Hearty Stuffed Pepper Casserole – A Family Favorite Dinner

STUFFED PEPPER CASSEROLE on a plate, featuring melted cheese, ground beef, rice, and diced green bell peppers.

Dive into the heartwarming flavors of our Stuffed Pepper Casserole, a dish that transforms the classic stuffed pepper into a delectable and easy-to-serve meal. This casserole melds ground beef, rice, and peppers with a mix of seasonings and gooey cheese, creating a comfort food sensation that’s bound to become a household staple.

Why You’ll Love This Stuffed Pepper Casserole

This casserole is a testament to home-cooked goodness. It’s packed with the savory flavors of seasoned beef, tender peppers, and aromatic spices, all smothered in melted cheddar. It’s a one-dish wonder that promises a hassle-free cooking experience and a delightful meal.

Customizing Your Casserole

Feel free to add other vegetables, switch up the cheese, or even make it vegetarian with a simple swap for beans.

Serving and Pairing Ideas

This casserole pairs beautifully with a crisp salad or steamed vegetables. For a low-carb option, serve over cauliflower rice.

Storing and Reheating Your Casserole

Store leftovers in an airtight container, and reheat in the oven or microwave for a quick and satisfying meal.

Nutritional Information

A hearty serving of this casserole is a balance of protein, veggies, and carbs, making it a well-rounded meal.

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STUFFED PEPPER CASSEROLE on a plate, featuring melted cheese, ground beef, rice, and diced green bell peppers.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole


  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x

Description

The Best Stuffed Pepper Casserole is a deliciously easy and tasty dinner recipe! Ground beef, rice, tomatoes, garlic, cheese and seasonings!


Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F and coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook the Beef and Veggies:
    • In a large skillet with high sides, brown the ground beef with diced bell peppers and onion over medium-high heat until the meat is fully cooked and vegetables are softened. Then, drain any excess grease.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • To the skillet, stir in minced garlic, seasonings, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and rice. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer to Baking Dish:
    • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish, spreading it evenly.
  5. Bake the Casserole:
    • Cover with foil and bake for about 60 minutes, stirring midway to ensure even cooking of the rice.
  6. Add Cheese:
    • Once the rice is cooked, sprinkle the casserole with cheddar cheese and return to the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is perfectly melted.

Notes

  • Ensure that the rice is submerged in the liquid to avoid uneven cooking.
  • If you prefer a crispy top, broil the casserole for the last few minutes.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Nutrition

  • Calories: 493kcal
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 1083mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 27g

The Stuffed Pepper Casserole is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of flavor, ease, and the joy of sharing a delicious dish with loved ones. So gather your ingredients, and let’s make dinner memorable with this scrumptious casserole!