Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Everyone loves a stuffed pepper. These ones are super easy to make and perfect for when you’ve had a long day at work and don’t want to slave over the hob for hours!

They take a total of 40 minutes and serve 7 with 262 calories per serving.


  • 2 Tbsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  •  Cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 14.5 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 7 Large Bell Peppers top and core removed
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 375F and place the peppers cut side up into a baking dish or a rimmed tray.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté onion until softens, then stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute more.
  • Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, for 5-6 minutes. Stir in cooked brown rice, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and smoked paprika.
  • Cook until sauce is slightly reduced, about 4-5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Stuff each pepper with beef mixture and bake until peppers are mostly tender. About 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5-7 minutes more. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!



This lovely recipe was taken from Healthy Fitness Meals. They have a great range of meals to support your weight loss goals, we recommend checking out more of their stuff, here!

Molly Walsh

Molly Walsh

Writer and expert

Molly graduated from the London School of Economics in 2019. In her spare time you can probably find her golfing or trying to be inventive in the kitchen.

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