A Deliciously Tasty Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Filled with rice, ground beef, spices, and veggies, this stuffed pepper soup is the perfect one pot dish for the blustery days ahead. Not only is this soup great for colder months, it’s fabulous for those of us that love stuffed peppers, but find them challenging to make, and eat. If I’m not breaking peppers while prepping them, I’m making a mess trying to get everything on the fork at once.

Another bonus is, that the soup version takes less time than the alternative. This recipe is truly versatile and can be made to order for a variety of dietary needs and preferences. The addition of fire roasted tomatoes makes this soup especially flavorful, and the ingredients allow it to be paired with a huge variety of sides. So grab that stock pot and let’s make a deliciously tasty stuffed pepper soup recipe.

A Deliciously Tasty Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Total: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 5


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large, yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • parmesan cheese (topping)
  • fresh parsley (garnish)


1. Cook the rice and set aside.

2. Heat a large pot on a medium heat. Add the ground beef and break in up using a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir occasionally, until browned. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat the olive oil in the same pot and add the onions and peppers. Sauté for about 3–4 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, oregano, basil, and thyme. Saute for about 30 seconds.

4. Add the beef back into the pot, along with tomato sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, and beef broth. Cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add the cooked rice and sir well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Add the Parmesan and parsley. Enjoy!


Ground Beef – can be switched out for ground turkey, chicken, even pork.

White Rice – can be substituted with brown rice or cauliflower rice.

Beef Broth – feel free to use low sodium beef or bone broth.

Nutritional Information

  • calories: 541
  • carbohydrates: 69 grams
  • protein: 26 grams
  • fat: 17 grams
  • cholesterol: 62 milligrams
  • sodium: 647 milligrams
  • potassium: 937 milligrams
  • fiber: 4 grams
  • sugar: 6 grams
  • calcium: 67 milligrams
  • iron: 4 milligrams

How Should You Store Stuffed Pepper Soup?

This soup is great for meal prep and leftovers. It will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Pro-tip, put the soup in a glass container or plastic baggie. The tomato will stain plastic, and is a terror to get out. If you want to freeze your soup, it will stay fresh for up to 3 months in an airtight container.

Should You Remove The Seeds From The Bell Peppers?

While there’s no safety issues with pepper seeds, most people do remove them. They tend to be bitter, and can take away from the flavor of the food. The texture can also be unpleasant, and the tiny seeds can get caught in teeth and gums, causing irritation. In rare cases, the seeds can cause intestinal upset and indigestion.

What Should You Serve With Stuffed Pepper Soup?

If you’re making this delicious stuffed pepper soup recipe, give one of these tasty sides a try.

1. Garlic Bread

This simple, yet classic side adds a herby crunch to the meaty soup. It’s great for dipping too.

2. Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy and delicious, these fries will also offset the acidic base of the tomatoes.

3. Cornbread

Cornbread makes a delicious combination with stuffed pepper soup. The sweet bread is a nice contrast to the tangy soup.

4. Creamy Coleslaw

Refreshing and cool, coleslaw has a nice snappy crunch for a different texture than the soup. It’s also nice and cool, which can be nice in between slurps of soup.

5. Oven Fried Zucchini

If you want to pair a tasty veggie with your soup, try these oven fried delights. They are flavorful and crunchy, but have fewer calories and fat than traditionally fried zucchini.

6. Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This rich and creamy rice makes for a fantastically filling accompaniment to a savory stuffed pepper soup.

7. Roasted Butternut Squash And Garlic Quinoa

A bowl of this earthy goodness is sure to round out your meal. With multi-layered flavors, this healthy side goes great with soup.

8. Roasted Eggplant

This easy to make side can be served with your choice of sauce and cheese, or with a simple breading.

9. Garden Salad

Nobody is going to turn their nose up at a delicious, healthy side salad. Make it as simple or as layered as you like. Spice it up with a simple, homemade creamy garlic dressing.

10. Fennel Seed Crackers

Fennel seed crackers are a light and healthy alternative to bread and rolls. Fennel helps bring out the many flavors of the soup.

Cultural Variations If Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed pepper soup obviously evolved from stuffed peppers themselves. But where did stuffed peppers come from? Well, it seems this delightful creation has been a part of many cultures since there’s been peppers, and things to stuff them with. Here are just a few interestingly yummy variations.

1. Spain – (Pimento Relleno)

Bell peppers are stuffed with rice, saffron, and tomato sauce.

2. India – (Bharawn Shima Mirch)

Bell peppers stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices.

3. Romania – (Ardei Umpluti)

Bell peppers stuffed with rice, pork, and sour cream.

4. Mexico – (Chile Relleno)

Poblano peppers are lightly battered, fried, and stuffed with cheese and carnitas.

5. Philippines – (Pandak na Tao)

Pinalamanon peppers are stuffed with pork, shrimp, and water chestnuts.

6. Tunisia – (Fil Fil Mashsi)

Bell peppers are stuffed with lamb, rice, nutmeg, and cardamom.

7. Bulgaria – (Pulneni Chuski)

Bell peppers are stuffed with cheese, eggs, rice, and yogurt.

What Are Some Other Soups Similar To Stuffed Pepper Soup?

If you enjoy the meaty heartiness of this stuffed pepper soup we suggest trying these other flavorful soups.

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