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    The 40 BEST Bell Pepper Recipes

    Bell peppers are such versatile veggies, colorful and nutritious. They go great in so many dishes, no matter what types of flavors you’re craving.

    They’re great in stir fry dishes and casseroles, soups, skillet meals, pastas and so much more.

    That’s why we decided to compile this list of great Bell Pepper Recipes, from GypsyPlate and around the internet, for you to cook up in your own kitchen.

    You’ll find great main courses, where bell peppers star, as well as some great sides, appetizers and even breakfasts!

    Cook your way through all of these great bell pepper recipes, we’re sure you’ll find some new favorites. Enjoy!

    The BEST Bell Pepper Recipes.

    Bell Pepper Recipes:

    1. Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    We’re starting this list of bell pepper recipes with our one of our favorites, Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers.

    These colorful Stuffed Peppers are packed with your favorite Mediterranean flavors like feta cheese, kalamata olives and pine nuts. Impress your guests with these fancy treats… but don’t tell them how easy they are!

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    2. Flank Steak Fajitas

    These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for a fun meal with this one!

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    3. Creamy Chicken Skillet

    This creamy chicken skillet is your weekday best friend. It’s super easy , it’s super tasty and it’s a low carb bomb. Start to finish in 30 minutes, this just may become a new staple in your rotation.

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    4. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    These easy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers are a hit! Brimming with Mediterranean flavors, even your picky eaters won’t mind their veggies.

    With hearty wild rice, sweet cherry tomatoes, briny olives, nutty pine nuts, and plenty of great seasonings, they’re a meal that you’ll want to make again and again.

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    5. Jamaican Style Pepper Steak

    This Jamaican Pepper Steak is a spin off of the popular Chinese dish, this time featuring tender beef and peppers braised in a flavorful and tangy sauce.

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    6. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Peppers

    These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are your low carb version of your favorite beef and bell pepper sandwich. They are a great weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

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    7. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    If you’re looking for an easy dish to add to your list of household meals, these sheet pan chicken fajitas make a great choice. They’re brimming with traditional Mexican flavors, and they’re easy to make, and more importantly, easy to clean up!

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    8. Beijing Beef

    Beijing Beef will become your new favorite stir fry. Crispy beef strips with onion and red bell pepper in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat. YUM!

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    9. Chicken Cacciatore

    This Classic chicken dish is cooked in a rich tomato sauce with bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives. The chicken is braised until it’s fall off the bone tender, and the sauce is so fragrant that it will fill your whole house with beautiful aromas of home-cooked food. A Sunday well spent anticipating a great meal…

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    10. Denver Omelet

    This Denver omelette is a classic way to start your day from the west. Piled high with ham, cheese, bell peppers and onions, it’s a breakfast fit for cowboys.

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    11. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

    This is surely one of our favorite spicy shrimp recipes.

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    12. Ratatouille

    This thick and silky French stew of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and ripe summer tomatoes will use up your extra vegetables in one fell swoop, making enough food to feed a crowd, pack for lunch, and still freeze for later. Cook this French classic for delicious meatless night.

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    13. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    Make this colorful pasta for your everyday easy lunches, as a side to some Italian meal or a quick fix for all the potluck parties or get togethers.

    You can’t get easier than this Rainbow Pasta Salad. We love the final touch of feta in there…

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    14. Rasta Pasta

    Rasta Pasta! Are you ready for a colorful meal bursting with flavor? Here it is! This is a creamy pasta loaded with red, green and yellow bell peppers. You can also top it off with shrimp or chicken.

    It’s generously seasoned with fiery Jamaican jerk seasoning and finished off with freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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    15. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    These sweet and sour meatballs are your instant dinner fix, with the help of frozen meatballs.

    The homemade sweet and sour sauce is so flavorful and bold that you wont even know the difference between homemade and frozen, pre-packaged meatballs.

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    16. Cheesy Taco Skillet

    This quick & easy taco skillet is loaded flavorful ground beef and bell peppers topped with melty cheese. This cheesy gooey skillet is versatile and you can serve it with endless options and variations.

    It’s one meal fit for any time of the day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. From special get togethers to regular weekday meals, this one’s a winner. 

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    17. Pork Stir Fry

    Are you ready to get woking? This easy Pork Stir Fry will have dinner on the table in a flash! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and has a great homemade stir fry sauce.

    The recipe also explains meat velveting, a Chinese cooking technique that preserves the moisture in the meat and keeps the fibers tender.

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    18. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)

    Japchae is a beautiful, stunning and colorful stir fry with chewy, slippery and fun sweet potato glass noodles (dangmyeon), tons of veggies and tender beef strips. The secret to the best tasting Japchae is perfectly balanced sweet and savory japchae sauce.

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    19. Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)

    The Ivory Coast is one spicy country, proud of its chili tolerance! This kedjenou chicken stew is cooked “undisturbed” low and slow in its own juices along with plenty of vegetables like bell peppers, some hot chilis, the goodness of thyme and the smokiness of paprika.

    End result? Saucy… Bold… Delicious!

