Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

These easy, family-favorite Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are made delicious with Minute® Instant White Rice, ground pork, barbecue sauce, cheese and peas.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 1/2-7 hours
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 2 1/2-7 hours


  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 lb (4 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese


  • By the time you’re home and ready for dinner, these delicious Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers will be perfectly cooked and oozing with melted cheese, savory barbecue sauce and fluffy white rice. Try these Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers and you might never go back to oven-roasting your stuffed peppers again.

    Step 1

  • Cut tops off peppers. Remove seeds and ribs and discard. Set pepper shells aside.

    Step 2

  • Combine pork, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, peas and rice together in a medium bowl. Divide filling evenly between peppers.

    Step 3

  • Pour remaining barbecue sauce into slow cooker; stir in water.

    Step 4

  • Stand stuffed peppers upright in slow cooker and top with cheese. Place lid on slow cooker. Cook for 5 to 7 hours on Low, or for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours on High.

Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This recipe was designed to make your life easier and your dinner, tastier. We recommend prepping it the night before, tossing the ingredients together in the morning and letting your slow cooker do the hard work.

These peppers are fast to prep and slow to cook, and that’s just the way we like it. Start your slow cooker and allow the peppers to cook for 5 to 7 hours. With little effort, you’ll have 4 servings of pork-filled peppers ready to go!

Save time cooking these stuffed peppers by making sure to use Minute® Instant White Rice for quick preparation and additional ease in the cooking process.

For a different take, use our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice to add aromatic flavor to these peppers.

Get Your Greens

Serve these stuffed peppers with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite dressing for a well-rounded meal.