2375 User ID: 1836691 82140
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"I tried this recipe and it was simple and good. I think it is healthier than the usual stuffed peppers that my mom makes."

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MICHIGANGIRL User ID: 3113617 102472
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"YES,PLEASE POST THE COMPLETE NUTRITIONAL VALUES. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE TTHE POTASSIUM AND THE PROTEIN CONTENTS ALSO PLEASE! THESE ITEMS ARE USUALLY OMITTED BUT ARE MUCH NEEDED!"

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nhmemere8 User ID: 2072702 85130
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"Re: Stuffed Peppers for Four

I am a Weight Watchers member and I need to know the nutritional values of any meals that I prepare."

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jrk501 User ID: 3175238 171257
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"I too have a diabetic husband. It would be appreciated if you would start posting the nutritional values please. Judith"

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BetsyWatson User ID: 786113 209590
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"Many of the recipes sound good but because my husband is diabetic & I follow Weight watchers I need to know the nutritional values."

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chefsupreme User ID: 2981376 171516
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"I would like to make this but before i do, I would like to know the nutrition facts of each pepper."

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