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Spud-Stuffed Peppers

“We don’t like rice, so I created this yummy stuffed pepper recipe using fresh potatoes from my garden,” relates Joyce Jandera of Hanover, Kansas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and grated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a large saucepan, cook peppers in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; invert on paper towels.
  • In a nonstick skillet, cook beef and potato over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, salt and pepper. Spoon into peppers.
  • Place in a small baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper: 332 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 487mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Magscookinagain
    Apr 19, 2014

    This is gr8! I used 3 peppers and didn't stuff them so full. So that means less cooking time, besides I wanted the pepper to be cruncher. I mixed pepper jack cheese with med cheddar cheese on top, back in the oven for 10 minutes. Before serving I put about 2 tablespoons of sour cream and salsa. My husband loved it! Now me on the other hand the chili seasoning was enough for me. I'll try again but not real soon. Hubby doesn't like repeats too soon. UNLESS IT IS A DESSERT!

  • housebunny715
    Nov 16, 2010

    These were very good! We thought the filling was a little bland, so we made some changes, but we will definitely be making this again!

  • queenpenguin
    Sep 13, 2010

    My father in law also doesn't like rice and it's hard to find an alternative recipe. I enjoyed this recipe and will make it again for sure.