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Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers Italian Style

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  • Author: SueseaQPI.com
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 4 stuffed peppers 1x


Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with a savoury meat, spices and a rich marinara sauce


  • 4 Large Bell Peppers, tops and seeds removed.
  • 1 Package of Chicken Chop Meat - you can use turkey chop meat, beef of pork...the stuffing ideas are endless souse what you love.
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • Shredded Mozzarella


  1. Using a fork or toothpick pierce small holes into the bottoms of the peppers to allow excess fat from the meat to drain. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the chop meat, egg, garlic, tomato sauce, sea salt, black pepper, Italian Seasoning, and onion powder and mix thoroughly to combine
  3. Stuff each Bell Pepper with the meat mixture, filling each pepper nearly to the top
  4. Place the Steam Rack in the Inner Pot of your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Place stuffed peppers bottom-side-down on the rack. Pour tomato sauce over the top of each pepper
  5. Cover, lock the lid, and flip the steam release handle to the sealing position. Select Pressure Cook and set the cook time for 26 minutes
  6. When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure
  7. Open the lid and top each pepper with some shredded mozzarella. Replace the lid, select stay warm, and set timer for 2 minutes to melt the cheese
  8. Open the lid and use a large spoon and tongs to carefully transfer the peppers to a large serving platter
  9. They come out super juicy and tender so be careful when you are transferring from the pot to the plate as they can break easily.


Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from an online calculator which attempts to provide accurate nutritional information. Varying factors such as product types and brands can change nutritional information in any given recipe. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 26 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 7.1 g
  • Sodium: 559.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.8 g
  • Protein: 36.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 87.8 mg