Stuffed Bell Peppers are one of the easiest dishes to create. But what if you could do everything in one pot? I created these yummy Stuffed Bell Peppers in my Instant Pot.

This was one of the quickest meals to prepare.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers is an easy meal that can be eaten alone or with a side salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1/2 White onion
  • 1/2 stalk Celery
  • Rice
  • 1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 4 Colorful Bell Peppers Cut in half and deseeded
  • Curly Parsley
  • Maldon Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper Season to taste
  • Garlic Powder Season to taste
  • Onion Oowder Season to taste
  • Smoked Paprika Season to taste
  • Shredded Cheese Blend Monterey and Cheddar cheese Generous amount on top
  • Italian Seasoning Season to taste
  • Rosemary Season to taste
  • olive oil
  • Cooked Rice Old Rice


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  • Water
  • Ground Pork
  • White Onion
  • Celery
  • Rice
  • Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • Colorful Bell Peppers
  • Curly Parsley
  • Maldon Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Shredded Cheese Blend
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Rosemary
  • Olive Oil
  • Cooked Rice
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  1. Cut the bell peppers in half.
  2. Deseed the bell peppers. Set aside.
  3. Dice the onions. Set aside.
  4. Rough chop the parsley. Set aside.
  5. Add Olive oil in the InstaPot.
  6. Set the Instant Pot on Saute. Once the oil is hot saute the onions. 3 minutes or so.
  7. Add the ground pork. Brown the meat until cooked 5 minutes.
  8. Add seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, cayenne and smoked paprika. Stir. Season to taste.
  9. Add parsley a generous amount. Stir.
  10. Add can of tomatoes. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes or so.
  11. Remove the ground pork and onions from the instapot to a bowl. Set aside.
  12. Heat the rice in the microwave if it was already in the fridge. Heat until hot.
  13. Mix in a little rice at a time. You want the mixture to be a little moist because it will be steamed in the Instant Pot.
  14. Fill the bell peppers with the pork and rice mixture.
  15. Top the mixture with the Cheese blend.
  16. Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot. It's ok if there is still drippings left in the pot from browning the meat and onions.
  17. Place the metal insert with the collapsible sides up. This will make it easier to remove from the Instant Pot.
  18. Add 4 bell peppers on the metal insert to steam.
  19. Then seal the pot with the lid. Make sure the valve is closed.
  20. Press the steam button on the Instant Pot.
  21. Once the Instant Pot beeps. Release the valve.
  22. Remove the lid. Perfection. Cheesy goodness.
  23. Carefully remove the metal insert with the bell peppers on it.
  24. Add a little fresh parsley for garnish. Enjoy.
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Please note that you may have to cook the bell peppers in batches because the Instant Pot can only hold 4 bell peppers on the metal insert.
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You can finish the others in the oven either in a pan with water at the bottom. Place the  metal insert like you use to cool cookies inside of the pan. Then add the bell peppers. Cover with aluminum foil and steam at 400 degrees cook until the cheese is melted and the bell pepper is soft.
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I had some of the leftover rice and pork mixture, so I added the rice mixture to a small cast iron skillet, top with cheese and broil in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes. You now have a yummy Cheesy Casserole.
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