Homemade Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Making Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers can’t get any easier than this! No pre-cooking of peppers or sautéing onion is needed. Simply fill with them and cook under pressure. Easy-peasy comfort food ready in no time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 328
Author: Julia


  • 4 Medium Bell Peppers
  • 1 Small Onion
  • ½ pound Ground Beef (220 grams)
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice , packed (300 grams)
  • tablespoon Marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
  • 1 can Tomatoes (14 ounces/400 grams)
  • ½ cup Water


  • Rinse the peppers. Cut off the top parts and remove all the membranes and seeds.
  • In a bowl, combine together finely chopped onion, ground beef, cooked rice, marjoram, salt, pepper, minced garlic, breadcrumbs and ½ can of tomatoes (without their juice). Mix well using your hand or spoon.
  • Fill each pepper with the mixture.
  • Add water and the remaining tomatoes (with juices) to the inner pot of the Instant pot. Insert the steam rack and place the stuffed peppers onto it.
  • Lock the lid. Turn the steam release to SEALING and press MANUAL. Adjust the time to 8 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally (about 4 minutes) before opening the lid.
  • Let the peppers cool down slightly before serving.


  1. This recipe was made in a 6-quart/6-liter Instant Pot.
  2. The cooking time does not include time needed for the pot to come to the pressure and release its pressure.
  3. If using large peppers you might need to adjust the cooking time slightly to make sure they are tender and the meat is cooked through.
  4. Marjoram can be substituted with oregano.
  5. This recipe is enough to fill 4 medium peppers. If you use large peppers you will need more filling.
  6. Optional: top cooked stuffed peppers with shredded cheese. You can also add some ketchup to the tomatoes to make it thicker and richer.
  7. The meat to rice ratio can be adjusted to your liking.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 496mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3775IU76%
Vitamin C 154.8mg188%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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