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    20. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)

    Let us present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty, colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

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    21. Kung Pao Chicken

    Kung Pao Chicken is a Chinese stir fry takeout recipe that is savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and has just a bit of kick!

    It’s an easy weeknight recipe you can have on the table in under half an hour.

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    22. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Aloha! Is that what this bowl of Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is saying to you? This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors.

    Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.

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    23. Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar is a tasty and fun dip or salad full of fresh veggies and hearty beans. It’s a perfect party appetizer, or make ahead lunch.

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    24. Healthy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

    Easy to make and healthy?!? It may sound too good to be true, but yes, this healthy chicken ramen stir fry will impress you! It can be made in less than twenty minutes, and this recipe shows how to adapt it to your liking. This stir fry is one of the best!

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    25. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

    This Pasta Primavera recipe is packed full of fresh veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus and has a light creamy sauce. Easy weeknight dinner idea!

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    26. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)

    Here to celebrate bell pepper season this summer is a tribute to all those luscious summer tomatoes, ripening on the vines in warm sunshine. Mixed with just a few more cool crunchies, and you have yet another colorful popular traditional dish, pipirrana, all the way from the south of Spain.

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    27. Hunan Shrimp

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you’re not into too much spice. Its overall flavors are lip-smacking.

    This is one of our favorite bell pepper recipes!

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    28. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! Plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned bell pepper and tomato sauce. If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like us, this one is going in your rotation!

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    29. Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    When you think about Hawaii, you probably think about pineapples, which are a real star in this crockpot Hawaiian pineapple chicken. This dish also has plenty of bell peppers!

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    30. Thai Cashew Chicken

    Give your stir fry night a new twist with this Thai Cashew Chicken with bell peppers. It’s an easy dish that’s bursting with layers of flavor and texture.

    Just a little chopping, mix up a sauce, and a quick stir fry is all the effort needed to put this tasty and nutritious dinner on the table.

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    31. Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

    This creamy pesto chicken skillet is a great weeknight dinner recipe. It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and loads of bell peppers and other veggies in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. YUM!

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    32. Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    This Vietnamese Chicken Salad is vibrantly fresh from crunchy veggies and loads of herbs. It’s a perfect combination of sweet, savory and tangy!

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    33. Italian Stuffed Flank Steak

    Looking for a fancy meal to serve up for a dinner party? This Italian Stuffed Flank Steak may look complex, but you’ll be amazed how easy it is. Shh, don’t tell the guests.

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    34. Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

    This recipe takes all the great flavors you love in stuffed peppers and converts them in to casserole form.

    It’s a one pot dish the whole family will want again and again.

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    35. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is a famous soup out of the south of Spain that is made of a variety of veggie, and served cold. It will be one of your favorite bell pepper recipes.

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    36. Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

    This easy one pot dinner is you favorite stuffed peppers in soup form! It’s made from ground beef and bell peppers cooked with Italian seasoning, onion, garlic, tomatoes and cooked rice. It’s a great weeknight dinner.

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    37. Sheet Pan Breakfast Fajitas

    Sheet Pan Breakfast Fajitas are a great breakfast that cooks all on one baking sheet. It’s a hearty breakfast with hardly any cleanup… win, win!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    38. Roasted Bell Peppers

    Roasted Bell Peppers are tender, smoky and delicious. Roasting adds so much flavor, and the end result is a versatile pepper that’s great for salads, pastas, dips and more.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    39. Philly Cheese Steak

    Philly Cheese Steak is a famous sandwich from Philadelphia. It has ribeye steak, caramelized onion, bell peppers and provolone cheese all and loaded into a hoagie roll. Awesome bell pepper recipe!

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    40. Muhammara

    Muhammara is a roasted red pepper dip perfect for scooping with pita bread or chips. It’s savory and sweet, with a touch of spice and some great smokiness from the roasted peppers. YUM!

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    So there you go, forty amazing bell pepper recipes for you to cook. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    The 40 BEST Bell Pepper Recipes

    This tasty collection of Bell Pepper Recipes includes great main courses and scrumptious sides for you to cook up. We love these Mediterranean stuffed peppers:


    • 4 bell peppers
    • 1.25 lbs lean ground beef
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 3/4 cup cooked pearled couscous
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
    • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 1/8 cup pine nuts
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil


    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add ground beef, break up with spoon and brown. Mix in herbs, spices and tomato paste. Sauté until beef is cook through. Set aside.
    3. Cook couscous according to directions on packet. This should take abut 10 minutes total.
    4. Toast pine nuts in ungreased pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir frequently and watch carefully to avoid charring them. They should be lightly browned.
    5. Chop kalamata olives, tomatoes and parsley.
    6. In a large bowl, mix meat, couscous, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, olives and parsley.
    7. Cut peppers vertically. Lay halves on their side in greased baking pan. Stuff with stuffing mixture and cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake and additional 15 minutes. Check doneness with a knife, peppers should be softened but still have a little crunch. Baking times vary by oven, if need be, bake an additional few minutes.
    8. After removing from oven, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over peppers... enjoy!


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