One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole — Damn Delicious

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One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole

All the flavors of stuffed peppers without any of the fuss coming together in ONE PAN! So hearty, decadent and filling!

Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

Yes, I know. I’m literally all over the place right now. And I’m still adjusting to Pacific Standard Time.

Yet I took another flight out to Oregon.

Because I just had to try Voodoo Doughnuts. It’s 0.3 miles from our hotel. And it’s 24/7.

So I went tonight. And I’ll be there first thing in the morning.

But first. This casserole.

This one pot casserole. Yes. To all of it.

Rice. Ground beef. Veggies. Peppers. Cheese. And cheese.

My next recipe will be in New York. Please stay tuned.

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One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

All the flavors of stuffed peppers without any of the fuss coming together in ONE PAN! So hearty, decadent and filling!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef*
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 cup beef broth*
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in bell peppers until tender, about 3-4 minutes
  3. Stir in tomatoes, green chiles, rice, beef broth, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  4. Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

*Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted.

*Vegetable or chicken broth can be substituted.

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As an avid donut lover I never waste my calories on Voodoo or Blue Sar donut…more hype than quality or flavor. Try Pip’s on NE Fremont or Delicious Donuts on SE Grand.

Welcome to Portland, Chungah!
Hope you have had a chance to enjoy the fabulous foodie culture we have here!
Did you get to Powell’s City of Books, and check out their cooking section?
Hope you had a great time here!

PS I love stuffed peppers but hardly ever make them, so this recipe looks fabulous! I generally don’t eat high carb foods like rice, so I might try it with cauliflower rice instead – will let you know how it turs out!

Looks absolutely delicious! It’ll be on my dinner menu this week for sure!

This looks amazing! Definitely making this soon!

I’m assuming you used long grain rice?

I made this for dinner tonight sans chilis, with Italian seasonings in place of Mexican. WOW so good! I may never make actual stuffed peppers again. Great idea and recipe. 🙂

So happy to read this because I’m making tonight but my daughter hates heat so I’m going to do the exact same! Sounds so delicious glad the lack of chiles didn’t take away from the dish.

This look soooo delicious, and I can’t wait to make it. Yum!

I loved that it was all one pan. The worst part of cooking is all the dishes you have to wash after you destroy your kitchen. Did make the mistake of using brown rice, which took forever to cook. But it was worth the wait.

One question, did you drain your tomatoes?

Trader Joe’s has a quick cook organic brown rice that worked great! And this meal is going into the regular rotation — yum!

Could I make this in the slow cooker? How could I make that work? Thanks!!

It is very difficult to give exact conversion information to translate a traditional stovetop recipe to be used in a slow cooker without further recipe testing. However, here is an article worth checking out on a possible conversion guide. Hope that helps!

Made this last night using lentils in replacement of the ground beef since we’re vegetarian. Amazingly tasty! Will definitely be making again!

Thank you, Frances. I am vegetarian too. So will surely try it with lentils too. Or Morning Star crumbles. Sounds wonderful. Thank you Chungah.

This was even tastier the next day as leftovers! My favourite so far, and I used up some bits of veggies hanging around in the fridge as a nutrient boost.

I love that all of your recipes, including this one, are delicious AND easy! I also love the dishes and pans you use. My pans and casseroles are functional, but I sure would like them to be pretty like yours. Can you tell me, what brand or brands you use, and what sizes? I would love to add them to my Christmas wish list! Thanks, and thanks for all the great meals you helped me make.

I personally love Le Creuset, Staub and All-Clad. I have a few sizes of each for different recipes.

Thank you! Do you know what size you used for this recipe?

Made this tonight, it was pretty good. I love the one-pot aspect, but this is defnitely a mexican-version of stuffed pepper. I think next time I’ll try it without the green chili, chili pepper and cumin. Not completely sure what spices I’d use in their place.

We made it with Italian spices! Sans chili’s and cumin etc, delish!!

Thank you – Made this with ground turkey and red bulgur and loved it. May substitute black beans for meat next time to have a meatless option.

Looks absolutely delicious! It’ll be on my dinner menu this week for sure!

Perfect for the first nonstop snow day of the season. I trudged out for the diced tomatoes since it was the one ingredient I didn’t have! Watching football and indulging now. Delicious! Will repeat. Thanks!

Made this for dinner tonight, really loved that it was a one pot meal, also really enjoyed the chili powder and cumin. Will be making again.

Followed the recipe but added a bit more garlic – amazingly tasty..will Def make it again!

I don’t have diced tomatoes, could I use just spaghetti sauce?

Unfortunately, I do not think spaghetti sauce is an appropriate substitute here.

Are you adding regular uncooked rice to this recipe? Or quick cook rice?

Regular uncooked rice.

is there a way to bake this instead of making it on the stove?

Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

Made this today and it turned out fantastic. I used ground turkey and Italian seasoning instead of cumin and cilantro. I will definitely make this again.

Hi would I be able to substitute the white rice with quinoa? Thanks!

Yes, however, cooking time may have to be adjusted as needed.

I’m making this tonight, but will be using already cooked red and regular quinoa. I hope it still turns out great!

I made this for dinner tonight, everyone loved it! Thanks!

Do you cook the rice before adding it to the skillet?

No, you do not. That’s the beauty of this recipe!

Made this tonight. So good and a hugh hit with my 7 year old!!

Can’t wait to try this recipe! Question – what’s your favorite pot to use for recipes like this. I’m on the hunt! Thanks!

I love my All-Clad! 🙂

Hello, this looks delicious! My fiancee does not like tomatoes at all…. Do you know a good substitute for the tomatoes or would it be okay to just not add them?

Thanks so much! I appreciate your recipes so much!

Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

This was a huge hit in my family! I love the flavors and the easy prep! Another One Pot favorite that will be added to our regular rotation! Thank you so much!

I can always count on your recipes at Damn Delicious to be, well, damn delicious!! I am a full time rv-er and this is a perfect meal for us on the road. Only change was i used 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and added a can of drained black beans! Yummm! Thank you!

Hello, I want to use quinoa instead of rice. Did you cook it first or add it dry? Thank you

Whoops…I just saw that it says until rice is cooked through!

This is the only way I can get my kids to eat peppers. We love this!

Mmmmmm love that cheesy top! (:

Hi, do you know if this would freeze well? Thanks, Kay

Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself. Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

Hi! What kind of white rice did you use? Thanks! (PS Hi Butters!)

I used long grain white rice.

My rice was not cooked, even after doubling the cook time. Any ideas?

What kind of rice did you use?

Long grain white rice, the Mahatma brand

This looks absolutely, downright, mouthwatering, delicious. Thanks for sharing.

I used organic long grain rice and like an earlier reviewer doubled the cooking time and the rice was not cooked.

Cooking time can vary a bit (depending on heat source, how high the heat is set, etc.), but it should cook through between 20-30 minutes!

Made this last night, was surprised how much I liked it. I used ground turkey instead of beef, forgot the cilantro (didn’t miss it one bit), and for the canned diced tomatoes I used one can of diced with jalapeño (I like spicy food) and one can of diced with onion and pepper (for extra flavor). I used jasmine rice and it cooked up just fine.

I imagine this would also be amazing with sausage or shrimp instead of the ground meat and there is a ton of room for creativity here by altering the spices used or adding various veggies or beans

Make it your own. Sounds delicious!

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