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Crockpot Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 432kcal
These Crockpot Stuffed Peppers are stuffed with savory ground beef, tender rice, delicious spices, and cheesy mozzarella. Easy and delicious, these stuffed peppers will be your new favorite weeknight meal.
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  • 6 bell peppers any color
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 ounces 1 jar marinara sauce, divided
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Spray the inside of the crock of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers
  • Cut the tops off of the bell pepper. Set aside the peppers for stuffing, then dice the tops.
    6 bell peppers
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers
  • In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, add beef, diced peppers, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, red pepper, and black pepper. Brown the mixture until no pink in the beef remains.
    1 cup onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 1 ½ pounds ground beef
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers
  • Stir in the rice, breaking up any clumps. Then add 1 ¼ cups of marinara sauce and stir to coat. Remove the pan from the heat.
    1 cup cooked rice, 24 ounces 1 jar marinara sauce, divided
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers
  • Pour the remaining marinara in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Stuff each pepper with the beef-rice mixture, and place them upright in the slow cooker.
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers
  • Slow cook on low for 4 hours (or high for 2 hours). Sprinkle tops evenly with cheese, close the lid, and allow the cheese to melt in the residual heat for 5-10 minutes before serving garnished with parsley.
    1 cup mozzarella cheese, Fresh parsley
    how to make crockpot stuffed peppers



Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3912IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg