Easy Stuffed Peppers 

This skillet version cooks up in just 20 minutes for a healthy family dinner option.


– Bell peppers – Ground beef – Crushed tomatoes – Onion powder – Garlic powder – Oregano – Salt – Rice – Shredded cheese

Step 1.

Prepare the bell peppers. I usually slice up fresh ones, but you can use frozen if you prefer. Cut the peppers to be similar in size so they cook evenly.

Step 2.

Prepare the rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, warm a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 3.

Add the beef, breaking up with a wooden spoon, the peppers, and spices. Cook for about 5 minutes.  (You could use ground turkey if you prefer.)

Step 4.

Add the tomatoes. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Use plain crushed tomatoes or those with basil and Italian spices for more flavor.

Step 5.

Remove lid, stir, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 6.

Serve over rice topped with cheese and basil, if desired. Adults may like this with crushed red pepper on top.

You can make the rice and cook the filling, and store them in the fridge until dinnertime. You can also make each component up to 3 days ahead and simply reheat to serve.