Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers


A succulent sweet pepper, stuffed, and topped, this is the best stuffed pepper you will ever have. You will remember this dish. I like using roasted garlic flavored tomato sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup white rice

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground sirloin

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans tomato sauce, divided

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 4 Cubanelle peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in ground sirloin; cook until it begins to brown, and is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat. Stir in 1 can tomato sauce, green onions, garlic salt, kosher salt, and pepper; cook until flavors combine, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Mix rice into ground sirloin mixture.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Stuff Cubanelle pepper halves with the meat and rice mixture, rounding the tops. Place the stuffed peppers into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  6. Stir remaining can of tomato sauce, brown sugar, parsley, basil, and oregano together in a bowl. Spoon tomato sauce over peppers in the baking dish.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are hot and beginning to brown, about 1 hour. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
30g Fat
42g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 2700mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 61mg 305%
Calcium 252mg 19%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1450mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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