Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers save so much time and come out so good you will never make them any other way. This hot hearty recipe takes less than a half hour and comes out tempting every time.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Red and Green Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper on Plate

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers save so much time and come out so good you will never make them any other way. This hot hearty recipe takes less than a half hour and comes out tempting every time.

Red and Green Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper on Plate

This Instant Pot stuffed peppers recipe allows you to make a delicious meal super quick. Certainly we all love to provide a delicious meal for our family, this recipe lets us do just that.

What Is Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

Believed to have originated in Spain, this Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers is very different from the original which could have been stuffed with fish and Manchego cheese.

Bell Peppers come in an array of colors and range from almost bitter to having a fruity taste. They have been cultivated for centuries, find out more here.

How to Make Best Stuffed Peppers Recipe– Step by Step 

  • Prepare Peppers: First, cut the tops of your bell peppers and next remove the membranes as well as the seeds.
  • Make Filling: In a medium-size bowl mix together your onion, ground turkey, cooked rice, salt and pepper, garlic, breadcrumbs, and half of the can of tomatoes (drained – save the tomato liquid and the remaining can of tomatoes).
  • Fill Peppers: Then scoop the mixture into each of the Bell peppers.
  • Set Instant Pot: Add your water and the rest of the can of tomatoes, including the liquid, into your inner part of the instant pot. Place the trivet inside. Place the bell peppers on top of the trivet.
1st 3 steps for Instant Pot stuffed peppers
  • Seal Instant Pot: Lock the lid in place on your instant pot and set the sealing valve to sealed then set high-pressure for eight minutes. Allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes, followed by a manual release.
  • Add Cheese: Place your mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture of your bell pepper. Finally, close the lid on your instant pot and set to high-pressure for one more minute.
  • Serve: Once that minute is done, do a quick release. Remove the bell peppers with tongs as they will be hot.
Stuffed Peppers in instant pot

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Recommendations for Making Easy Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for the easy stuffed peppers uses ground turkey. I really love this as a healthier option and with all the other flavors in the peppers it really has a great taste. However, you can use ground chicken or beef for this recipe. In particular, try a low fat variety so that they do not get too greasy.

Closeup on yellow stuffed pepper

What to Serve with your Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Since you are saving so much time preparing your healthy stuffed peppers you can use your instant pot again to make a quick and easy side dish. Below are a few of my favorites to complete your meal.

Really, all of these sides can be done in your Instant Pot in just mintues.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Stuffed Peppers

  • Saucy: Even add a sauce on top of your peppers when you add the cheese.
  • More Vegetables: Of Course, youcan sneak a little more veggies if you like, For example, mushrooms, chopped spinach or even raisins.
  • Mexican: Lastly, Mexican Peppers can be created by adding a little heat and a spicy sauce and a Mexican or taco blend of cheeses.

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Red and Green Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper on Plate

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers save so much time and come out so good you will never make them any other way. This hot hearty recipe takes less than a half hour and comes out tempting every time.
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Servings: 4 Peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 medium bell peppers
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ pound ground turkey or can substitute for beef or chicken
  • 2 cups cooked rice packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 can 14 oz tomatoes, divided.
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning for garnish, optional
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded

Instructions

  • Cut the tops of your bell peppers. Remove the membranes as well as the seeds.
  • In a medium-size bowl mix together your onion, ground turkey, cooked rice, salt and pepper, garlic, breadcrumbs, and Half of the can of tomatoes (drained – save the tomato liquid and the remaining can of tomatoes).
  • Scoop the mixture into each of the Bell peppers.
  • Add your water and the rest of the can of tomatoes, including the liquid, into your inner part of the instant pot. Place the trivet inside. Place the bell peppers on top of the trivet.
  • Lock the lid in place on your instant pot and set the sealing valve to sealed.
  • Set your instant pot to high-pressure for eight minutes. Allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes, followed by a manual release.
  • Place your mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture of your bell pepper. Close the lid on your instant pot and set to high-pressure for one more minute.
  • Once that minute is done, do a quick release.
  • Remove the bell peppers with tongs as they will be hot.

Expert Tips

 
  • Saucy: Sauce on top of your peppers when you add the cheese.
  • More Vegetables: You can sneak a little more veggies if you like, For example, mushrooms, chopped spinach or even raisins.
  • Mexican: Mexican Peppers can be created by adding a little heat and a spicy sauce and a Mexican or taco blend of cheeses.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4045IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg

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