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Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers are an easy dinner recipe to make. The classic main dish is filled with a flavorful list of ingredients for a cheesy and savory meal.

Baked Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers on a white plate.

This recipe features the combination of sausage, shredded mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo creating a tasty dish you can’t put down.

But, there is also lot of variety with this stuffed peppers recipe. You can add ground beef, sausage, or even shredded chicken.

The filled peppers are not only flavorful but filling with all of the delicious ingredients.

For this recipe I used cooked and crumbed sausage that I bought in a pack at the grocery store. It’s great or those nights when you don’t have a lot of time.

If you have some extra time, you can cook the sausage, drain the grease, and add that to the recipe in place of the pre-cooked sausage.

Four sausage stuffed peppers on a white plate.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Sausage Stuffed Peppers?

  • Bell peppers (any colors)
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cooked sausage

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Stuffed Peppers

  1. Rinse the bell peppers and slice off the top. Clean the seeds out of the inside of the peppers, as well as scrape off the membranes on the sides.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.
  3. Next, add the half of the shredded mozzarella cheese and cooked and crumbled sausage into the bowl and mix well.
  4. Stuff the peppers with the cream cheese mixture and bake.
  5. Remove the peppers after 30 minutes and place the rest of the shredded cheese on top. Return the peppers to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned on top.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Stuffed Peppers

Fresh bell peppers on a cutting board.

Start by washing the bell peppers and slicing off the tops.

Cut about one inch off the top of the peppers.

Clean the inside of the peppers out, removing the seeds and side membranes.

I usually rinse the peppers out if I have some seeds that don’t want to come out. That usually does the trick.

You can get any color bell peppers that you’d like. I chose one of each color because it looked pretty to have some variety.

There is not a significant taste difference in the colors.

Cream cheese in a glass bowl.

Add the cream cheese to a large bowl.

It’s best if the cream cheese is room temperature, but if you’re like me and forget to set it out, you can just mix it a little longer with the hand mixer.

You want to get the cream cheese to be able to mix and stuff easily.

Sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese in a glass bowl.

Next, add the mayonnaise and sour cream to the bowl.

Salt and pepper in a small glass bowl.

Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the ingredients.

Shredded cheese for stuffed bell peppers in a glass bowl.

Sprinkle half of the cheese into the bowl.

Crumbled cooked sausage in a bowl with cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream.

Next, add the crumbled sausage to the bowl and mix well.

I bought some pre-cooked sausage for this recipe to save some time. It came in a 9.6 oz. package so it’s a little over one cup.

You can also cook the sausage for this recipe–either way will work well.

Stuffed bell peppers with sausage, cheese, mayo, and sour cream.

Mix everything well and stuff into the peppers and cook for 30 minutes.

Don’t put the cheese on top yet, otherwise it will burn (speaking from experience). You can add the cheese a little bit before it’s done cooking.

Stuffed bell peppers with mozzarella cheese on top.

After the peppers cook, add the shredded cheese on top and place back in the oven to cook until the cheese is melted and browned.

You can see me putting the cheese on top in the video, but stuff and cook the peppers for 30 minutes first, and then add the cheese on top before cooking again for 15 minutes.

Baked stuffed peppers on a white plate.

Recipes that go great with stuffed bell peppers

Classic stuffed peppers on a white plate.

The Best Stuffed Peppers

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a wonderful recipe for any occasion.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your stuffed peppers on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Four sausage stuffed peppers on a white plate.

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Stuffed bell peppers are an easy recipe to make with the combination of sausage, shredded mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo creating a tasty dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  3. Rinse off the bell peppers and slice off the tops. Clean the seeds out of the peppers and scrape out the membranes.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add half of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Next, add the sausage and mix well.
  7. Stuff the peppers and place them on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove the peppers, sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned.

Notes

TIP: I used a 9.6 oz. package of pre-cooked Jimmy Dean sausage to save on time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 594Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1469mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 17g

Nutrition is approximate.

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