Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are super easy and fun to make! Kids will enjoy making these stuffed peppers which are ready in the microwave in just a few minutes. Buon appetito!

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Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers

Cooking time PREP TIME 6 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 6 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 cup Minute®Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice Cups
  • 1 large bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • With the perfect balance of grains and vegetables, these Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers are ready in just 10 minutes!

  • Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place pepper halves in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Combine rice, vegetables and marinara sauce in a medium, microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 4

  • Stuff rice mixture into pepper halves.

    Step 5

  • Top pepper halves with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, if using. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

Perfect (Stuffed) Peppers

It’s no surprise that Minute® Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice Cups is the perfect base for these Italian stuffed peppers, as the naturally-flavored rice and vegetables are a match made in heaven. These stuffed peppers have it all with a blend of veggies and flavorful grains, topped with gooey melted cheese!

This simple dish is fun and easy to make, and can be served in just 10 minutes for a fast weeknight dinner! Making enough for the whole family or just one person is as simple as allotting 1 or 2 pepper halves per person. This vegetarian dish is a crowd-pleaser, is easy to eat and is attractive to serve! If you want to add a bit more protein to your peppers, substitute 1/2 cup of vegetables for 1/2 cup of cooked ground beef, chicken or beans.

Microwave Meals

These stuffed peppers make for an amazing lunch anywhere you have a microwave available. Bring them in a microwavable container to work or school and simply reheat. This recipe is also a great option for inexperienced chefs, since it’s ready in 5 easy steps and is a quick meal anyone can be proud of.

There are plenty of other delicious and satisfying dishes you can make in the microwave with the help of Minute® Rice. These stuffed peppers are perfect for a family-friendly dinner. If you’re having a homemade takeout night, try this Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our Quick and Easy Chicken Soft Tacos. Just make sure to double or triple the ingredient amounts depending on the number of people you’re serving.

More Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Looking for more stuffed pepper recipes? For a slow-cooker option, check out these Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers. For a whole grain option, try out our Rice and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers.

For your next BBQ, turn these stuffed peppers into a vegetarian side dish. Microwave the peppers so the rice filling is fully cooked, toss them on the grill and sprinkle the cheese across the top. Nothing is quite as appetizing or summery as a grilled meal.

Looking for new vegetarian meal options? Try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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