Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Crockpot meals are a favorite of ours around here.  As a working wife, it is a treat to be able to come home and not have to start cooking dinner!  The house smells amazing and dinner is just about ready.  I love that. 

We are always looking for new crockpot ideas, and this stuffed bell pepper recipe uses some of our fall favorites (wild rice!) in a new way. 

The result was a meal we’ll definitely make again and again. 

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers – Adapted from Family Fresh Meals


  • 5-6 medium bell peppers
  • 1 C cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 lb. ground Italian turkey sausage, browned
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 C shredded Colby Jack or Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 1 C chicken broth


In a large bowl, mix together 1 C cooked wild rice, browned Italian sausage, 3/4 of the can of rinsed and drained diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix in 1 egg and 3/4 C of cheese. 

Stir well. 

Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds from the inside. 

Using a cookie scoop, fill the bell peppers with the rice mixture.  Top with remaining tomatoes.

Place the peppers into a lightly greased crockpot, arranged in a single layer over the bottom of the crockpot.  Pour over 1 C chicken broth. 

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.  Roughly 15 minutes before serving, top with the remaining 1/4 C cheese.  Or, if you forget, just top with cheese before serving. 

Serve warm.



  1. Yum! This recipes sounds delicious, as all of yours typically do.
    Quick question, one problem I run into with stuffed peppers is liquid "pooling" in the bottom of the pepper while cooking. It drives my husband crazy and I haven't found a way to fix it. Did you notice if these stuffed peppers do the same? Any tips on how to avoid this?
    I appreciate you!

    1. Thanks, Alix.

      I did not notice any liquid pooling in the bottom of these peppers. There was definitely liquid in the bottom of the crockpot (intentional so that they don't burn/stick), but there wasn't any that I recall in the bottom of the pepper. I know when I make them in the oven, I cut the peppers in half to stuff them, so that cuts down on the liquid there.


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