Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

One half of a stuffed green bell pepper = 5 protein, 0.6 tsp of sugar in this healthy recipe.

Prep Time: 10 mins   Cook Time: 20 mins

Stuffed green bell peppers are a healthy and easy-to-make dinner. Taking the extra step to drain the fat from the ground meat will help you continue to succeed in your weight loss program.

If you're craving something a little spicier, try our recipe for stuffed poblano chili peppers.


Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4

Categories: Appetizers, Easy Dinners, Lunch Ideas, Side Dishes

Cuisine: American Recipes, Mexican Recipes


  • 2 large green peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • additional 2 ounces cheddar cheese for topping


  1. Boil and drain
    Boil peppers for 3 minutes; drain.
  2. Brown meat
    In same pot, brown the meat, onion and garlic.
  3. Drain fat and stir in
    Drain the fat and stir in tomatoes and seasonings.
  4. Remove from heat
    Remove from heat and add cheese.
  5. Fill peppers
    Put the bell pepper halves in a lightly coated (cooking spray) 8x8" baking pan and fill with meat mixture.
  6. Bake
    Sprinkle extra cheese on top of the peppers. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1 half of a stuffed pepper