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This Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe is an easy Make Ahead Meal. Make these stuffed peppers, freeze some and have dinner ready for another night as well!
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Easy Freezer Meal
A meal that is pre-made and ready to throw in the oven or crockpot is a parent’s dream come true on a busy night. Now that school is either back in session or about to be, I am sure you are looking for ways to make dinner time easier. And that is why I am loving this Stuffed Peppers Recipe. It’s easy, delicious, and you can make a bunch ahead of time and just pull them out of the freezer when you are in need of a fabulous dinner. Don’t worry, I will list a bunch more Freezer to Crockpot meals below this amazing Stuffed Peppers Recipe so that you can really stock up your freezer 😉
It has been awhile since I have made Stuffed Peppers, years to be exact, but my mom was down visiting from Michigan and we decided it was the perfect time to prep some Stuffed Peppers! Who can resist mom’s help in the kitchen?!
I do have the cooking instructions for the oven and the slow cooker listed below, so you are set either way you would like to cook these delicious stuffed peppers.
I love that you can make make Stuffed Peppers in just a few easy steps and you only need a few ingredients. The peppers add such flavor to the meat!
Once you have your peppers stuffed, you simply toss the tops back on and put them in the freezer until you are ready to make them. Ready to make them now? You can cover them with pasta sauce and put them in the crockpot and let them cook all day or toss them in the oven. So many options 🙂
Nervous that your kids will be scared off by the peppers? They don’t have to eat them! Just cut the stuffed pepper in half and let them eat the meat mixture. My kids loved it! And even though they didn’t eat the pepper, they thought it was cool that their dinner came in a edible bowl 🙂
Now, here is my Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
Easy Stuffed Peppers
- 4 bell peppers
- 1 - 1½ lbs lean ground beef
- ½ cup Minute White Rice
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 small diced onion I used a red onion
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup cubed bread
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 24 oz tomato sauce - divided one large can
- In a large bowl mix everything but the tomato sauce together
- Add in 1/3 cup canned tomato sauce
- Stuff peppers with meat mixture - fill peppers slightly over the top
- Put top of the pepper back on if desired
- Freeze until ready for use. I used an disposable alumium pan.
- Allow to thaw overnight if you are cooking in the oven, top with pasta sauce and bake for 1 -1.5 hrs at 350 degrees until meat is thoroughly cooked.
Slow Cooker Instructions
- If freezer to slow cooker meal, simply remove peppers from freezer, place in crockpot, cover with one jar of sauce and cook on low all day - approx. 8 hours or until meat is cooked thoroughly
I hope you and your family enjoy this Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers recipe as much as we do!
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95 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers”
This is a great idea, I really never thought of freezing stuffed peppers before.
great recipe and cool idea, by freezing some for another day
Yes – it saves so much time on those busy nights!
I love stuffed peppers & these look so yummy
Thank you – they are delicious!
I wonder how it would taste substituting ground turkey?
I wish I would have had this recipe the other day. I made peppers, but I noted your recipe and I am going to try it next time in a week or so.
Stuffed peppers had totally fallen off my radar – oh how I miss them! I love this recipe with both bread crumbs and bread cubes I want to try it!
I love stuffed peppers and this is a good idea
Recipe sounds yummy and full of flavor in addition to the taste the bell peppers will give the stuffing. Had no idea theses could be frozen!
Yum! Brings back memories. My mom use to make these when I was younger.
I do so love stuffed peppers!
This is wonderful .I do freeze lot of sauces and when i did pepers ..i did do sauce separate .I do broccoli soup too .hmm stop ..i am hungry . 😀 Thank you for sharing
These stuffed peppers look delicious, I can’t wait to give them a try. I would use turkey or chicken instead of beef. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I love stuffed peppers so I will definitely be trying this recipe !
Stuffed Peppers is one of our favorites! Thank you for the great idea of making these and freezing for later.
Yes – they freeze beautifully!
Anything great that I can prepare simply and freeze ahead is something I want to try. We love stuffed bell peppers!!!
So delicious I’m trying this tonight
these are yummy i love that its fully meat
Yum! One of my families favorites! I would have never thought to freeze. What a great time saver!!! Thank-you!
I can’t wait to try these thank you!
My mom used to make these all the time when I was growing up.
I love stuffed bell peppers this recipe is easy
These look delicious. I never considered prepping them ahead of time and then freezing them. I use meatless crumbles in mine but my husband eats meat. Nice simple recipe, thanks for sharing!
haven’t had stuffed peppers in ages, maybe i should make that tonight for dinner.
One of my favorite meals, which I haven’t made in a while. Thanks for the helpful tip, might be what’s for dinner tonight~
Stuffed Peppers are so good. I used to make them all time but now that it is only hubby and I don’t eat much hamburger anymore, I just haven’t made them. I like the make and freeze and then put them in a crockpot to reheat. Great recipe, I think I will pin it and try it with ground turkey.
Thank you for sharing!
