Classic Stuffed Peppers

Serve a dinner your whole family will love with these Classic Stuffed Peppers made with Minute® Instant White Rice, seasoned ground beef and more.

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Classic Stuffed Peppers

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 45 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 60 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 45 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 60 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 pkg (0.75 oz) garlic & herb salad dressing & recipe mix
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 4 bell peppers, mixed colors
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Skip dinnertime hassles — not flavor —  with these deliciously simple Classic Stuffed Peppers loaded with Minute® Instant White Rice, seasoned ground beef and tangy tomato sauce.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat with onion until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1 cup of water and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Meanwhile, cut tops off peppers. Scoop out seeds and discard. Mix remaining tomato sauce and remaining water in bottom of a 9-inch baking dish.

    Step 5

  • Place peppers in baking dish. Spoon meat mixture into peppers; cover with foil.

    Step 6

  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Spoon sauce from the bottom of the dish over peppers just before serving. Garnish with parsley.

    Recipe Tip

    For added flavor, use Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice in this recipe.

Classically Delicious Stuffed Peppers

Satisfying and delicious recipes don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to make. Enjoy hearty meals full of amazing flavors with deliciously simple Minute® Rice recipes designed to fit into even the busiest of schedules.

Treat yourself and your family to loads of flavor for dinner tonight with these easy-to-make Classic Stuffed Peppers. Made with Minute® Instant White Rice, perfectly seasoned ground beef, chopped onion and tangy tomato sauce, they’re a flavorful choice everyone will love. While these tasty peppers take about an hour to make, prep time is just a few minutes. The oven does the rest of the work for you! Enjoy some quality time with your family, or sit back and kick your feet up while you wait.

For an even quicker idea, try these Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers made in the microwave. Feel free to swap the filling with your favorites, such as veggies, rice and egg or even our Spicy Pulled Pork Brown Rice! Simply double or triple the ingredients depending on how many people you’re serving.

Make it Whole Grain

Try this tasty recipe with Minute® Instant Brown Rice for an equally tasty, whole-grain option. If you do, remember to adjust the liquid and cook the rice for 10 minutes in Step 2 before removing from the heat.

Looking for a new dinner idea? Our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan is a perfect vegetarian option!

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