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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

You will love these comforting and tasty stuffed peppers in your Instant Pot!
Course Main
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Easy stuffed bell peppers recipe, instant pot stuffed peppers, pressure cooker stuffed peppers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 333 kcal


  • 5 bell peppers, tops removed and deseeded
  • 450 g 1 lb turkey or lean beef mince
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella divided use
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 250 ml 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 spring onions scallions finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 0.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 250 ml 1 cup water


  1. Mix together the mince, half the shredded mozzarella, rice, 60 ml (1/4 cup) tomato sauce, egg, spring onion, herbs, garlic, paprika, salt and black pepper in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Prick the base of the peppers with a fork and fill with seasoned meat mixture
  3. Pour the water into the Instant Pot Insert and place a trivet into the Instant Pot.
  4. Place the peppers on the trivet, to they are standing upright (you could also put the peppers standing upright in a shallow dish) and cover the peppers with the remaining tomato sauce.
  5. Cover your Instant Pot, set the vent to 'sealing,' select the manual or pressure cook button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 10 mins.
  6. When done allow the pot to undergo natural pressure release, open and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the peppers, and cover the Instant Pot (but not seal) and let stand for 2-3 mins until the cheese melts.
  7. Switch off the heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes


What to Serve with this Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Garlic Green Beans.

Baked Tomatoes.

Sesame Spinach Salad.

Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

There are 5 Freestyle points in each serving of these pressure cooker stuffed peppers.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Potassium 674mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 89.3%
Vitamin C 190.5%
Calcium 22.2%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.