Ground turkey or ground chicken would be a delicious substitution! Thanks for the idea 🙂
This looks delicious. I may make this soon for my hubby and I. My kids won’t eat bell peppers, but we love them!
My kids won’t eat the peppers either, but they love the meat!
Stuffed peppers is one of my favorite meals! I had never thought to make them ahead and freeze them, That’s brilliant. I think I’ll put a couple of these together for some friends who just had babies.
That is a great idea! I love bringing meals to friends – especially ones that just had babies – it is such a time saver 🙂
This looks delish! I can’t wait to try this and see what my husband thinks. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome – Enjoy! Be sure to let me know what he thinks too 😉
It’s been years actually since I’ve made Stuffed Peppers. Such an easy process and since we love peppers here I’m going to make them this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Mmmmm..it looks so delicious!
It sounds like a good recipe, but I would parboil the peppers to save time on the cooking.
Love stuffed peppers. Haven’t had them in awhile looks like it’s time to make them again!
I like it! Looks delicious and easy.
These look so good, thanks!
Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe. 🙂
My family loves Stuffed Bell Peppers. On my menu for this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This looks really yummy and also sounds really easy to make. Thanks a lot for posting!
I love stuffed peppers and I have heard of cooking them in the crockpot but maybe I should freeze them instead!
I love stuffed peppers! I’ll definitely have to give your recipe a try! They’re so cute with their little pepper hats on. 😛
This looks like such an easy and delicious recipe to make on a weekday!
This is a great make ahead meal, however I bake mine and freeze each pepper separately. My FIL loves to be able to take them out and heat/eat whenever he wants.
These Stuffed Peppers sure look tasty! Love that you can make ahead, freeze and either crock-pot or oven cook!
Sounds great, but there’s only one thing missing. Knowing my family, this will have to have shredded cheese-melted and bubbly, on the top, and going down over the sides!
I have never made these but I sure love them this recipe looks easy to follow thanks for sharing.
I’m not normally fond of pepper but I would make an exception 😉 For this delicious looking dish 😀
Looks very appetizing
Stuffed peppers are always better the next day. I do like that they can be made ahead of time and they’re simple to make.
This looks delicious, but I’m not sure if my son would eat that much pepper! I guess he could just eat the insides!
I make stuffed pepper often, they work really well in the crockpot too!
stuffed bell peppers Are a favoritre in my house. i defintely need to make these for the weekend as i know they will be delicious. i love how yours doesnt have any rice in it more like a meatball
I didn’t know about freezing a bunch of these. Very handy to grab & cook.
looks so yummy! i will try this, thank you for sharing 🙂
Pepper season is here and I go to the local picking farm for them. I’ll get extra and make some to freeze for busy days.
I printed the recipe and will be making it tonight after returning from the grocery with the ingredients.
My family likes these, and there are so many ways to change it up. Sometimes we will add cheese or salsa to the mix.
Those green peppers are gorgeous! I’ve never used rice before, will have to try next!
This looks good like to try this
im going to make this soon. It looks delicious and easy to make!
It is so easy and delicious! Let me know what you think 🙂
This looks delicious. I can’t wait to make it.
I’ll pass this recipe to my mum 🙂
Oh that looks so great! My mom used to make these.
this is a good idea. I love stuffed peppers
I am always looking for easy no fuss meals. I need to try these. Look Amaze!
I just picked a bunch of peppers from my garden. Looks like I know what I am doing with some of them! Yum.
yum. the freezing is a great idea.
Never thought of cooking the hamburger inside the pepper before. Would save time and dishes not to mention give it a better flavor
Yes, the flavor is awesome!
when we were kic mom used to make them and then we would freeze them and put them
away for new meal
They look delish! My grandma would make these & stuffed cabbage rolls when I was a kid. Absolutely love them!
My husband loves these, but I never thought to make them ahead. Thanks for the tip.
It’s been a while since we have had stuffed peppers and these look really good. I love that they are so simple to make. I’m definitely going to try them.
I do mine in the microwave- found the recipe in an old Sears microwave cookbook. So good!
These look so delicious I want to go make them now! omnomomnomnom
I am really looking forward to giving this one a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Stuffed peppers is a great low carb meal especially if you forgo the rice.
Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite foods. Good idea to make them ahead like this!
These look delicious!
Thanks for the great recipe.
This is wonderful! We love stuffed peppers especially with so many extras in the garden right now. With all the preserving and freezing we do I never once thought about freezing these. What a great idea and so easy to for preparing a quick meal later on. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome – enjoy!!!
they are delicious,my mom and grandma always making them..love them with sour cream or plain yogurt on top
My mom used to make some just like this – brings back memories
My Husband and I both love stuffed peppers.. Your recipe sounds Delicious. Pretty much like my recipe.It one of those recipes that we remember as children..I always remember how delicious my Mom’s Stuffed Green Peppers were! I never thought about freezing them before! Actually sounds like a good Idea! Thankyou for sharing your awesome recipe!