Go Back
+ servings
I have great memories of my mom making stuffed bell peppers for my family when I was a kid. This is a slight twist on her classic stuffed bell pepper recipe that I grew up eating and loving!
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Mom's Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 5 stuffed bell peppers
Author: Jenn


  • 5 large green peppers
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 of an onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained (I used fire roasted corn)
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Remove seeds and stem from each bell pepper. Cook in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, brown beef or turkey and onion over medium heat. Drain.
  • Stir in salt, garlic powder, pepper, cumin, chili powder, rice, corn and half the tomato sauce.
  • Stuff each pepper with mixture and stand upright in an ungreased 2.5 quart baking dish.
  • Pour remaining tomato sauce over peppers. Cover with foil. Cook in preheated oven to 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and cook another 15 minutes uncovered, until cheese is melted and peppers are cooked through.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!