Stuffed peppers in the oven – recipes with photos.

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A delicious aromatic dish, famous for its rich taste and high calorie content, came to us from Romania and Moldova. Stuffed bell peppers with various fillings for every taste – meat, minced meat, vegetables, cereals. It is useful to know the secrets of preparing a hearty snack, which is good both for the holiday and in the daily menu.

How to cook stuffed peppers

Any culinary specialist begins cooking stuffed peppers with the preparation of all the ingredients. The secret of a delicious dish lies in the filling – meat, rice, vegetables, fruits or even berries – and in good stewing to give juiciness to the snack. The dish looks especially beautiful in the photo or in life, if you combine the fruits of different colors in it: green, yellow, red and orange vegetables combine well, look festive. For cooking, large, thick-walled, oblong or round peppers are suitable.

Small secrets of cooking a delicious dish:

  • if the minced meat is combined with rice, then the cereal is cooked until half-cooked, and when using raw rice, the fruits should not be stuffed tight;
  • to get a uniformly baked dish, you should pick fruits of the same size;
  • do not ram the filling too tightly so that the pulp does not burst;
  • ready-made vegetables can be frozen to bake later without wasting time.


The filling affects the final taste of the dish. Here are some options for getting started:

  • meat with rice;
  • minced meat with cereals;
  • vegetables with meat;
  • vegetables with rice;
  • cheese with garlic;
  • feta cheese with herbs.

It is interesting to learn how to cook stuffed peppers in an unusual way. In other countries, it is made with fillings of tomatoes, feta, feta cheese and eggs. Oriental recipes in the oven can be repeated if you stuff peppers with mushrooms, garlic, ginger and lime – this dish looks especially impressive in the photo. More familiar options will be carrots, apples, meat or minced meat with rice, tomatoes. All of these options can be frozen for the winter..

Oven baked peppers

How much to cook on time

After buying the main ingredients and choosing the filling, you only need to find out how long it takes to cook the stuffed pepper. This is not the fastest dish, which is cooked for about 35 minutes already in the oven, but the time increases significantly, if you consider the cost of preparing all the components. The approximate duration of the whole time will be over one and a half hours, and if you freeze the fruits, then about 40 minutes in a slow cooker or sleeve.


Today it is not difficult to find a recipe for stuffed peppers in the oven, because there are various options with step-by-step instructions, photos and video lessons of each stage. The easiest way to start cooking is the classic options – with vegetables, minced meat and rice, mushrooms. Then it’s already possible to move on to more complex recipes – with cheese, meat, poultry.

With vegetables

A healthy diet dish is peppers stuffed with vegetables in the oven. It is even suitable for vegetarian cuisine, because the recipe involves the use of only herbal ingredients. The dish is low in calories, looks delicious on the photo and on the table. Serve it recommended slightly cooled so as not to burn yourself with juicy filling.


  • 10 sweet peppers .;
  • fresh white cabbage – 0.7 kg;
  • carrots – 3 pcs.;
  • 2 onions;
  • parsley root – 1 pc.;
  • vegetable oil – 75 ml.

Cooking method:

  1. Rinse the paprika, cut off the lids, remove the seeds, lower in boiling water for 4 minutes, cool.
  2. Chop cabbage with onions, rub carrots with parsley root.
  3. Fry onion, carrots in oil, add parsley, cabbage, stew with salt and pepper until tender.
  4. Stuff the fruits, cover with lids, lay on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with oil.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190 degrees 35 minutes.

Vegetable dish

With minced meat

For the next dish you will need to learn how to cook the minced meat correctly. This is easy to do if you scroll in equal proportions pork and beef, mix as desired with onions, a raw egg and bread crumbs. For a more rich meat taste, you can use pure minced meat with only spices and herbs. The dish looks good if you take colorful fruits for it.


  • Bulgarian pepper – 6 pcs.;
  • sour cream – half a glass;
  • cheese – 125 g;
  • minced meat – 0.6 kg;
  • champignons – 100 g;
  • bulb;
  • garlic – 2 cloves;
  • parsley – a bunch;
  • tomatoes – 2 pieces;
  • tomato paste – 35 ml;
  • sugar – 2 g.

Cooking method:

  1. Paprika peeled from the top, seeds, cut into halves.
  2. Mushrooms cut into cubes, onion rings.
  3. Fry the minced meat in oil in parts, knead with a fork. In the same oil, fry the onion for 2 minutes, add mushrooms, cook another 4 minutes.
  4. Rub the tomato, stew until thickened, mix with tomato paste, cook for 2 minutes, season with salt, pepper, sugar.
  5. Mix minced meat with mushrooms, onions, chopped herbs, tomato sauce, crushed garlic.
  6. Stuff the peppers, put on a baking sheet, grease each with sour cream.
  7. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees 23 minutes, sprinkle with grated cheese, wait until it melts (another 7 minutes).

