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20 Easy Green Pepper Recipes Everyone Will Love

These green pepper recipes span the globe from pepper steak Chinese takeout copycats to good old-fashioned Philly cheesesteak!

Green peppers are crunchy, deliver mild earthy flavors, and are oh-so-versatile. 

Stuffed Green Peppers with Rice and Meat
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What I love most about cooking with green peppers is that they’re one of the most affordable vegetables.

They also bring a ton of flavor, plus, there’s no end to the possibilities. 

Check out these green pepper recipes below if you want to incorporate some nutrition into your next meal. 

1. Pepper Steak Stir-Fry 

Pepper steak stir-fry is one of my all-time favorite Chinese takeout options.

With tender strips of peppery steak and crunchy peppers, it’s pretty hard to resist. 

This recipe captures the magic of takeout without the need to leave your house.

It’s simple and only pairs a short list of ingredients in a thickened garlic sauce. 

And you can’t forget a bowl of fluffy white rice!

2. Beef and Green Pepper Stir-Fry (Chinjao Rosu) 

Think of this recipe as Japan’s take on Chinese pepper steak.

Chinjao rosu pairs chuck or ribeye steak with earthy flavors of green peppers and onions. 

To tenderize that notoriously tough cut of meat, a bit of sake in the soy sauce marinade not only tenderizes but adds tons of flavor. 

These earthy flavors marry together in a bright soy and sake sauce thickened with cornstarch. 

3. Philly Cheesesteak Pizza 

What’s better than a Philly cheesesteak? A Philly cheesesteak pizza!

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This recipe is much more than just steak and peppers on top of a traditional pizza.

It captures the authentic Philly cheesesteak flavors from the toppings to the cheesy butter and garlic sauce. 

Seriously, this is one delicious pizza. 

4. Roasted Bell Peppers with Olive Oil 

Something magical happens whenever you roast a green pepper.

The flavorful charred exterior and the tender insides make the perfect savory side dish. 

With a little oil and seasoning, a quick trip in the oven helps bring out their bright flavors. 

You can pair roasted peppers as a fantastic side dish, throw them in a salad, or pile them high in a nice, juicy burger. 

5. Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers 

This isn’t your grandma’s stuffed pepper recipe.

With spicy poblano peppers and tons of southwest flavors, it’s a wonderful twist on a classic. 

The best part of this recipe is that it’s surprisingly healthy.

The stuffing in these peppers infuses a healthy dose of black beans, lean ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, and other spicy flavors. 

Top them with a handful of mozzarella cheese, and bake until they’re golden and delicious in the oven. So easy!

6. Saute Peppers and Onions 

The possibilities are limitless with a steamy bowl of sauteed onions and green peppers.

You can toss them on a burger, throw them in a quesadilla, or pair them with fluffy white rice. 

Sometimes, it’s the simple recipes that quickly become fan favorites.

With only a handful of ingredients (that you likely have hanging out in your pantry), you can whip up a quick meal on a budget. 

7. Puerto Rican Sofrito 

Ever wonder why Puerto Rican cuisine is so rich and flavorful? It’s the sauces.

With the right sauce, you can transform any bland meal into something that explodes off the plate. 

Sofrito is a classic Puerto Rican sauce that marries the bright flavors of green peppers, aji dulce (or red peppers), onions, garlic, and spices. 

The best part of this dish is there’s no need to fire up the oven.

Blend raw ingredients in a food processor.

Then, whip out this magical sauce when you need to infuse bright flavors into your meals.

8. Tomatillo Salsa Verde (Green Salsa!) 

There’s a taco truck up the street from my house that I visit weekly.

Their tacos are fine, but I daydream about their amazing green salsa.

This recipe captures that green salsa magic at home. 

It pairs bright flavors from tomatillos, poblano peppers, jalapenos, and plenty of spices. 

If you want a smoky flavor to your salsa, you can roast your peppers before blending them, but it’s unnecessary. 

Pair this salsa with tortilla chips, or stuff it into a burrito or quesadilla. I could eat it by the bowlful!

9. Stuffed Green Peppers 

It wouldn’t be a green pepper party without classic stuffed green peppers.

When the weather turns cold, there’s nothing quite like a stuffed pepper to warm you up after a long day. 

This classic combines pairs ground beef, rice, and savory spices inside a green pepper.

As it bakes, the earthy flavors of the green pepper seep into every inch of the stuffing.

Top the dish with your favorite cheese, and bake until it’s golden and delicious in the oven.

10. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (low-carb) 

There’s nothing better than a Philly cheesesteak, but it’s not exactly healthy.

If you’re trying to watch your carbs, this stuffed pepper recipe captures the essence of Philly cheesesteak without all that bread. 

Instead of bread, stuff your Philly cheesesteak filling inside a green pepper and bake until the cheese is melty and delicious. 

