Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

My favorite thing about stuffed peppers is that you can fix them ANY way you like and no matter what you choose you will end up with a delicious, filling dinner! You can use Sausage, Beef, Bison or Lamb! We like to fix them a few different ways in our house so I will share my favorites. 

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

Recipe by Alexandria Nunley

For any way you choose to fix your stuffed peppers, you want to slice the tops off your peppers, remove the seeds from inside and boil the peppers in a large pot for about 5-10 minutes. This will soften them and shorten your overall baking time once they are stuffed! 


  • 8 Bell Peppers

  • 1 lb Ground Meat of your choice, I use Beef or Italian Sausage 

  • 1 box of Garlic & Herb Rice

  • 1 can Italian Style Diced Tomatoes 

  • Ricotta Cheese or Boursin Cheese - amount of your choice

  • 1 bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  • Prepare your box of rice as suggested on the box and set aside
  • Brown your meat in a skillet until fully cooked! 
  • Place softened peppers into 9-13 casserole dish.
  • Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and stuff your peppers! 
  • After each spoonful, mash your mixture down slightly into the pepper. This will ensure that each one is very full and packed with flavor! 
  • Top with Mozzarella Cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven until your cheese is melted and bubbling!