With fried mushrooms

With meat

You can start the fruit with any meat, but chicken or turkey will serve as a more dietary option: they well set off the juiciness and softness of the dish, combine with colorful vegetables and creamy cheese flavor. Garlic and green onions add piquancy to the dish.


  • Bulgarian pepper – 2 pcs.;
  • chicken breast – 1 pc.;
  • bulb;
  • carrots – 1 pc.;
  • garlic – 2 cloves;
  • tomatoes – 1 pc.;
  • feta cheese – 75 g;
  • green onions – 3 feathers.

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the carrots into cubes, chop the onion, fry in oil until transparent over medium heat, salt.
  2. Dice the chicken, chop the garlic, add to the onion and carrot frying, pepper. Bring to readiness.
  3. Cut the peppers in half along, peel the seeds, put the feta cubes, fill with the meat filling, put the mugs of tomatoes on top.
  4. Put on a baking sheet covered with oiled paper, bake in the oven for about 40 minutes at 175 degrees.
  5. Serve with chopped chives.

Bright summer dish

With meat and rice

Very tasty and satisfying pepper is obtained, stuffed with meat and rice, in the oven, because cereal gives it an increased calorie content. This option is good to serve on the festive table, so that guests are satisfied even with one portion. Thanks to the combination of vegetables and meat, a dish is obtained that simultaneously serves as a side dish and main one. It can be served in broth with sour cream to emphasize the taste of the components..


  • sweet pepper – 16 pcs.;
  • chicken fillet – 0.4 kg;
  • round rice – 140 g;
  • tomato juice – 4 glasses;
  • onion – 4 pieces;
  • carrots – 3 pcs.;
  • garlic – 6 cloves;
  • white bread – 90 g;
  • vegetable oil – 100 ml;
  • milk – 50 ml;
  • a mixture of caraway seeds with coriander – 2 g;
  • sugar – a pinch.

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the meat into slices, boil the rice until half cooked – 6 minutes in salted boiling water, cool.
  2. Grind half onion, garlic, 2 carrots, fry together with meat in oil until golden brown.
  3. Pour rice into the pan, cook for 6 minutes, season with spices, sugar, cool.
  4. With caps, cut off the caps, remove the seeds.
  5. Make gravy from the remaining vegetables and tomato juice – put out the chopped ingredients for a third of an hour.
  6. Stuff the peppers with minced meat, put vertically at the bottom of the baking dish, cover with lids, cover with foil, bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 17 minutes. Pour in the gravy, simmer another 2/3 hours.

With meat and rice

With cheese

The aromatic creamy flavor is distinguished by the stuffed pepper baked in the oven with cheese. Due to the combination of melted cheese crust with greens and minced meat, an incredibly mouth-watering dish is obtained that makes you want to try it as soon as possible. Enhances the taste and spectacular appearance of the sauce on sour cream, which gives the vegetables softness, tenderness, necessary juiciness.


  • sweet pepper – 6 pcs.;
  • stuffing – a pound;
  • rice – a third of a glass;
  • dill, parsley, basil – a bunch;
  • tomatoes – 2 pieces;
  • hard cheese – 100 g;
  • garlic – clove;
  • sour cream – 2/3 cup.

Cooking method:

  1. Mix the minced meat with minced garlic, boil the rice until tender in a liter of water, cool.
  2. Chop the tomatoes, peel the paprika from the partitions, cut in half, chop the greens.
  3. Make a filling of rice, minced meat, tomatoes, herbs, season with salt, spices.
  4. Lubricate paprika inside and out with oil, fill with filling, top with sour cream, sprinkle with grated cheese.
  5. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 35 minutes to make a golden crust.

Lunch serving

With rice

A vegetarian dish is stuffed pepper with rice, which saturates the body no worse than a variant with meat filling. In addition to cereals, colorful vegetables are included in the filling, preserving the juiciness of the dish, giving it a spectacular look and unique flavor. To make the appetizer also piquant-islet, it is prepared using peas of allspice, bay leaf.


  • Bulgarian pepper – 1 kg;
  • eggplant – 2 pcs.;
  • onion – 2 pcs.;
  • 1 carrot;
  • tomato – 2 pcs.;
  • rice – a glass;
  • tomato sauce – a glass;
  • sour cream – a glass.

