How to make unstuffed pepper casserole

Print this recipe
Stuffed peppers is a classic of Italian-American cuisine. The recipe below is an easy-to-make version of the classic. Think of it as a sort of deconstructed stuffed pepper casserole, where the peppers themselves and the stuffing are all mixed together and topped with lovely, bubbly cheese.
Use your favorite jarred marinara sauce for this dish, which will lend all of that lovely, herby flavor to the peppers. You could also lighten it up by opting for ground turkey instead of beef.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Unstuffed Pepper Casserole
7
15 minutes
40 minutes
55 minutes
1 pound ground beef
1 green bell pepper, large diced
1 red bell pepper, large diced
2 cups cooked white rice
1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brown the meat in a skillet and set aside. Drain excess grease. Add the peppers to the pan and brown.
Combine the meat, peppers and cooked rice in a bowl. Place this mixture in a casserole dish.
Add marinara sauce and a handful of the cheese and combine. Top with the rest of the cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese on top is bubbly and slightly browned.
Advertisement
Resources Kraft and banner image credit
Print this recipe

This savory casserole is packed with tender ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese and sumptuous rotini pasta, making this a delightful way to enjoy a cheesy meal in with the family!
February 3   ·  
Advertisement
If your two favorite casseroles had a baby, this would be it.
February 1   ·  
We love this recipe because of how easy it is to whip up after a long day (it can be ready from start to finish in under an hour!), as well as how well the components of the dish manage to hit every flavor note perfectly.
January 30   ·  
A dish that is generally kept for special occasions.
January 22   ·  
This simple casserole has all the comfort of your tried-and-true favorites while allowing you to control the poultry portions and the level of heat you want to bring to the table.
January 24   ·  
If you're looking for an easy and delicious twist on a great pasta dinner, look no further than this stunning recipe.
January 20   ·