26 of the Best Stuffed Pepper Recipes You Can Make

Peppers aren’t just tasty toppings for pizza and fajitas. They’re nature’s bowls, practically begging us to fill them with something delicious. And you're not limited to ground beef. Behold, 26 of the best stuffed pepper recipes of all time, from buffalo chicken-stuffed peppers to jalapeño poppers with bacon.

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1. Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers

Hey, you can’t go wrong with a classic. They're meaty, cheesy and ready to devour in 40 minutes—no wonder they're timeless.

2. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

Whip them up once and you'll be making them for every future picnic you ever attend. This chicken salad is lighter than store-bought, thanks to swapping mayonnaise for Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard.

3. Pimento Cheese Stuffed Shishito Peppers

Like a classy remix of the humble jalapeño popper. Bonus points for making your own pimento cheese from scratch.

4. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Psst: Quinoa is packed with protein, so it's just the satiating supper for Meatless Monday. Feel free to go wild with all the fixings (we're looking at you, sour cream and guac.)

5. Breakfast Stuffed Bell Peppers

The trick to painless mornings is waking up to a breakfast you actually want to eat. These beauties are loaded with baked eggs, cheese and chives.

6. Roasted Cherry, Couscous And Brie Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This further proves our cardinal rule: It’s totally OK to eat Brie for every meal. The sweet, tart cherries and creamy cheese are just the match for the poblanos' mild spice.

7. Greek-style Stuffed Peppers

Canned chickpeas and ground beef make these beyond satisfying. The peppers are also grilled instead of baked, so they're sweet and smoky.

8. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Two beloved appetizers, one decadent dish. Start with shredded rotisserie chicken to save yourself a ton of time.

9. Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

These better-for-you stuffed peppers taste like tacos, thanks to cumin, salsa and lime juice. (We're betting they'd taste even better drenched in creamy cilantro-lime dressing...just sayin'.)

10. Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños

Put a plate of these down at a party and watch them disappear in two minutes flat. Feel free to make them a day in advance. You can even assemble and freeze them for up to two months.

11. Sausage Stuffed Peppers

These savory gems boast fresh oregano, fresh basil, mushrooms and your choice of cooked rice or quinoa.

12. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Between the pinto beans, brown rice, mozzarella and avocado, these beauties are sure to satisfy—even without meat.

13. Jalapeño-goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

Aren't they the cutest three-ingredient starters of all time? In the off-season, char the peppers on a grill pan indoors instead of on the backyard barbecue.

14. Lightened-up Salsa Verde Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Complete with fresh avocado-corn salsa. The recipe calls for stuffing the peppers with brown rice or quinoa, but we're betting cilantro-lime avocado rice would taste even better.

15. Italian Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a lean lunch to meal prep? Whip up a batch of these peppers filled with ground chicken, diced tomatoes, brown rice and mozzarella, then chow down on the leftovers all week (they keep in the fridge for four days).

16. Low-carb Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Trade lasagna noodles for roasted bell peppers and you've got a keto-friendly dinner for the masses. Don't be shy with the ricotta.

17. Beer And Black Bean-stuffed Poblano Peppers

Black beans cooked in Mexican lager and chipotles in adobo? Where do we sign? We'll take extra cotija cheese on ours, please.

18. Chicken And Rice Stuffed Peppers

Hellooooo, pantry staples. Everything from long-grain rice to vegetable broth to tomato paste get their moment in the spotlight with this 40-minute recipe.

19. Queso Stuffed Poblanos

So, you're making homemade queso when—oh no! It's way too runny. We have just the fix: flax meal. It will soak up the excess moisture and bind the sauce together. Crisis averted.

20. Greek Orzo Stuffed Red Peppers With Lemony Basil Tomatoes

When in doubt, pile on the pasta. The filling has a ton of flavor, thanks to balsamic vinegar, kalamata olives, pepperoncini and feta cheese. But the lemon-basil tomatoes are the real cherry on top.

21. Jalapeño Poppers With Bacon

These are a far cry from store-bought frozen poppers stuffed with a neon cheese-like substance. They're also baked instead of fried, so there's no need to brave a pot of spitting oil to get your app on. Bonus? The bacon is mixed right into the filling instead of wrapped around the pepper, so you get some in every bite.

22. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

These peppers have everything their classic predecessor does, minus the bread: thin-sliced flank steak, sautéed onions, provolone cheese and all the mushrooms.

23. Crock-pot Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

We know what you're cooking this weekend. Take ten minutes to make the filling, spoon it into the peppers and let it cook to melty perfection in the slow cooker.

24. Grilled Chiles Rellenos With Chipotle Peach Mojo Shrimp

Grilled cotija-stuffed poblanos. Peach-mango corn salsa. Skewered mango-coconut shrimp. Need we say more?

25. Cheeseburger-stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

The ground beef gets its flavor from taco seasoning, but if you want to up the burger-inspired ante, add ketchup, mustard, diced onions and minced pickles to the meat, too.

26. Mini Italian Meatball Mac And Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Whoops, we're in love. Who knew Parmesan-infused Italian chicken sausage meatballs and sharp cheddar mac and cheese were soulmates?

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...