Cooking method:

  1. Boil the rice until half cooked, clear the paprika from the lid, seeds.
  2. Rub carrots, chop onions, cut eggplant into cubes. If the eggplants are old, then peel.
  3. Pour the tomatoes with boiling water, remove the peel in a minute, cut into cubes.
  4. In oil, fry the onion until a blush, pour in carrots, simmer until soft. Fry eggplant with tomatoes in the same oil until the juice evaporates.
  5. Mix vegetables with rice, fill the peppers, put on the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. Pour in tomato sauce with sour cream, season with spices.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees 55 minutes.

For diet

With chicken

Experienced and novice cooks come in handy tips on how to cook peppers stuffed with chicken breast in the oven. To do this, remember that dry meat can be tinted with juicy tomatoes, sour cream and cheese, and fresh dill and a mixture of Italian herbs will help to improve the taste and give it an exquisite harmony. Get an original dish perfect for a festive feast.


  • Bulgarian pepper – 3 pcs.;
  • tomato – 2 pcs.;
  • chicken fillet – 200 g;
  • hard cheese – 100 g;
  • sour cream – 40 ml;
  • green onions – a bunch;
  • fresh dill – a bunch;
  • Italian herbs – 5 g.

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the meat into slices, marinate in herbs and spices for half an hour.
  2. Pour tomatoes with boiling water, peel, cut into cubes, chop onion and dill, mix with meat and sour cream, tomato pulp.
  3. Grease the form with butter, put the peppers stuffed with minced meat, bake for half an hour at 180 degrees.
  4. Sprinkle with grated cheese, cook another 10 minutes.

With chicken, under cheese

With vegetables and rice

The dish is hearty, but retains its low calorie content due to the lack of meat. It is especially tasty to cook it in tomato sauce, which will emphasize the aroma and softness of all the components assembled in it. Round-grain rice is ideal for snacks, which will give it softness.


  • paprika – 10 pcs.;
  • cabbage – half a head of cabbage;
  • carrots – 2 pcs.;
  • rice – a glass;
  • tomato juice – a glass.

Cooking method:

  1. Cook rice until cooked. Chop cabbage, stew in corn oil until tender. Separate stew grated carrots, mix all the ingredients, season with spices.
  2. Remove the core from the paprika, stuff it with the filling, put on the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Pour in tomato juice, bake at 180 degrees 50 minutes.

With rice and vegetables

With rice and mushrooms

Everyone will enjoy a delicious stuffed pepper with rice and mushrooms, if you take fresh champignons for its preparation, sautéing them with garlic. Grated Parmesan, which will cover the fruits with a delicious crispy crust, will give the dish special piquancy. The appetizer will look great on the festive table, but you can also include it in your daily diet.


  • red paprika – 3 pcs.;
  • champignons – 200 g;
  • garlic – 2 cloves;
  • rice – 100 g;
  • Parmesan – 120 g.

Cooking method:

  1. Boil rice until half cooked, chop mushrooms, fry until moisture evaporates, add crushed garlic at the end.
  2. Mix the components of the filling, stuff the prepared paprika.
  3. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes, sprinkled with grated Parmesan.

With mushrooms

With feta cheese

An unusual dish for Russian cuisine is a variant of Bulgarian cooking: peppers stuffed with feta cheese and herbs in the oven. Its taste is very attractive, as is the aroma. All guests and members of the household will certainly enjoy its rich taste, subtle sourness of feta cheese, shaded by the sharp-sweet aroma of cilantro and mint. It is best to take a medium-sized meaty paprika for cooking, which will preserve the juiciness when baking.


  • Bulgarian pepper – 5 pcs.;
  • feta cheese – 0.3 kg;
  • 2 onions;
  • 1 tomato .;
  • 1 yolk;
  • cilantro – 5 branches;
  • mint – 7 leaves;
  • breadcrumbs – 20 g;
  • butter – 30 g.

Cooking method:

  1. Chop the onions, fry in a mixture of vegetable and butter for a couple of minutes over high heat, simmer for 35 minutes on average until caramelized, cool.
  2. Blanch the tomato with boiling water, peel, cut into cubes, chop the greens.
  3. Mash the feta cheese with a fork, mix with onions, tomatoes, herbs, yolk, season with spices.
  4. On a baking sheet covered with baking paper, put paprika boats stuffed with filling, sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190 degrees for half an hour.


Stuffed Pepper Sauce – Cooking Secrets

An important step in the preparation of a dish is the way how to make a sauce for stuffed peppers. Here are some tasty gravy options:

  • water, salt, black pepper, bay leaf – the easiest and most affordable method;
  • sour cream, diluted with water, seasoned with spices;
  • tomato juice or sauce;
  • carrots, tomato juice, sweet peas, bay leaf, sour cream, sugar;
  • fresh tomatoes, herbs, garlic;
  • sour cream, mayonnaise, ketchup or tomato paste, vegetable oil.
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