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Comforting & Easy to Make Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole

by Bill Sweeney
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A cheesy stuffed pepper casserole is an easy to make dish and perfect for tucking into the upcoming fall season. It’s warm and pretty hearty but not quite the super rich and hearty dishes we seem to crave when the mercury really drops and short, winter days are the norm. This recipe is a meal in a bowl, mixing ground beef, rice, bell peppers, cheese, and tomato sauce into one awesome dish!

cheesy stuffed pepper casserole

I particularly enjoy this dish, not only because it’s pretty easy to make and tastes great, but because it’s a “deconstructed” riff on the classic stuffed peppers my mom used to always make as part of our typical dinner rotation. Ah…memories.

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Ok, back to the recipe.

stuffed pepper casserole

How To Make Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole

I really love the colors of this dish, especially during this time of year. The deep red from the tomato sauce, brown from the Niman Ranch 80/20 Ground Beef, and the green/yellow/orange of the bell peppers just sing autumnal comfort and warmth. Doesn’t it?

Simple, Easy, Less Mess

I think you will agree, one of the benefits of this dish is that it’s pretty simple to make with a limited amount of pots and pans to clean! You pretty much need your favorite skillet/pan or pot for this one, along with a cutting board of course. I think this is so important speaking as someone that has to have all the dishes cleaned at the end of each meal. The less mess the better. It’s such a relief!!

cheesy stuffed pepper casserole

Ingredients Needed

Do your best to get quality ingredients and put in the small amount of extra work to really make the dish sing. For example, get a block of cheddar and mozzarella and shred or grate it yourself!  Get sea salt and freshly ground your black pepper! Ok, on to the list…

  • 1 pound of Niman Ranch 80/20 ground beef
  • 2 cloves of chopped or minced garlic (the more the better if you ask me)
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cups of diced bell peppers (green, orange, yellow, or red)
  • 1 ½ cups of chunky tomato sauce
  • 14 ½ oz. of diced tomatoes (don’t drain)
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of beef broth (not pictured)
  • 1 cup of your favorite rice uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning (not pictured)…or at least oregano if you don’t have Italian seasoning
  • good salt and fresh pepper to taste

Steps to Take

Ok, so this is pretty much all you need to do. Like I said, I think you will find this to be pleasantly easy to make and clean up after.

  1. In a large skillet, brown the beautiful Niman Ranch 80/20 ground beef. This is just absolutely premium, wonderful meat from a ranch that really prides itself on treating it’s animals right. That’s enough of a selling point for me, but then when you check out the quality of the product, like the ground beef, steaks, and pork, you really will see that thee guys really know what they are doing with this whole “be good to animals” thing. LOL.
  2. Add in your onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain the fat.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (rice, chunky tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, mozzarella, and cheddar) and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender.
  6. At this point you can simply serve or you can add more cheese on the top, replace the lid to let the cheese melt to create a super cheesy stuffed pepper casserole, then serve!!

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Comforting & Easy to Make Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole was last modified: November 17th, 2020 by Bill Sweeney

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23 comments

Ben October 1, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Aww yeah. That look’s delicious. I love this recipe because it’s so much easier to eat (and cook) than regular stuffed peppers. They always fall over, and then when you eat them, they just roll around.

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Cristina Petrini October 1, 2020 - 1:33 PM

This recipe drives me crazy but I always have to wait for my mother-in-law to make it to me because I never succeed! xD

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Aliceee Traveler October 1, 2020 - 1:39 PM

oh YUM! this is my kind of casserole. the flavors look so rich and comforting! Gonna try it this weekend!

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Brianne October 1, 2020 - 3:42 PM

I have to make that this weekend. It sounds delicious, and I know my family would eat it up.

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Matt Taylor October 1, 2020 - 4:55 PM

That cheesy stuffed pepper casserole looks amazing! Perdue farms definitely sell high-quality stuff. And delivered right to the door, pretty awesome.

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Lucy Clarke October 1, 2020 - 5:03 PM

What a sumptuous dish! Love how filling and flavourful it is.

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Ashley t October 1, 2020 - 8:26 PM

This looks so good and I love that its easy to make.

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The Joyous Living October 1, 2020 - 8:33 PM

what a gorgeous and colorful dish!! looks like the perfect choice for an autumn night.

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Gervin Khan October 2, 2020 - 3:05 AM

I would love to try this one, it looks delicious and healthy! I’m sure the fam will love this.

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Toni Dash October 2, 2020 - 3:28 PM

What an amazing dish!! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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Kuntala Bhattacharya October 2, 2020 - 3:47 PM

This is a super delicious recipe. Only that I have stopped eating meat once the lockdown started. But I like pepper a lot and love dishes prepared with it.

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Kileen October 2, 2020 - 4:34 PM

This looks like a really yummy recipe. I would love to make this for my family.

Kileen
cute & little

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Hazel October 2, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Yummy! We’re such a rice loving nation here in the Philippines, but I almost always consume it the plain way. So this is a great idea! And anything with cheese is sure to be a hit!

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Marie Phillips October 2, 2020 - 10:09 PM

My boys would eat this every day of the week if I cooked it that often! They love all of the ingredients in this, but adding the cheese is the icing on the cake!

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Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland October 2, 2020 - 11:40 PM

oh yum! I was just about to make dinner and now I know exactly what I’m going to make. I cannot wait to try this recipe!

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Emman Damian October 5, 2020 - 2:03 AM

Your Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe seems very easy to do. It looks so yummy too! I can’t wait to make this on weekends!

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Lily October 7, 2020 - 12:22 AM

This looks easy to make. Looks super delicious too.

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Chris OConnell November 8, 2020 - 9:51 AM

Your recipe says two cups Italian seasoning that must be a typo?

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Bill Sweeney November 17, 2020 - 7:45 PM

Ugh, so sorry…2 tablespoons!

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Cinder November 13, 2020 - 11:37 PM

Really 2 cups Italian seasoning?? Is that a typo??

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Bill Sweeney November 17, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Ugh, so sorry…2 tablespoons!

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Rebecca Hanson November 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM

2 CUPS of Italian seasoning????? Holy cow! What did you mean to write in, please?

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Bill Sweeney November 17, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Ugh, so sorry…2 tablespoons!

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