This delicious and hearty stuffed bell pepper soup has all the classic flavors of stuffed peppers made into an incredible tasting soup. A delicious comfort food recipe the whole family will enjoy!
How many of you out there have ever had stuffed bell pepper? I’m sure the answer is all of you. I can’t think of one person I know who hasn’t had them or made them on a regular basis. They’re a delicious hearty dish that most of us were introduced to as children. I can remember big bell peppers overflowing with a mixture of rice, beef, onions, and garlic on my family’s plate when I was a kid. I also remember making them to put on my family’s plate when I became a mom. Yes, this dish is a generational hit that never goes out of style.
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Recipe
As with any classic, it’s always fun to mix things up a bit. That’s why I love this stuffed pepper soup. It has everything we love about stuffed bell peppers in a delicious soup form. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make on a winter day because it’s hearty, filling, and warming. It’s also easy to make which is always nice. Every bite is warm, delicious, and as satisfying to the soul as it is to the tastebuds.
Enjoy Classic Stuffed Peppers in a Soup
This recipe really is exactly what it’s called. Stuffed bell pepper soup is all the classic flavors of stuffed peppers in a soup. Every bite features bell peppers, onions, garlic, beef, and all the other classic flavors we love in our traditional stuffed bell peppers.
Since we’re talking about variations on stuffed peppers, why not go a little further? There are a few ways you can further change things up with this delicious recipe if you’re so inclined. They’re all very simple changes, but they can drastically change this dish, which means you can make multiple meals from one simple recipe.
This soup uses ground beef, but you can use a variety of ground meats in this dish to change the flavor a little or a lot. Some great variations include:
- Ground chicken
- Ground turkey
- Italian sausage
- Ground sausage
An easy variation that keeps the flavor the same but adds a bit more color is simply using different colored peppers. Try adding orange, yellow and/or red bell peppers to this mix for a pop of color.
Instead of white rice, try brown rice, long grain rice or even cauliflower rice.
This might be the most out-of-the-box change in the entire recipe. Rather than rice, try using macaroni noodles or another similar small noodle in this soup.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about stuffed peppers or stuffed pepper soup, I have answers. This FAQ answers all the most commonly asked questions about stuffed bell peppers and their soup counterpart.
Where do stuffed bell peppers come from?
Stuffed peppers are a traditional dish from the Mediterranean Basin region of Spain.
What is the best meat for stuffed peppers?
Traditionally, ground beef is used for stuffed peppers, but ground turkey or chicken both work well if you’re watching calories or saturated fat.
What is stuffed pepper soup?
Stuffed bell pepper soup is the soup form of stuffed bell peppers. All of the traditional stuffed pepper ingredients are added to a tomato-based soup.
What to serve with stuffed bell pepper soup?
This soup is an entire meal on its own, so there’s no need to serve up a ton of sides with it. In general, I love to serve it with some crusty bread or a side salad.
Can you make stuffed pepper soup in the slow cooker?
Absolutely. Simply follow the directions you’ll find later until it’s time to simmer the soup. Then, transfer it to a slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
Can you make stuffed pepper soup ahead of time?
Yes, you can. This dish is just as good if not better the next day. Make it the day before you plan to eat it, then heat it up in your slow cooker or on the stove over medium-low heat.
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?
You sure can. Ground turkey or chicken work just as well as ground beef. It’s a great option if you’re trying to avoid saturated fat.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze this pepper soup recipe for up to a month.
To freeze the soup, chill it completely, then place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze. To reheat the soup, simply put it in a pot and heat it over medium-low heat until it’s heated through.
Ingredients for Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
The ingredient list for this stuffed bell pepper soup is very simple. Just like its traditional counterpart, it only takes simple, easy ingredients to make.
- Lean ground beef
- Bell peppers
- Slap Ya Mama
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Worcestershire sauce
- Diced tomatoes
- Crushed tomatoes
- Beef broth
How to Make Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
If you think the ingredient list is easy, just wait until you see how to make this recipe. It takes next to no effort at all. You’ll just need to do a little chopping and dicing and some sauteing. That’s essentially all there is to it.
Step 1: Prep
Chop the onion, dice the bell peppers, and mince the garlic. Then, measure out your ingredients.
Step 2: Cook the Beef and Vegetables
In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and seasonings until meat is no longer pink. Add minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes, stir frequently. Drain and return to pot.
Step 3: Add the Liquid and Rice
Add tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, and rice. Then, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is tender. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with shredded cheese.
Try This Delicious Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Today
This stuffed bell pepper soup makes the perfect family meal for even the busiest weeknights or a fantastic dish to bring to a potluck. Whenever you decide to make it, this dish is so delicious and so easy, it’s always a winner. Give it a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
- In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and seasonings until meat is no longer pink. Add minced garlic, stir and cook for two additional minutes. Drain and return to pot.
- Add tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, and rice. Stir.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is tender, approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with cheese.
Here are a couple pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards.