Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup

By Rena |

This Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe is hearty and has all the flavors of stuffed bell peppers but in a comforting soup form. Perfect weeknight dinner idea the entire family will enjoy.

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Love stuffed bell peppers but don’t feel like going through the process of making them? Then make this healthy stuffed pepper soup recipe and enjoy a filling and tasty dinner without missing out on any flavor! The same great taste! Plus they are so easy to make without dealing with all the fuss that comes with the classic stuffed pepper recipe that requires you waiting for it to bake!

HOW TO MAKE STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

Stuffed pepper soup has all the ingredients you will use to make the classic stuffed bell peppers but in a one-pot meal instead. Comforting, delicious, and the same great taste.

You will need some lean ground beef, rice, bell peppers, onions, garlic, some herbs, and a broth tomato base. I love using a variety of bell peppers instead of using only green peppers which is what is usually used for the classic recipe.

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How to:

  • In a large pot, using some olive oil, sautee the chopped peppers, onion, and garlic. Then add the ground beef and herns and allow them to cook for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Add in the broth, tomatoes, and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until rice is tender. About 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and some shredded cheddar cheese. Serve and enjoy.

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Some substitutes:

  • Beef: Use extra lean ground beef or use ground turkey for fewer calories.
  • Bell Peppers: You may use only green or use different colors. Red, green, and orange.
  • Rice: Use brown rice, or white rice if preferred. Another substitute will be quinoa. For a keto option, skip this ingredient.

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HOW MANY CALORIES IN STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

Depending on the ingredients you use in the recipe, the calories will vary between 200-350 calories per bowl. My stuffed pepper soup recipe has about 250 calories per bowl. I used ground beef and brown rice in this recipe. For a fewer calorie option, you can use ground turkey and quinoa.

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IS THIS STUFFED PEPPER SOUP KETO

I used brown rice in this stuffed pepper soup recipe so it has about 27g of carbs per serving. This is not keto unless you make it without the rice. Without the rice, this recipe should be keto-friendly.

CAN I FREEZE STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

You can certainly freeze stuffed pepper soup. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

This recipe is so filling and complete it really doesn’t need to go with a side dish. But if you must, a side of fresh bread would be great. Whole grain bread would be ideal. Try a side of salad or some cornbread. Kids can have a side of grilled cheese!

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CAN I ADD COOKED RICE INSTEAD OF RAW

If you prefer using cooked rice instead of raw in this stuffed pepper soup recipe you can. Instant rice works just fine as well.  You would have to add the cooked rice towards the end once the soup is almost ready. Add the rice in and mix well to combine with the soup and leave it to simmer for another 5 minutes before you serve.

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HOW TO MAKE STUFFED PEPPER SOUP IN CROCKPOT, SLOW COOKER, AND INSTANT POT

There are different ways to make stuffed pepper soup. Go with what’s easiest and convenient for you. This recipe was made on the stovetop. But, you can also make it in a crockpot, slow cooker or instant pot. The technique is mostly the same but will vary slightly.

SLOW COOKER

  1. In a skillet, cook the beef, garlic, and onions until the meat is cooked through. This should take about 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer into a slow cooker along with the seasonings and other ingredients. If using raw rice you can add the rice in this step. If you plan to use cooked rice don’t add rice now.
  3. Set the slow cooker on high for 3 hours or low setting for 6-8 hours.
  4. Once the soup is cooked and ready to serve, add in the instant rice if using that, mix and let it sit for a few minutes and serve.
  5. Optional garnishes would be some shredded cheese and fresh parsley.

INSTANT POT

  1. Using the sautee option on the instant pot, brown the beef along with the onions and garlic.
  2. Pour in all the other ingredients into the instant pot once the beef is cooked through. Add raw rice in this step. If using instant cooked rice, add that at the end.
  3. Stir well, close the lid and seal. Cook at high pressure for about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes.
  5. If using instant rice, add it in this step, allow it to simmer for another 5 minutes. Garnish with shredded cheese and serve.

CROCKPOT

Essentially cooking stuffed pepper soup in the crockpot will be almost identical to how you will cook it in the slow cooker. Please follow the steps above. Remember if you are using instant rice, you can add that towards the end or right over the soup once poured in a bowl.

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Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup

Comforting bell pepper soup made with bell peppers, lean ground beef, onions, brown rice, and a tomato sauce base.
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Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Bell Peppers in different colors if desired chopped
  • 1 Sweet Onion chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 lb 95% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 Cups Homemade or low-sodium broth
  • 1 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice or quinoa
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add bell peppers, onion, garlic and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and seasonings, and cook until meat is no longer pink, breaking it with a wooden spoon, for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth, and stir in crushed tomatoes, and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until rice is tender. About 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar and parsley and serve hot. Enjoy! 

Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Some substitutes:
  • Beef: Use extra lean ground beef or use ground turkey for fewer calories.
  • Bell Peppers: You may use only green or use different colors. Red, green, and orange.
  • Rice: Use brown rice, or white rice if preferred. Another substitute will be quinoa. For a keto option, skip this ingredient.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1923IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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