Who ever imagined that Philly cheesesteaks could be healthy?

11. Healthy Sheet Pan Veggie Fajitas (Vegan) 

Looking for a vegan option for your next Mexican night?

Pairing root vegetables with peppers as a fajita filling is a great way to create a filling dinner. 

It’s completely vegan, and the mushrooms and cauliflower add a meaty feel that’s surprisingly filling. 

12. Stuffed Pepper Soup 

Stuffed peppers are great but tedious. This stuffed pepper soup tastes like stuffed peppers without all the extra work. 

I love it because it just tastes like autumn. Every spoonful packs a punch with plenty of peppers, ground beef, rice, and hearty veggies. 

Plus, it’s so easy. It’s one of those dump-it-and-forget-it meals that taste as if you worked in the kitchen all day. 

13. Easy Crustless Pizza Bowls

If you’re trying to watch your carb intake, you will want to check out these fantastic pizza bowls

They have all the cheesy and rich flavors of traditional pizza without all that carb-heavy bread. 

The great thing about these pizza bowls is that you can tinker with the toppings.

Green peppers and ground beef are a great start, but you can also add things like mushrooms, onions, or whatever meat you prefer. 

14. Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole 

I’m a sucker for a casserole when running low on time.

This stuffed bell pepper casserole tastes like the real deal and comes together in a snap. 

Cook your ground beef and veggies together, dump everything in a casserole dish, and let your oven do all the work. 

What I love most about this dish is that even the rice goes in raw and cooks in the oven!

15. White Chicken Chili

Chili is the ultimate winter meal but incorporates a lot of red meat.

This creamy and delicious white chicken chili is a great alternative. 

This recipe combines white chicken with cannellini beans, celery, green peppers, and bright spices for an incredibly satisfying meal.

How does it achieve that perfectly creamy texture, you ask? With cream cheese!

16. Creamy Poblano Chicken Enchiladas 

Shake up taco Tuesday with something creamy and delicious! Seriously, these creamy poblano chicken enchiladas are amazing. 

Shredded chicken is stuffed in warm tortillas with a creamy poblano pepper sauce.

While stuffed chicken tortillas are great on their own, the creamy poblano sauce takes this recipe over the top. 

17. Blistered Shishito Peppers 

Shishito peppers carry a mild green pepper flavor between a bell pepper and a jalapeno.

They’re so flavorful that a quick char brings out their delicious taste without needing much seasoning. 

Cook them on the stove with a bit of oil and light seasoning. Serve them as a killer side dish with burgers or toss them in a salad. 

Be warned, however, that one out of every 10 shishito peppers packs quite a bit of heat! 

18. Stuffed Shishito Peppers 

Move over, jalapeno poppers, there’s a new stuffed pepper in town.

These stuffed shishito peppers resemble jalapeno poppers, but they won’t make your eyes water!

Shishito peppers are milder than jalapenos and are perfect for stuffing!

The filling incorporates a simple filling made from salty salami, cream cheese, and a touch of garlic powder. 

It’s the ultimate appetizer when you need something new and different for your next tailgate or BBQ!

19. Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins 

These cornbread muffins are the ultimate addition to chili or soup!

While pairing jalapenos with cornbread may sound strange, the two work together harmoniously. 

The cornbread recipe is slightly sweet, and the addition of jalapenos adds very subtle spicy notes that work. 

Don’t worry, they aren’t overly spicy. The added sugar and cornmeal help combat the jalapenos’ spicy kick. 

20. Baked Jalapeño Poppers 

Who doesn’t love a jalapeno popper? The spicy jalapenos and the sweetness from cream cheese are a match made in heaven.

It’s the ultimate party food when football season kicks off.

What I love most about this recipe is that the filling works perfectly with the spice of jalapenos.

It incorporates three different types of cheese for a creamy and salty kick. 

The best part? The BBQ potato chip topping!

20 Easy Ways to Use Green Peppers

These delicious green pepper recipes are perfect to make for the family! From stuffed peppers to enchiladas to stir-fry, you can’t top these incredible meals.


  • Pepper Steak Stir Fry

  • Beef and Green Pepper Stir-Fry (Chinjao Rosu)

  • Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

  • Roasted Bell Peppers with Olive Oil

  • Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  • Saute Peppers and Onions

  • Puerto Rican Sofrito

  • Tomatillo Salsa Verde (Green Salsa!)

  • Stuffed Green Peppers

  • Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (low-carb)

  • Healthy Sheet Pan Veggie Fajitas (Vegan)

  • Stuffed Pepper Soup

  • Easy Crustless Pizza Bowls

  • Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

  • White Chicken Chili

  • Creamy Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers

  • Stuffed Shishito Peppers

  • Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

  • Baked Jalapeño Poppers


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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