Stuffed Main Dish Recipes

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Chef John's Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.8 stars
This recipe's roots can be traced back to the Great Depression, when farmers first began selling the unripe peppers out of necessity. Of course, we did what Americans always do when faced with a new variety of food, we stuffed meat in it.

Chicken Stuffed Chiles

Rating: 4.75 stars
You can make this as spicy and hot or as mild as you like depending on the enchilada sauce you use. We like it mild, so I use the kind in an envelope and mix it with tomato sauce and some extra chicken broth. Others might use the can sauce, or use the envelope kind but no added chicken broth, or make your own. Serve with Spanish rice and a salad to complete the meal.

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars
Sharkey Family recipe. This goes great served with fresh steamed broccoli and a Caesar salad.

Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is my Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken. I made it for my girlfriend on our anniversary because every girl loves a guy that can cook, and she was very impressed.

Nat's Shrimp and Veggie Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4.68 stars
A light meal that can be served alone or as a side dish. Great for an overgrown zucchini.

Vegetable Stuffed Cannelloni

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicious cannelloni stuffed with an array of vegetables, Parmesan, and ricotta cheese! Serve with a big green salad. Tasty!

Mediterranean Stuffed Swordfish

Rating: 4.59 stars
This swordfish steak stuffed with spinach and feta cheese can be grilled or broiled.

Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rating: 4.65 stars
This Bolognese filling is spicy, meaty, and creamy. If you're in a hurry you can serve it over pasta instead of filling the peppers; just omit the rice or orzo.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Rating: 4.61 stars
This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.33 stars
Green peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice and topped with a seasoned tomato sauce.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.36 stars
I don't know where I got this recipe, but I have been using it for well over 20 years. Works well in a slow cooker.

Grandma's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Slow Cooker Variation

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, with a few shortcuts she approved of.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cabbage Rolls

"I put the cabbage in the freezer, as suggested by other reviewers, instead of boiling it. WORKED LIKE A CHARM! Great idea!" – Carolina

Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

"I've been looking for a good stuffed pepper recipe for a long time, and was overjoyed with these when I took the first bite. These were amazing!" – lilmisjaqui

Baked Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.55 stars

Stuffed peppers recipe that I've come up with.