Cheese-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cheese-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cheese-Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the sweetness of bell peppers with the creamy goodness of melted cheese. This recipe is perfect for cheese lovers and can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 25 mins 40 mins 4 servings


  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup (240g) cooked rice
  • 1 cup (240g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120g) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60g) diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Special notes: You can use any type of cheese you prefer, such as mozzarella or pepper jack, for a different flavor profile. Feel free to add cooked ground meat, such as beef or turkey, to make it more filling.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut off the tops of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from the inside. Rinse the peppers under cold water and set them aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Stuff each bell pepper with the cheese and rice mixture, pressing it down gently to fill the pepper completely. Place the peppers in a baking dish.
  5. Bake the stuffed peppers in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and lightly golden on top.
  6. Remove the stuffed peppers from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Cheese-Stuffed Bell Peppers are a versatile dish that can be served as a main course with a side salad or as a side dish alongside grilled meats or roasted chicken. They are perfect for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or even as a vegetarian option for gatherings. Enjoy these delicious cheese-stuffed peppers and savor the combination of flavors!

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