Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

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These Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers are the perfect meal for busy weeknights. They can be made in under 30 minutes!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

These Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers are the perfect meal for busy weeknights. They can be made in under 30 minutes!

Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

This is such a delicious and nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy. You can totally customize these air fryer peppers to your liking by using your favorite ground meat or using your preferred color of bell pepper.

To learn more about bell peppers, visit the USDA for more information.


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What We Love About This Air Fryer Peppers Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: With 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cook time, this air fryer stuffed peppers meal can be made in 30 minutes.
  • Family Friendly: Have a busy family? This recipe will perfect to make quickly and enjoy with your family.
  • Adaptable: You can use whatever type of meat you’d like whether it’s crumbled sausage or ground chicken or beef it will be just as delicious.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: This recipe is just as good the next day. Reheat in the air fryer and won’t be able to tell its leftovers.
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Ingredient Notes for Air Fryer Bell Peppers

  • Ground Turkey: For this air fryer stuffed peppers recipe you will need a package of ground turkey. You can also use ground chicken, ground pork or ground beef.
  • Olive Oil: You will need olive oil for this recipe. Vegetable, canola, or avocado oil will work as well.
  • Diced Tomatoes: I used a can of seasoned diced tomatoes. If you don’t have seasoned diced tomatoes, you can make up for it by adding some Italian seasoning mix.
  • Green Onion: I used green onions, you can also used scallions as well.
  • Oregano: You will need dried oregano.
  • Garlic: I used garlic powder, but you can also fresh minced garlic.
  • Parsley: In this recipe, I used dried parsley, but you could also use fresh parsley.
  • Rice: You will need approximately 1 cup of cooked rice. You can use brown rice, white rice, orzo or even quinoa.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Once the stuffed peppers in air fryer are done, you can finish off with grated parmesan cheese.
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Equipment Needed for Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

How to Make Air Fryer Peppers

These are the basic steps for making Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Mixing the meat, stuffing the peppers and cooking the stuffed peppers.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by cooking rice. Then wash and dry bell peppers and cut into halves.

STEP 2: COOK THE MEAT

In a large skillet or saucepan, cook ground turkey or whatever ground meat you choose. Add the olive oil and spices, cook for 3-5 minutes over medium high heat. Then add in the tomatoes, rice, and onions, cook for 5 minutes.

STEP 3: STUFF AND COOK THE PEPPERS

Add even scoops of the stuffing mixture into each bell pepper half. Then place in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees f for 6-10 minutes. Finish with grated parmesan cheese, serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can prep the pepper stuffing and store in the fridge for 1-3 days. Once you are ready stuff and cook the air fry stuffed peppers.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover air fryer stuffed pepper in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze stuffed peppers, wrap each one individually in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat these air fryer stuffed peppers, place on the air fryer at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Also warm in the microwave or the oven.

Frequently Asked Questions for Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE MEAT-FREE

Make this recipe for your meatless Monday by subbing the ground meat for a plant based meat alternative, for just as delicious of a flavor.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE QUINOA IN PLACE OF RICE?

For a healthier swap, use quinoa in place of rice.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally. If you don’t have a big enough air fryer you might need to cook in two rounds.

CAN YOU FREEZE STUFFED PEPPERS?

You can easily freeze stuffed peppers to make and eat them later. It is best to cook these stuffed peppers before freezing them.

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Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Cauliflower Rice: To sneak in some extra veggies, use cauliflower rice.
  • Italian Sausage: Add crumbled Italian sausage in place ground meat in these air fryer stuffed peppers.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: For an extra cheesy touch, top stuffed peppers with mozzarella cheese before cooking in the air fryer.
  • Tex-Mex: For a Tex-Mex flavor inspired stuffed peppers, add in seasoning such as cumin, chili powder, and Mexican seasoning blend. Top with Mexican cheese blend or cojita cheese.
  • Sauces: Finish with a nice tomato sauce or other sauce.
  • Finish: Top with some fresh cilantro or parsley.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

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Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

Air Fryer Stuffed Pepper

Yield: 6 halves
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers are the perfect meal for busy weeknights. They can be made in under 30 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey, or and ground meat of your choosing such as beef or chicken
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic and basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • Grated Romano cheese

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, brown the ground meat. Add the oil and spices. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the rice, onions, and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Scoop meat filling into each pepper half and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400 for 6-8 minutes or until peppers start to brown slight.
  • Garnish with Romano cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Cauliflower Rice: To sneak in some extra veggies, use cauliflower rice.
  • Italian Sausage: Add crumbled Italian sausage in place ground meat in these air fryer stuffed peppers.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: For an extra cheesy touch, top stuffed peppers with mozzarella cheese before cooking in the air fryer.
  • Tex-Mex: For a Tex-Mex flavor inspired stuffed peppers, add in seasoning such as cumin, chili powder, and Mexican seasoning blend. Top with Mexican cheese blend or cojita cheese.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: dinner, Main Dish, Supper
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minute

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