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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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers on a plate
4.83 from 45 votes
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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are 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.)

Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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  1. Usually, when I make stuffed peppers, I don’t brown the beef first. If I want to do that, about how long do you think they would take at low?

    1. I’ve never tried it that way Tom. The USDA recommends cooking all ground beef to a minimum internal temperature of 160F, so that is key. I’d think it would take at least 6 hours to reach the minimum temperture.

  2. the recipe sounds is there a certain amount to use for each ingredient. Just don’t want to use more or less.

    1. The full recipe with amounts is just above the comments. You can also click the “JUMP TO RECIPE” button at the top of any page.

  3. I followed the recipe exactly. Just not good. Ended up throwing half away. Nobody finished their meal.1 star

    1. You can omit it if you prefer, or try a different cheese you enjoy! It should still taste delicious Kat :)

  4. Did not like these at all to watery peppers was still hard they need to be boiled first and the rice and veggies need to be cooked together for flavor to blend together it doesn’t need the broth in Crock-Pot made it to watery the rice did Cook good thu.1 star

      1. I know that this recipe was originally posted 2 years ago, but it has since made itself a household staple. My husband votes it onto the weekly meal plan regularly. I made it once when my brother was visiting – now we live closer to home and he’ll call me to ask if I’ll make it for so that he can come by and steal a few. A couple of notes:

        1. It’s nice to mix up the beef recipe from time to time. For example, I’ve added red wine a couple of times.

        2. How much you stuff into the peppers can definitely impact cook time.

        3. I’ve never had a problem with the rice getting mushy, but I HAVE had the rice not be done enough so I always air on the side of closer to done.

      2. Thanks for the great tips Madison! We might have to sneak over and steal a few next time too ;)

  5. These were delicious. Got peppers on sale, beef from Sam’s, and had leftover rice—very economical and healthy meal. Husband and kids liked them. Loved putting in slow cooker bc I had a super busy day. Thanks!!5 stars

  6. This is the best way to enjoy peppers, that’s for sure! Adding this to my dinner lineup for the week, indeed!5 stars

  7. These looks so cute and delicious and colorful too. Love the combination of ingredients to making this recipe.5 stars

  8. I make crock pot meals at least one or twice a week so I am always looking for an easy recipe! Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  9. I love stuffed peppers, never thought about making them in the crockpot! It was so simple, thanks for the idea :)5 stars

  10. We did not pre cook the hamburger/rice when I helped my mother make this many years ago and always turned out very well