Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers collage, with whole stuffed peppers and some in the slow cooker

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers are not only delicious but so easy to put together! Come home to dinner waiting for you with these easy Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!

We serve these easy slow cooker peppers with a side salad and of course some crusty bread or Buttermilk Biscuits to sop up any leftover sauces!

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers on a plate

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

I love using my slow cooker, especially in the fall and winter months to have dinner ready to come home to. I sometimes get tired of the same ol’ ho-hum going into the slow cooker and these easy stuffed bell peppers are a change from the usual.

Make Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers Fit Your Tastes

My whole family loves these slow cooker stuffed peppers. You can make substitutions to make this your own!

  • Replace the ground beef for ground turkey or substitute half sausage.
  • If you have other veggies in the fridge you’d like to use up, just chop them up with the meat and add them in!
  • Any type of rice works well with this recipe too, I’ve used white, brown and even Cauliflower Rice!
  • Change the seasonings to change the meal and make these into delicious Mexican Stuffed Peppers.

It is important to make sure your rice is slightly undercooked before it goes into the slow cooker so it doesn’t turn mushy.

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers in the slow cooker before cooking

Crock Pot Stuffed peppers are great because you can leave them cooking while you’re out of the house and unlike my usual Stuffed Peppers the peppers don’t need to be pre-cooked.

To Make Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers Ahead of Time

Prepare as directed until step 4. When you’re ready to cook them, place in the slow cooker, top with broth and tomatoes and set the slow cooker to high for 3 hours.

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Review Recipe

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Tender Bell Peppers filled with a beef, rice and tomato filling and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.


  • cup long grain white rice
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes canned, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 bell peppers red, green, yellow or orange

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  • Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15-18 minutes or just until water is evaporated. (Rice should be slightly underdone).
  • Brown beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Stir in ⅔ of the can of tomatoes, seasoning, chili flakes, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce until mixed. Add cooked rice and remove from heat.
  • Cut the tops off of your peppers and place in your slow cooker. Fill each ½ way with the rice mixture add ¼ cup cheese and top with the rice mixture (it’s ok if they overflow a little bit).
  • Spoon remaining tomatoes and broth over top of peppers and cook on high about 3 hours or until soft. 5 minutes before serving, place remaining cheese on top of peppers and close the lid until cheese melts.

Recipe Notes

Make sure your rice is slightly undercooked to make sure it doesn’t get mushy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1pepper, Calories: 508, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 641mg, Potassium: 993mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 4255IU, Vitamin C: 169.6mg, Calcium: 294mg, Iron: 5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword crock pot stuffed peppers, slow cooker stuffed peppers, stuffed peppers
Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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