Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

For a satisfying dish with minimal prep, it doesn't get easier than these vegetarian stuffed peppers. Packed with rice, beans and Monterey Jack cheese, these peppers turn tender in the slow cooker.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Photo: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Kady Wohlfarth / Kay Clarke
Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
4 stuffed peppers


  • 4 small to medium green, red or yellow bell peppers

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans with chili gravy

  • 1 (15 ounce) can (or 2 8-ounce cans) no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • 3 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)


  1. Remove tops, membranes and seeds from peppers. Chop enough tops to make 1/3 cup; set aside. If necessary, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pepper so they sit flat. In a medium bowl, stir together rice and undrained beans; spoon into peppers. Pour tomato sauce into the bottom of a 4 1/2-, 5- or 6-quart slow cooker; stir in reserved chopped pepper and onion. Place peppers, filled-side up, in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 6 1/2 hours or on High for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

  3. To serve, transfer peppers to serving plate and cut in half, if desired. Spoon tomato sauce over peppers and sprinkle with cheese.


Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 13g 27%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 741IU 15%
Vitamin C 114mg 127%
Folate 68mcg 17%
Sodium 523mg 23%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 283mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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