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Stuffed Pepper Bake

This Stuffed Pepper Bake combines beef, bell peppers, onions, and rice with a tasty tomato-based sauce and cheese that is baked in the oven until it's warm and bubbly. Simply delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Bell Peppers, Cheese, Garlic, Ground Beef, Onion, Stuffed Peppers, Tomato Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 407kcal


  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Colander or strainer
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • 1 pound 96/4 lean ground beef
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1.5 cups reduced fat shredded cheese


  • First, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a frying pan or skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
  • Once browned, use a colander or strainer to drain the fat from the beef and set it aside.
  • Start cooking your rice according to the package instructions.
  • While the ground beef and rice are cooking, use a knife and cutting board to dice the bell peppers and onion and mince the garlic.
  • In the same pot, sauté the bell peppers and onion until soft.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce, and cook for another minute or two.
  • Add the ground beef and rice back to the pan along with the tomato sauce and half of the cheese. Stir to combine.
  • In a 9×13 baking dish, add the ground beef mixture and top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


This Stuffed Pepper Bake makes 6 servings at a heaping 3/4 cup each. Each serving comes out to 407 calories, 6 WW Green SmartPoints®, 6 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 4 WW Purple SmartPoints® if you use brown rice.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1319IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4mg