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Stuffed Peppers Casserole Recipe

This stuffed peppers casserole recipe was a super happy accident, friends. All of my kids absolutely love green peppers, which is pretty amazing considering how picky they all are with their food choices. They also have an affinity for traditional stuffed peppers. Each time I would make them though, they would complain about how hard they were to eat. Hard to cut, hard to contain once they did managed to cut them etc. So I stopped making them for a while. After a friend gifted us with a ton of green peppers from their garden last week, I decided to try my hand at a fun new twist on stuffed peppers; a casserole that combines all of the ingredients of traditional stuffed peppers in a one-dish meal. The results were a big hit! All of the kids cleared their plates and asked for more, which is a complement in itself, coming from my group picky eaters. Give it a whirl for dinner this week and I'm sure you'll like it just as much as my crew - it's delicious and so SO easy to put together!

Grab my recipe for stuffed peppers casserole, below. 

Stuffed Green Peppers Casserole
Recipe yields: 10-12 Servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes

What you'll need: 
  • a large skillet
  • a  9" x 13" non-stick baking pan (or glass baking dish)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • salt and pepper (about a tablespoon each / to taste)
  • 4 medium green peppers (washed and diced)
  • 1 24 oz. jar of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef (or ground turkey) cooked and drained (add salt and pepper to taste while cooking
  • 12 ounces long grain wild rice (cooked according to instructions)
  • 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion (diced and sauteed)
  • 16 oz. Colby Jack shredded cheese

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F.)
  2. Cook long grain rice according to package instructions. Set to the side
  3. Dice green peppers Set to the side.
  4. Dice onion, saute in butter for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Set to the side.
  5. Saute ground beef until cooked through (with salt and pepper to taste - I use about 1 tablespoon of each). Set to the side
  6. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, spread half of the tomato sauce - covering the entire bottom of the baking sheet. 
  7. Next, add your cooked long grain rice on top of the tomato sauce. 
  8. Now, add your cooked ground beef on top of the rice.
  9. Next, add your sauteed onions on top of the ground beef. 
  10. Now add your diced tomatoes on top of the sauteed onions.
  11. Next spread the remaining tomato sauce over top of the diced tomatoes.
  12. Now, add your diced green peppers covering the entire surface of your casserole.
  13. Top with shredded cheese (generously covering the top of your casserole).
  14. Bake at 350 (F.) for  45 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes before slicing / serving. ENJOY!