Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed peppers

I love stuffed vegetables. In the past two years that I have been writing on this blog I have stuffed mushrooms, onions (twice), zucchini (also twice), cabbage, poblano peppers and eggplant. Plus the ones that I didn’t post or already forgot about. However, I had never stuffed bell peppers before. I had seen them all over the foodie blog-o-sphere and always made a mental note to make one, but it was until a couple of weeks ago when I finally came around to making them.

What is it about stuffed vegetables that is so enticing? What’s your favorite one and what do you stuff it with? I asked these questions on twitter (by the way if you can follow me there) and I got some very interesting answers. I especially liked what ChefKhaty had to say:

“I think it’s the anticipation, cause no matter how good the “shell” is, the inside is always better!!  Kinda like a jelly donut!”

I do agree with that. A good example are these stuffed peppers. I prepared a ground turkey with corn kernels and bread stuffing that was delicious. I am not including a recipe because 1) I didn’t write it down and already forgot it and 2) prepareing a stuffed vegetable dish should always be an imagination exercise (tell me if I am wrong). If you have a recipe for a delicious stuffed vegetable you want to share or just want to talk about your favorite stuffed veggie come over to the forum and tell us about it. We’ll be happy to hear/read your thoughts 🙂

¡Buen provecho!


  • Such beautiful presentation!

  • Mmmm, ground turkey and corn kennels sounds very interesting. I would like to experiment with these two ingredients next time instead of using my usual stuffing.

  • I first ate stuffed peppers (and tomatoes) when I was in Greece for the first time. A long long time ago and ever since I am a huge fan of stuffed peppers!

  • I love any stuffed veggies but not my family. So I haven’t cooked them in a while. Yours looks so tasty.

  • Great photo! Those pepppers sound so tasty!

  • I love making stuffed peppers. It’s almost as if you can stuff anything in the pepper and it will come out delicious.

  • Stuffed vegetables are so good, and yours look delicious. I think I make a different stuffing every time. But, I like using brown rice sometimes in place of breadcrumbs.

  • I love stuffed peppers Ben. What a great idea to use ground turkey instead of beef. Maybe even chicken?

  • beautiful job on these – I am one of those that stuffs them different everytime depending on what I have on hand…

  • Peppers were the first veggies we had stuffed…then tomatoes. Zucchini would be great to try next. Anyways, this looks delish.

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