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31 Ways to Stuff a Pepper

We've got red peppers, green peppers, poblanos, jalapenos and more—stuffed or unstuffed, and all brimming with goodness.

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Rice-Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Mother used to fix this wonderful, easy dish when we had company. She was from a family of fantastic Cajun cooks, so our food was always well-seasoned. In Louisiana, rice is part of many meals. The cheese sauce sets these stuffed peppers apart from any others I've tried. —Lisa Easley, Longview, Texas

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Stuffed Pepper SoupTaste of Home

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Some of the cooks at the restaurant where I work were talking about stuffed pepper soup. We decided to stir up similar ingredients for a stuffed pepper soup recipe. Customer response was overwhelming! —Krista Muddiman, Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Sausage-Stuffed JalapenosTaste of Home

Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos

If you like foods that pack a bit of a punch, you’ll love these jalapeno poppers filled with sausage and cheese. This is one of my favorite recipes for parties. —Rachel Oswald, Greenville, Michigan

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Slow-Cooked Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers

My favorite kitchen appliance is the slow cooker, and I use mine more than anyone else I know. It does a great job with this good-for-you dish. —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Stuffed Peppers for TwoTaste of Home

Stuffed Peppers for Two

My husband likes stuffed peppers, but my original recipe made too many servings. I cut it down to accommodate just the two of us. It helps to use a small casserole dish so the peppers won’t tip over while they bake. For color, I serve steamed carrots to round out the meal perfectly. —Elaine Carpenter, Horseshoe Bay, Texas

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Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle PeppersTaste of Home

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. —Ron Burlingame, Canton, Ohio

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Stuffed Peppers for FourTaste of Home

Stuffed Peppers for Four

Truly a meal in one, this quick supper has it all: Veggies, meat, pasta and sauce, packed into tender peppers. It’ll look so pretty on your table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chicken Salad-Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Peppers

We love this recipe because it combines the fresh flavor of summer bell peppers and chicken salad. — Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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Mexican-Style Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Mexican-Style Stuffed Peppers

We've always liked stuffed peppers, but everyone is pleasantly surprised at this mildly spicy version. For convenience, you can assemble these pretty peppers ahead of time and bake them later. —LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Cheesy Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This is my favorite summertime supper because I can use peppers and tomatoes fresh from my garden.—Betty DeRoad, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Fiery Stuffed PoblanosTaste of Home

Fiery Stuffed Poblanos

I love southwest-inspired cuisine, but the dishes are often unhealthy. As a dietitian, I try to come up with nutritious twists on recipes, which is how these stuffed peppers were born. —Amber Massey, Coppell, Texas

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Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper BurgersTaste of Home

Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers

This sassy, grown-up burger has a little bit of bite and a whole lot of flavor! Our taste panel couldn’t stop eating this knife-and-fork sandwich. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Turkey-Stuffed Bell PeppersTaste of Home

Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers

These well-seasoned turkey stuffed peppers are so tasty, you won’t even miss having real cheddar cheese. Round out the meal with a salad or a side of rice. Thanks to Judy Hand-Truitt from Birmingham, Alabama for sharing the recipe.

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Broccoli & Chive Stuffed Mini Peppers

Broccoli & Chive Stuffed Mini Peppers

There's plenty of both crunch and cream in these party appetizers. Fresh chives help them really stand out. —Jean McKenzie, Vancouver, Washington

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Chicken Chiles Rellenos CasseroleTaste of Home

Chicken Chiles Rellenos Casserole

My husband likes Mexican food and casseroles, so I combined the two. This chicken with poblanos and chiles satisfies our craving for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. —Erica Ingram, Lakewood, Ohio

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Brown Rice Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

For some extra flavor, I like to add bouillon to the dish while the peppers bake. It also steams them a little. If I make these with ground chicken or turkey, I use chicken bouillon; if I make them with ground beef, I use beef bouillon. —Hope Huggins, Santa Cruz, California

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Chiles Rellenos SquaresTaste of Home

Chiles Rellenos Squares

My family requests this chile relleno regularly—it's easy to prepare and makes a nice hors d'oeuvre or complement to a Mexican or Spanish meal. A friend I worked with shared the recipe with me several years ago. —Fran Carll, Long Beach, California

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Stuffed Sweet Pepper SoupTaste of Home

Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup

Tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions are the mainstays of my garden. Being the oldest of seven children, I acquired a knack for cooking from my mom. — Joseph Kendra, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

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Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Peppers

Whenever I put out a plate of these cute little appetizers, people come flocking. Good thing there are lots of peppers in each bag. —Tara Cruz, Kersey, Colorado

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Chili-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Chili-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

While exploring Mexican restaurants, I tasted chiles rellenos and wanted to make them at home. My husband and I teamed up to create this new favorite recipe, stuffed poblano peppers. —Lorrie Grabczynski, Commerce Township, Michigan

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Turkey-Thyme Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Turkey-Thyme Stuffed Peppers

Chloe, my 3-year-old, is a big fan of these healthy peppers, which have a wonderful thyme flavor. She likes to help mix the ingredients and make meals with me. —Jennifer Kent, Media, Pennsylvania

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Quinoa & Black Bean-Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Quinoa & Black Bean-Stuffed Peppers

I get a kick out of trying new-to-me foods like quinoa. Stuff green peppers with it, or use red ones. For the holidays, you could even do both red and green. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

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Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini PeppersTaste of Home

Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of pita chips but without the extra calories. —Christine Hanover, Lewiston, California

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Vegetable & Beef Stuffed Red PeppersTaste of Home

Vegetable & Beef Stuffed Red Peppers

I love making this stuffed pepper recipe. It's one of the few ways I can get my husband to eat veggies. Make it meatless by replacing the beef with eggplant and adding more vegetables like mushrooms or squash. You can also replace the rice with barley, couscous or even orzo. —Jennifer Zimmerman, Avondale, Arizona

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Quinoa Unstuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers

This deconstructed stuffed pepper dish packs a wallop of flavor. I truly make it all the time, and I make sure my freezer's stocked with single-serve portions to take to work. —Rebecca Ende, Phoenix, New York

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Stuffed Jalapeno Grilled CheeseTaste of Home

Stuffed Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Not your ordinary grilled cheese, these sandwiches are all grown up! Made with a comforting combination of jalapenos, roasted garlic, cream cheese, bacon and provolone, they please just about all adults—and even adventurous kids! —Melissa Haines, Valparaiso, Indiana

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Stuffed Sweet PeppersTaste of Home

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Italian sausage and feta cheese give zest to the rice filling in these tender peppers I've prepared often over the years. When I was married in 1970, slow cookers were the rage. In our home, it's one appliance that's never gone out of style. —Judy Earl, Sarasota, Florida

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Makeover Sausage-Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Makeover Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

I started preparing stuffed peppers only because my husband loves them so much. I was surprised to discover how much I enjoyed them, too. I prefer yellow or red bell peppers for mine, since they have a sweeter, milder flavor than green. —Tami Kuehl, Loup City, Nebraska

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Beef-Wrapped Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Beef-Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

We love Mexican flavors and spicy foods––and this recipe has it all. Try serving our flank steak-wrapped peppers with rice, beans and sour cream.—Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida

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Unstuffed Peppers

Unstuffed Peppers

If you like stuffed peppers, you'll love this speedy version. It offers all the comforting flavor of the original, but takes just half an hour. Instead of cooking the instant rice, you can use 2 cups leftover cooked rice if you have it on hand. —Beth Dewyer, Du Bois, Pennsylvania

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Feta Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Feta Stuffed Peppers

One of my favorite meals when I was younger was a recipe my mother made called Quick Chili Rice Casserole. I put a Greek spin on it and stuffed it in a pepper. It works great paired with a garden salad and fresh bread. —Sacha Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia

Ellie Martin Cliffe
Now a deputy editor at Taste of Home, Ellie has been writing about food and parenting for the last decade. When she isn't at TOH HQ, she's likely trying gluten- and dairy-free recipes, canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her family.

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