Super Simple Stuffed Pepper Bake is one of my families all time favorite meals. This meal came about when I had various bell peppers in the fridge. I wanted to make stuffed peppers, but I didn't have any whole peppers to stuff! I chopped up all the bell peppers, mixed in some rice, sausage, sautéed onions, and spices and topped it with cheese. Stuffed peppers, but in a quick and easy bake. It quickly became a family favorite not only from its amazing taste, but also because its ease and convenience. This is a meal you will definitely want to add into your meal rotation. It won't disappoint!
Quick and Easy
If stuffed peppers weren't already easy enough, insert Super Simple Stuffed Pepper Bake. This meal is beyond quick and easy. There is very limited prep work, and once everything is cooked, it's simple. Mix and bake. You can make this meal even quicker by using leftover rice from a meal before!
Because every ingredient is pre cooked, once your bake goes into the oven, it's only a matter of melting the cheese to cheesy perfection.
How to make Super Simple Stuffed Pepper Bake
Let's make Super Simple Stuffed Pepper Bake!
Start by making rice, browning sausage, and sautéing chopped onion. Chop up the bell peppers into bite size pieces.
You can use any color of bell peppers while making this meal. I personally love using red, yellow and orange peppers. They have so much flavor, not to mention, they also make the dish look so pretty! Style points are always fun right!? I also use green peppers to make this meal. It really comes down to what type of bell peppers I have on hand at the time!
Don't cook the bell pepper beforehand! The bell pepper will become cooked when the whole bake goes in the oven. This will help prevent the peppers from getting soggy. I HATE soggy peppers so I will do anything to prevent that! The peppers will be tender but crisp!
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the rice, sausage, onion, fennel, Italian seasoning, and chopped bell peppers. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix until evenly distributed.
Pour the stuffed pepper mixture into a baking sheet. Top the mixture with Monterey Jack Cheese.
Bake the stuffed pepper bake at 350 degree for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Tips and Tricks
Don't cook the bell peppers until you bake the entire bake in the oven. I sauté the onions beforehand but I don't do that with the chopped bell peppers. This helps them avoid getting soggy. The maintain a tender yet crisp texture.
I like to make this meal when I have leftover ingredients from another meal. It makes the prep even quicker! Leftover rice and breakfast sausage is common in our fridge and I love making this meal with them.
Storing Super Simple Stuffed Pepper Bake
Store any leftover Stuffed Pepper Bake in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
To reheat, simply reheat the amount you want to eat in the microwave. Or, if you want to eat all the leftovers, reheat in the oven until heated through.