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Baked Stuffed Peppers

Baked Stuffed Peppers

An easy midweek meal that is sure to be a family favourite! For a delicious vegetarian version replace the beef with canned chickpeas. Perfect served with soured cream and a touch of smoked paprika.

Tildalicious tip: Canned tomatoes are a great way of upping your intake of vegetables. 1 can of tomatoes contains 2 of your 5 a day!

  • 16 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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Baked Stuffed Peppers




  • 1 pouch Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice
  • 2 large red or yellow peppers, cut in half and deseeded
  • 200g 10 % fat beef mince
  • 100g frozen chopped onions
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 small zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 80g frozen peas
  • 400g can finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt or reduced fat sour cream, to serve
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, to serve

How to make Baked Stuffed Peppers

  1. Heat the rice according to the package instructions.

  2. Preheat the oven to 230C, fan 210C, gas 8.

  3. Place the pepper halves in an ovenproof dish and cook in the oven for 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile heat a large non-stick deep frying pan and fry off the beef, onion and garlic over high heat for 5 minutes.

  5. Take off the heat and stir through the Tilda Lemon & Herb rice, courgette, peas, and tomatoes.

  6. Take the peppers out of the oven and spoon the mixture into the pepper halves. Put the stuffed peppers back into the hot oven for a final 15 minutes.

  7. Serve with yoghurt or soured cream and a generous sprinkle of paprika.

What to serve with stuffed peppers?

Stuffed peppers pair well with a variety of side dishes, such as a green salad, garlic bread, quinoa, couscous or a light pasta salad.

How long to cook stuffed peppers?

The cooking time for stuffed peppers depends on the recipe and the size of the peppers. Generally, they are baked in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes at 180°C fan or gas mark 6 until the peppers are tender and the filling is cooked through.

What to have with stuffed peppers?

Alongside stuffed peppers, you can enjoy a simple garden salad, roasted vegetables or a side of mashed potatoes for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Can you freeze stuffed peppers?

Yes, you can freeze stuffed peppers. Allow them to cool completely, then wrap each pepper tightly in plastic wrap or tin foil and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be kept in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Do you put raw meat in stuffed peppers?

If the recipe calls for meat as the filling, it is common to use cooked or partially cooked meat to ensure it reaches a safe temperature during the baking process. However, some recipes may call for raw meat, and in such cases, it will cook thoroughly while baking inside the peppers.

How long can you keep stuffed peppers in the fridge?

Stuffed peppers can be kept in the fridge for 3 to 4 days if stored in an airtight container. Make sure to refrigerate them promptly after cooking to maintain their freshness and quality.