Stuffed Pepper Casserole

A comforting twist on the classic stuffed peppers, this casserole is packed with flavorful ingredients and baked to perfection. It’s a hearty meal that’s sure to satisfy the whole family.


  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add diced onions and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked beef. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  4. Stir in the diced bell peppers and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  5. Add the cooked rice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the casserole.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, before serving.
  11. Enjoy your delicious stuffed pepper casserole hot out of the oven!
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