Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers with ground beef make a healthy and easy family dinner! These Stuffed Bell Peppers are ready in just 30 minutes, they are great for busy weeknights and also perfect for meal prep. It’s one of those comfort food recipes that bring the family together to enjoy a delicious meal.

Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers is a simple and easy weeknight recipe. This is a bit healthier version of stuffed peppers made with lean ground beef instead of the traditional fatty ground pork & beef and uses way less fats.

For this recipe, bell peppers are stuffed with lean ground beef, cooked rice, and sauteed green onions then cooked with a flavorful tomato sauce in the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot makes the Stuffed Peppers ready in just 10 minutes and produces the same great results!

This recipe also fits a variety of healthy eating diets, contains under 300 calories per serve (weight loss friendly recipe), and provides balanced macronutrients. Packed with lean protein, fresh veggies, and complex carbs these Stuffed Bell Peppers are the all-in-one healthy complete meal.

Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

What to Eat With Stuffed Peppers

These Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers are delicious on their own but I like to add extra vegetables on the side. I served them with zucchini noodles and green peas for a complete meal full of vegetables. It’s also great to serve them with a simple salad like this Healthy Caesar Salad.

For a heartier meal, you can serve them with Mashed Potatoes or this Broccoli with Ham and Beans.

Top Stuffed Bell Peppers with the tomato sauce the peppers were cooked in and a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

Make-Ahead Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed peppers are perfect for making in advance or meal prep. If you want to make them 1 or 2 days ahead, simply stuff peppers with the prepared filling and refrigerate them in an airtight container. Before cooking, make the tomato sauce, place the stuffed peppers in and cook in Instant Pot (steps 5 and 6 below).

The cooked peppers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.

How to Freeze Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers can be frozen uncooked or after cooking.

Uncooked Prepare the rice and meat filling and allow it to cool. Stuff the peppers and then place them in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Store in a freezer for up to 3 months. To cook the frozen peppers, do not need to thaw them. Just place your frozen peppers inside the Instant Pot, add tomato sauce and cook on “Pressure cook” setting for 15 minutes.

Cooked – Store leftover stuffed peppers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in a microwave or Instant Pot with adding favorite tomato sauce.

Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

More Ground Beef Recipes to Try:

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Healthy Eggplant and Meatball Casserole

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

Ground Beef Tacos

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Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
4 – 6 servings 20 min 10 min 30 min

Ingredients for Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • 6 medium bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 Tbsp. (or 7g) olive oil
  • 1 cup (or ~100g) green onion, diced, divided
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 ¼ lb (or 575g) lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 cups (or 230g) cooked rice
  • 2 cups (or 360g) diced tomatoes
  • chopped basil, thyme, and parsley
  • 1/3 cup (60g) mozzarella cheese for topping, optional
  • salt & pepper to tasteStuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers in Instant Pot

  1. Cut off the tops of the peppers. Remove the cores and seeds. Set aside.
  2. Select “Sauté” setting on your Instant Pot. Add the oil into the bottom of the Instant Pot and allow to preheat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Once hot, add one-half of the green onion and one-half of the minced garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute or so. Add the ground beef, Italian seasoning, steak seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until beef is browned.Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe
  4. Press “Cancel”, add cooked rice, and mix until well combined. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Stuff the bell peppers with the rice and meat filling; set aside.Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe
  5. Prepare the tomato sauce. Select “Sauté” setting on your Instant Pot (don’t need to wash the pot after browning the ground beef). Add the remaining green onions with garlic and pour the diced tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, add the chopped basil, thyme, and parsley. Cook and stir the sauce for 1 to 2 minutes and press “Cancel”.Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe
  6. Place the stuffed peppers into the tomato sauce in the Instant Pot; spoon a little sauce over each pepper, if desire.Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe
  7. Lock the lid in place and set the vent to “sealing”. Select “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  8. Once finished cooking, carefully quickly release the pressure or allow the Instant Pot to release naturally. Open the lid and sprinkle the g mozzarella cheese over the peppers. Close the lid (but not seal) for about 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  9. Carefully remove the stuffed bell peppers from the Instant Pot, and serve drizzled with the sauce from the bottom of the Instant Pot. Enjoy!

Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

How Many Calories in Stuffed Bell Peppers

Calories (per 1 serve, 300g): 290 kcal Calories (per 100g ): 97 kcal
Fat: 12.1 g Fat: 4.0 g
Carbohydrates: 21.1 g Carbohydrates: 7.0 g
Protein: 24.0 g Protein: 8.0 g
Stuffed Bell Peppers – 30-min Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers with ground beef make a healthy and easy family dinner! These Stuffed Bell Peppers are ready in just 30 minutes, they are great for busy weeknights and also perfect for meal prep. It’s one of those comfort food recipes that bring the family together to enjoy a delicious meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 medium bell peppers any color
  • 1 Tbsp. or 7g olive oil
  • 1 cup or ~100g green onion, diced, divided
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • 1 ¼ lb or 575g lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 cups or 230g cooked rice
  • 2 cups or 360g diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped basil thyme, and parsley
  • 1/3 cup 60g mozzarella cheese for topping, optional
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the tops of the peppers. Remove the cores and seeds. Set aside.
  • Select “Sauté” setting on your Instant Pot. Add the oil into the bottom of the Instant Pot and allow to preheat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Once hot, add one-half of the green onion and one-half of the minced garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute or so. Add the ground beef, Italian seasoning, steak seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until beef is browned.
  • Press “Cancel”, add cooked rice and mix until well combined. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Stuff the bell peppers with the rice and meat filling; set aside.
  • Prepare the tomato sauce. Select “Sauté” setting on your Instant Pot (don’t need to wash the pot after browning the ground beef). Add the remaining green onions with garlic and pour the diced tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, add the chopped basil, thyme, and parsley. Cook and stir the sauce for 1 to 2 minutes and press “Cancel”.
  • Place the stuffed peppers into the tomato sauce in the Instant Pot; spoon a little sauce over each pepper, if desire.
  • Lock the lid in place and set the vent to “sealing”. Select “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  • Once finished cooking, carefully quickly release the pressure or allow the Instant Pot to release naturally. Open the lid and sprinkle the g mozzarella cheese over the peppers. Close the lid (but not seal) for about 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Carefully remove the stuffed bell peppers from the Instant Pot, and serve drizzled with the sauce from the bottom of the Instant Pot. Enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Stuffed Bell Peppers
Calories (per 1 serve, 300g): 290 kcal Calories (per 100g ): 97 kcal
Fat: 12.1 g Fat: 4.0 g
Carbohydrates: 21.1 g Carbohydrates: 7.0 g
Protein: 24.0 g Protein: 8.0 g
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