Un-Stuffed Green Peppers

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Un-Stuffed Green Peppers . . . all the flavor of stuffed green peppers, but made easier, all in one skillet.

All the flavors of stuffed green peppers, made easier. These stuffed peppers are made in one skillet. An easy dinner recipe your family will love.

We have picked a boatload of  green peppers from our garden the last week, so I have been trying to come up with ways to serve them. I found a Stuffed Green Pepper recipe in one of my many cookbooks, tweaked it a bit, and came up with this yummy dinner recipe.

Stuffed Green Peppers without all the work - this easy dinner recipe is made all in one skillet!

The best part about this version of stuffed peppers is that you don’t actually have to stuff the peppers. Truth be told, I stuffed some of this mixture into a couple of peppers and baked them. The verdict: more work and not as good. My husband and oldest son’s love green peppers but they didn’t liked the baked pepper. They thought it might be OK served in a fresh bell pepper, so you could try that if you want. But we love it served right out of the skillet.

Easy and delicious twist on stuffed green peppers. You make this recipe all in one skillet! My family loves it.

My entire family loved these skillet “stuffed” green peppers. In fact, my 7 year old son’s actual comment was “Mom, this is the best thing you’ve ever made. . . well, in a while.” (This had nothing to due with the fact that he was starving, and he knew we were having cake for dessert, I’m just sure of it.)

My four year old even had seconds. I call that a win! I served this with tossed salad, and my homemade ranch dressing. It makes for an easy, delicious, and healthy meal. Just look at that cheesy goodness. Oh my.

Un-stuffed green peppers. Give this dinner recipe a try when you need a fast, delicious meal.

If you like stuffed green peppers but want something a little easier, give this recipe a try!

Skillet stuffed green peppers

I have made this recipe with both white and brown rice, and both ways are fantastic.

Un-Stuffed Green Peppers

Un-Stuffed Green Peppers
All the flavors of stuffed peppers in a skillet meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup raw rice (I used brown rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain off all fat. Add remaining ingredients except grated cheese. Cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes or till rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Add more water if mixture looks too dry.

Sprinkle cheese over the top and replace the lid. Let cook till the cheese melts. (You can turn the stove off at this point. You just need the cheese to melt.)


You can substitute 3/4 cup white rice for the 1/2 cup of brown rice.

Love stuffed green peppers but not all the hassle? Give these skillet stuffed peppers a try. All the flavor of the classic recipe, but so much easier!

More yummy one-skillet dinner recipes:

Skillet Chicken and Noodles
Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna
One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff


  1. lou ann moffett says:

    my sister and i have done that for many years.. it is good that way.. she can get her boys to eat it better made in the skillet……

  2. You can freeze green peppers.just top and cut in half get out seeds and choop or just leave in halves and freeze in a plastic bag. When needed just use out of bag.

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