Potato-Stuffed Peppers

Total Time

Prep/ Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
For an eye-appealing twist on traditional mashed potatoes, serve this tempting side alongside ham, chicken or your favorite meat loaf.


  • 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 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 13x9-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pepper half: 207 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.