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Stuffed Pepper Bake - Cooking With Fudge
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Stuffed Pepper Bake

If you love stuffed peppers, you will love this Stuffed Pepper Bake even more! While I enjoy the flavors in stuffed peppers, I find that the actual whole stuffed peppers are a little challenging for younger kids. So, I decided to make an easier to manage version!
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 435kcal

Equipment

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 96/4 lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 bell peppers 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
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup regular shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup regular shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a frying pan or skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
  • Once browned, drain the fat from the beef and set aside.
  • While the ground beef is cooking, use a knife and cutting board to dice the onion and bell peppers and mince the garlic.
  • In the same pot, saute the onion and bell peppers 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 back to the pot along with the rice and cheese. Stir to combine.
  • In a 9x13 baking dish, add the mixture and top with tomato sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

This Stuffed Pepper Bake makes 6 servings at a heaping 3/4 cup each. Each serving comes out to 435 calories, 6 WW Green SmartPoints®, 6 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 4 WW Purple SmartPoints® if you use brown rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1132mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1859IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 366mg | Iron: 4mg