Whether you need a platter of great appetizers or a hearty main dish at the table, these stuffed pepper recipes are just the thing. Easy, quick, and delicious, these recipes are a great dinner solution.
Dressing-Stuffed Mini PeppersWe love these stuffed peppers as an appetizer, but you can also serve them as a side dish. Be sure to use baby bell peppers and not mini sweet peppers (shaped like jalapeños) so they're big enough to accommodate the filling.
Crab-Stuffed Grilled Bell Peppers
This fast appetizer combines stuffed mini bell peppers and creamy crab dip into one pretty, portable bite. Use multicolored peppers for extra pop.
Bulgur-Stuffed Mini Peppers
In the heat of summer, you'll be thankful for this raw, fresh, crunchy appetizer you can easily make ahead for guests. To keep things raw, we "cooked" the bulgur with a simple soak, where the grain is covered with warm tap water and sits for 30 minutes.
Stuffed Roasted Bell Peppers (Poivrons Farcis)The peppers must first be blackened and blistered over an open flame or under the broiler to loosen the skins. The peeled pepper halves are then stuffed with fresh mozzarella or mild feta for this simple Provençal first course. Garnish them with anchovy fillets and olives, and then drizzle with herbed red pepper oil.
Stuffed Padrón PeppersThe nontraditional combo of Spanish peppers with a tangy cheddar and bread crumbs makes for an addictive appetizer--one that's even better with a cold beer. If you're subbing in sweet peppers, cut the cheese sticks a bit longer.
Stuffed Peppers with Chèvre, Pecans, and Golden Raisins"Both sides of my family--the Greeks and the Southerners--love stuffed peppers."
Crab-stuffed Grilled Bell PeppersThe crab meat stuffing in these big peppers is a great seafood option.
Chicken and Couscous Stuffed Bell PeppersUpdate the classic stuffed bell pepper recipe with a tangy chicken, couscous, and goat cheese salad, instead of the traditional ground beef and rice.
Stuffed Poblano PeppersPoblano peppers range in heat level from quite spicy to rather mild, and there's no way to know what you're getting until you take a bite. If your peppers are too hot, cool off with a dollop of sour cream.
Turkey-Stuffed PeppersEnjoy the powerful flavor combination of sweet corn and salty feta in Turkey-Stuffed Peppers.
Spinach-and-Sausage-Stuffed Peppers"I may never use ground meat in my peppers again," said Fran Parisi, Grace Parisi's mother, when she tried this super-flavorful sausage-stuffed version. Another revelation: Smaller Italian frying peppers are much easier to brown in a skillet than the typical green bell peppers, and they also cook faster.
Stuffed Baby Peppers with Yogurt and Floral Honey"Honey is an incredible anti-everything," says Jovial King. "It's antibacterial, antiviral and great for combating allergies, as long as it's raw." Marcia Kiesel uses King's flower-infused honey in savory dishes, like these yogurt-stuffed peppers.
Stuffed Peppers with Thai Curry Rice and MushroomsEmilee and Jere Gettle make this hearty vegetarian dish when bell peppers are at their peak in late summer.
Chorizo-and Goat Cheese-Stuffed PeppersColorful baby bell peppers serve as the base to this south-of-the-border inspired appetizer of Chorizo-and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppers.
Herb and Sausage-Stuffed PeppersYou can set up this recipe in less than fifteen minutes, turn on the slow cooker, and go. Come back in four hours, and your supper will be ready.
Mediterranean Stuffed PeppersStuffed peppers get an update in this Mediterranean-inspired recipe for stuffed peppers. Couscous replaces rice and fragrant flavors, such as cumin, cinnamon, and fresh ginger, abound in Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers.
Orzo-Stuffed PeppersBaby argula and feta cheese combine with orzo for this simple recipe for Orzo-Stuffed Peppers. You can prepare this meatless main dish up to 12 hours before serving. Just cover baking dish with foil, refrigerate, and reheat at 400 degrees.
Stuffed PeppersThis recipe makes enough rice to use in Chicken Fried Rice and Rice and Bean Burritos.
Cheese-Stuffed Grilled PeppersRobert Perkins and John Lancaster, the wine directors at San Francisco's Boulevard restaurant, love making this snack at backyard barbecues using all types of medium-sized peppers: As the peppers blister, the cheese mixture tucked inside turns warm and gooey.
Baked Stuffed PeppersBell peppers make a perfect vehicle for this hearty weeknight meal. The recipe calls for ground beef, but you could also use ground chicken or ground turkey.
Grilled Stuffed PeppersThis method and cooking time works equally as well with jalapeños, but we found the heat level of those peppers to be too unpredictable for everyone to enjoy.
Beef-and-Rice-Stuffed PeppersMake a family-friendly one-dish meal that even the kids will love. Mild bell peppers get a delicious filing made with rice and ground beef.
Spicy Stuffed PeppersAn Anaheim pepper is a variety of the New Mexico chile pepper, with a mild to medium-hot flavor.
Stuffed Piquillo PeppersPiquillos are small, red, spicy-sweet roasted Spanish peppers; look for them in gourmet groceries.
Stuffed Poblano PeppersStuffed peppers make an easy one-dish dinner idea for any weeknight. Try this version, which features creamy goat cheese and fresh corn.
Supersimple Stuffed PeppersRequiring only seven ingredients, these super easy stuffed peppers are perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Jasmine Rice-Stuffed PeppersTry this easy jasmine rice-stuffed pepper recipe for a delicious home-cooked family meal.
Stuffed Roasted Red PeppersThese stuffed peppers feature classic Mediterranean flavors like olive oil, garlic, fresh spinach, couscous, and feta cheese.
Stuffed PeppersThis recipe uses tofu in the filling, making this a quick and easy vegetarian meal.
Skillet Stuffed PeppersShepherd's pie meets the classic stuffed pepper. This recipe can also be made with red, yellow, or orange bell peppers.
Mediterranean Lamb- and Couscous-Stuffed PeppersStuff brightly colored bell pepper halves with a Mediterannean-inspired lamb and couscous filling. This dish is perfect for a light summer supper.
Vegetarian Stuffed PeppersThis recipe for stuffed peppers trades in the meat in favor of vegetables like red bell peppers, shallots, and mushrooms. The blend of flavors is sure to please guests.
Carrot-and-Cabbage Stuffed PeppersMixing shredded carrots and cabbage to fill sliced peppers makes for a light and fresh picnic option.
Fiery Stuffed Cherry Pepper AppetizersStuffed peppers make a colorful appetizer for your next dinner party. The cool cream cheese mellows the heat of the pepper, offering your guests a true explosion of flavor.
Barbecue Shrimp And Cornbread-Stuffed PeppersThis fancy presentation is easy to achieve by topping the peppers with jumbo shrimp and sprigs of fresh thyme.
Grilled Bean and Cheese Stuffed PoblanosThe cheesy filling becomes extra gooey and melty as the peppers grill. Unlike with a lot of stuffed peppers, you don't need to roast these before stuffing. Poblanos are fairly mild, especially with the seeds removed. For even less heat, use Anaheim chiles.
Grilled Stuffed JalapeñosThe rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar nicely contrasts the muted spice of grilled jalapeño peppers. This appetizer recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version.
Pecan-Stuffed Pickled JalapeñosSlice pickled jalapeño pepper in half, fill with store-bought herbed garlic cheese and sprinkle with chopped pecans for an easy, 3-ingredient appetizer. You can make these a day ahead and keep chilled until serving time.