Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

These Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers with bacon and ranch are sure to be a family favorite. These peppers stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, and ranch, are a zesty twist on classic stuffed peppers. If looking for stuffed peppers without rice or tomato sauce, then this is the recipe for you.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

This Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers is a fun twist on the original. If you are not a fan of classic stuffed peppers, but you like the combination of zesty ranch, chicken, and bacon, then you’ll these stuffed peppers. This recipe comes together with just a few simple ingredients and explodes with flavor. You can learn all about bell peppers from the USDA.


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • Easy Ingredients: Only requires 6 simple ingredients, replace ground beef with something new..
  • Family Friendly: Perfect for a family weekend dinner together.
  • Low Carb: These stuffed bell peppers without rice are a great low carb option.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers cut in half.

Ingredient Notes

  • Bell Peppers: You can could use red peppers, orange, green, or yellow bell peppers for this recipe.
  • Chicken: Use cooked shredded chicken or ground chicken. This is good way to use any leftover chicken as well.
  • Ranch: A packet of dry ranch seasoning for this recipe.
Ingredients to make this main dish.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Replace – Try replacing the chicken with turkey Or vegan meat.
  • Ranch – Try using a spicier ranch mix or Mexican flavor by using taco seasoning of chili powder, red pepper flakes or cumin.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers without Tomato Sauce

These are the basic steps for making stuffed bell peppers without rice. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the filling, stuffing the peppers .

STEP 1: MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING

First, combine all filling ingredients, garlic, onions, salt. Try a stand mixer to stir ingredients together to make this process easier.

STEP 2: PREPARING BELL PEPPERS

Then wash and cut peppers, remove membranes and next spoon in the cream cheese filling.

STEP 3: COOKING THE CHICKEN STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

Cook cream cheese stuffed peppers for 35-45 minutes until soft.

STEP 4: FINISH

After the stuffed peppers are done cooking, finally, top with extra bacon and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make stuffed peppers ahead of time, you can simply make the cream cheese filling and then cut and assemble bell peppers with filling and refrigerate for up to one day before baking. Also, cook the chicken and drain any fat and store in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These stuffed peppers are good for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container or wrap well in foil.

FREEZING STUFFED PEPPERS

You could meal prep peppers by freezing them for convenience. To freeze the stuffed peppers, cut and assemble peppers with cream cheese filling and then put in freezer. Then once you are ready to make them, just take peppers out of freezer and cook them in the oven.

REHEATING STUFFED PEPPERS

To reheat stuffed peppers, add them to baking dish and cook in oven just until they are hot.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make stuffed peppers ahead of time, you can simply make the cream cheese filling and then cut and assemble bell peppers with filling and refrigerate for up to one day before baking.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These stuffed peppers are good for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

FREEZING STUFFED PEPPERS

You could meal prep peppers by freezing them. To freeze the stuffed peppers, cut and assemble peppers with cream cheese filling and then put in freezer. Then once you are ready to make them, just take peppers out of freezer and cook them in the oven.

REHEATING STUFFED PEPPERS

To reheat stuffed peppers, add them to baking dish and cook in oven just until they are hot.

HOW DO YOU TELL WHEN STUFFED PEPPERS ARE DONE?

Peppers with slightly tender, not mushy, and the filling will be heated all the way through.

WHAT ARE SOME GOOD SIDES?

Here are some great ideas for side dishes to serve with stuffed peppers: Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Smashed Potatoes, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Air Fryer Biscuits, or Easy Caesar Salad

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes simply double or divide recipe to either make a double serving or half of the amount.

DO YOU HAVE TO BOIL STUFFED PEPPERS BEFORE STUFFING THEM?

You can absolutely blanch your peppers prior to stuffing them, it will slightly reduce the cook time, but this step is optional.

CAN I ADD RICE?

Of course, you can add cooked rice, brown rice, quinoa or other whole grain.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Turkey for Chicken: If you prefer turkey, you could use either shredded or ground turkey in place of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle: Top with a sprinkle with fresh cilantro, parsley or sour cream.
  • Switch Bacon for Turkey Bacon: Feel free to swap the bacon for turkey bacon for a lower fat content.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: If you would rather, you can also cook these stuffed peppers in the air fryer instead of oven for a quicker cook time. Air Fry stuffed peppers at 360 degrees for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • Different Cheese: How about a slice of Mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese for these stuffed peppers recipes.

What to Serve with Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers on a white plate.
5 from 8 votes

Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yield: 4 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
These Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers with bacon and ranch are sure to be a family favorite. These peppers stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, and ranch, are a zesty twist on classic stuffed peppers. If you are looking for stuffed peppers without rice or tomato sauce, then this is the recipe for you.
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Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, any color
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce ranch dressing, packet dry
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch packet, half the cheddar cheese, bacon and mix until combined. A stand mixer is great for this.
  • Wash the peppers, cut the tops off, and remove the seeds and ribs from the inside of the pepper. Stuff each pepper with about 1 cup of the chicken mixture.
  • Place the peppers in a baking dish. Top the peppers with the remainder of the cheese.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  • Garnish with additional bacon if desired. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Turkey for Chicken: If you prefer turkey, you could use either shredded or ground turkey in place of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle: Top with a sprinkle with fresh cilantro, parsley or sour cream.
  • Switch Bacon for Turkey Bacon: Feel free to swap the bacon for turkey bacon for a lower fat content.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: If you would rather, you can also cook these stuffed peppers in the air fryer instead of oven for a quicker cook time. Air Fry stuffed peppers at 360 degrees for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • Different Cheese: How about a slice of Mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese for these stuffed peppers recipes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3996IU | Vitamin C: 153mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: dinner, Main Dish, Supper
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, bell peppers, buffalo chicken dip, ranch

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