Stuffed Peppers Recipe (Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers)

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won’t believe how easy this stuffed bell pepper recipe is and how much your entire family will love it. 

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

Stuffed Peppers Recipe (Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers)

This Stuffed Peppers Recipe oozing with enchiladas are the ultimate comfort food. Bell Peppers make the perfect little basket for all this cheesy enchilada goodness. Low carb enchiladas? SIGN ME UP!

I’m totally aware that you can make stuffed bell peppers into a healthy dinner. I’m aware. That’s not what I did. I made stuffed peppers recipe into an oooey gooey cheesy mess of delicious flavors! These bell peppers are stuffed with everything that makes Mexican night a weekly favorite, spicy beef, green chiles, enchilada sauce, sauteed onions, and SO MUCH CHEESE!

This enchilada Stuffed Peppers recipe reheats like a dream and it’s loved by the entire family. And just because they’re baked and inside a vegetable…I’m going to pretend they’re healthy. Shhhhh! Don’t burst my bubble. CHEESY ENCHILADA EASY STUFFED PEPPERS are my new obsession!

I’ve always known I loved Tex Mex Recipes like our Chicken Tacos and Best Queso Recipe…but there’s a new favorite in town, this Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe!

I love so many things about this Stuffed Peppers Recipe, including that they’re the perfect size, oh so easy to make, and require little clean up.

 

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

Easy Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

This stuffed bell peppers recipe is yet another recipe that proves cooking with Old El Paso is always the easy and yummy way to go. Don’t have all the spices? Don’t worry, their amazing taco seasoning has you covered! Don’t want to make your own high maintenance enchilada sauce? Why would you when theirs is so delish! Their green chiles are my absolute fave and they add just the right amount of kick to this Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers recipe. I literally cannot wait for you guys to try these!

Can stuffed peppers be frozen?

I get this question all the time! The answer is YES! Be sure everything is fully cooked, fully cooled before freezing, and be sure to wrap well (plastic wrap) and store in an airtight container. You can also store them in the fridge and reheat for 3-5 days. Makes them a great meal to make for your favorite new mama, friend in need, or spouse for work the next day. High fives all around!

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

Can I make these Easy Stuffed Peppers healthy?

Of course! All  you have to do is go easy on the cheese and sub ground turkey for the beef. Simple right? Your family will love them either way, trust me! You can truly make these Stuffed Peppers as indulgent or as healthy as you want. The choice is yours!

How to Make Stuffed Peppers

Another thing I love so much about this stuffed bell pepper recipe is how you could customize it to your family’s liking. Just so easy, so good, and so fun. They’re a show stopper whether cooking for your kids or entertaining a crowd. Yum YUM!

Here are a few ways you can customize these Stuffed Peppers to make them perfect for your family:

  • Add chicken
  • Add quinoa or rice
  • Make in other flavors like Hawaiian Stuffed Peppers
  • Make them spicy by using spicy enchilada sauce or jalapenos!

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This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

I hope you give these Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers Recipe a try TONIGHT! With only 7 ingredients, what are you waiting for?! Enjoy!

If you’re wanting to make this Enchilada Stuffed Peppers Recipe for Cinco de Mayo, we have lots of other great recipe ideas for pairing! Serve with our Cheesy Mexican Rice, Homemade Tortilla Chips, Mexican Grilled Corn, and Cowboy Dip Recipe. Be sure to stir together a Skinny Margarita to complete the meal and celebrate the day. It’s our favorite food holiday…no time for moderation!

Watch How to Make Stuffed Peppers or check out the recipe card below for full instructions.

If you like this stuffed bell pepper recipe, try these other favorite Cheesy Mexican Recipes:

This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won't believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them. 

Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken enchiladas, stuffed peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
This STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE is our go-to easy dinner recipe. These Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are loaded with beef, green chiles, onions, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese! You won’t believe how easy these are and how much your entire family will love them.
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Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 can chopped green chiles 4.5 ounce can
  • 1/4 cup Red Enchilada Sauce Medium
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with foil (we love REYNOLDS!) and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat ground beef over medium high heat, crumbling as you cook. If there is extra oil after your beef is fully cooked, drain and return to the heat.

  3. Stir in the taco seasoning and stir until well coated. Toss in the onions and allow to cook with the beef.
  4. When beef is almost cooked through and onions begin to become transluescent, stir in the green chiles and enchilada sauce. Turn off heat. Set aside.
  5. Cut the top off each pepper and hollow out the inside; removing ribs and seeds. Place each pepper on the baking sheet.
  6. To stuff each pepper, start with several spoonfuls beef, then half cup cheese, then fill nearly to the top with beef. Top with another 1/2 cup cheese (depending on size of the pepper, 1/4 cup cheese would be enough. Whatever covers the top to your liking), and place the top back on the pepper. Repeat with remaining peppers.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is melty.
  8. Serve immediately with sour cream and cilantro if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 1282mg 53%
Potassium 700mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 32.2%
Vitamin C 133.1%
Calcium 40.4%
Iron 24.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
This is a great idea! Stuffed peppers are one of my husband's favorite dishes, but it never crossed my mind to put enchilada filling in the center. We'll be having these soon. Love how cheesy they are!
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Filled with bubbly enchilada sauce and topped with melty cheese, these Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers will delight and satisfy every guest at the dinner table! Preheat an oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium heat.
Lakisha
This was delicious and my son who claims to "hate" peppers asked for seconds. I used ground turkey and added rice and black beans. Pared with salad and breadsticks delicious.
    Becky Hardin
    This is awesome news! Thanks for letting me know :)
    Rachel
    Did you use canned beans? If so did you simmer them prior to putting them in the pepper and then let cook for another 30-40 mins? Or did you put beans in directly from can?
Melissa Griffiths
Cheese makes everything better! These are gorgeous!
Shana Chelich
I can´t eat beef so I am wondering if ground pork would work as well? This looks delicious.
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This is awesome Reciepe I loved it
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This is the time for meal. My mouth is really watering to taste this stuffed peppers. It's different and delicious.
Haley
How long will the peppers stay Good if i quadruPle the recipe
    Becky Hardin
    These are best right away just because the peppers can get pretty soggy the next day. They're still good, just not as good. I'd say as far as food safety you'd need to eat within 2-3 days and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!
Haley
Can i freeze them if so how long would i thaw them N how long to cook
    Becky Hardin
    I have never frozen them but I would think with the ingredients that you could. I would let them thaw in the fridge first and then cook just about 5 minutes longer than listed. Hope it works out well!
      Haley
      How long should I thaw thEm for in the friDge
        Becky Hardin
        I've just never prepared them that way so to be honest I'm not totally sure. I'd say for at least an hour. Hope that helps!
Annie
I just made this for dinner and holy enchilada this is amazing!!! Thank you for this awesome RECIPE!
    Becky Hardin
    HOORAY! Made my night to get this comment. Thanks so much for saying hi, so glad you loved the recipe :)
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