Pizza Stuffed Peppers

These delicious Pizza Stuffed Peppers are everything you want in a dinner! Stuffed with ground turkey (or beef) and all the pizza fixings, this family friendly dinner will leave everybody happy. Plus it’s a great dish to prep ahead of time!

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

I basically would eat anything if you flavored it with “pizza”. Especially when it’s actually a healthy and delicious dinner that is kid-friendly! These Pizza Stuffed Peppers using a base of ground turkey or beef and all the pizza fixin’s like mushrooms, peppers, onions, pepperoni and cheese! There is plenty of room to customize based on what you want or have on hand.

What I love about stuffed peppers is that while they take a few pre-cook steps of getting the meat and veggies soft, the bulk of the cooking time is hands-off in the oven, and they are a great make ahead dish. You can either prep the whole thing ahead of time and bake when ready, or you can cook the stuffed peppers entirely and use them for meal prep dinner or lunch.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bell Peppers
  • Onion + Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Salt + Pepper + Spices
  • Pepperoni
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Do You Cook the Meat before Stuffing Peppers?

Yes! As with most stuffed peppers recipes, everything is precooked before going into the stuffed peppers, except the bell peppers themselves.

How To Make Stuffed Peppers

  1. Prep all the ingredients
  2. Cook the meat and veggies
  3. Stuff the Peppers
  4. Then bake!

How do you eat Stuffed Peppers?

There might be some controversy with this: Some like to eat the filling first and then cut up the pepper and eat it. Others might like to cut up the whole thing and eat the peppers with the filling. You do you, and choose which method of eating it sounds good to you!


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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

These delicious Pizza Stuffed Peppers are everything you want in a dinner! Stuffed with ground turkey (or beef) and all the pizza fixings, this family friendly dinner will leave everybody happy. Plus it’s a great dish to prep ahead of time!

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner


  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup finely diced mushrooms
  • 1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef
  • 128 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 11/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh Basil, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Prepare peppers: Remove the top 1” portion of the pepper, discard the stem and slice any usable pieces from the top portion and set aside. Scrape out the ribs and seeds and discard. Place peppers upright in a baking dish.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add in mushrooms and cook until all the moisture has been released, about 5-7 minutes. Add in onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in ground meat and cook until no pink remains. Add in tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes. Mix in the spinach and the pepperoni.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared peppers. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for bake for 40 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  6. Remove from oven and preheat broiler. Divide cheese on top of peppers and put under broiler for 3 minutes until bubbly and brown.
  7. Serve immediately or cool completely and store for meal prep.


  • Calories: 440
  • Sugar: 14.2g
  • Sodium: 856mg
  • Fat: 23.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.4g
  • Fiber: 6.4g
  • Protein: 41.1g
  • Cholesterol: 133mg

This post is sponsored by my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are 100% my own!

February 29, 2016

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22 Responses

  1. These look excellent!! Have my groceries / meals all planned out for this week but they may be making an appearance next week….

    Loving your recipes! Especially that they are lower in carbs but still delicious

  2. You’re always my go-to for quick, easy, and healthy recipes. These definitely did not disappoint! So delicious! Everything a pizza should be and more 🙂

  3. I did not see the pepperoni’s added to the instructions. I am assuming they are cooked in with the ground meat or chicken portion of this recipe.

  4. Lexi, these look amazing! I’ve done stuffed peppers before but typically with a bean + quinoa and corn or other veggies. These are a different twist that I will definitely try! I think my husband would really like them 🙂 thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Usually, peppers are ON the pizza, what a brilliant way to reverse the whole thing ! I love it !

    Now to try putting the meatballs ON the spaghetti (just kidding)

  6. Finally a stuffed pepper I will eat! I never liked my Mom’s stuffed peppers because of the filling, but who doesn’t like pizza? Made these last night and everyone loved them! What a great recipe!

  7. I really liked these. They tasted amazing!!! The only thing that I didn’t like was that they didn’t taste like pizza at all other than the Italian seasoning

  8. These were great! I didn’t add as much pepperoni and I prob should have added it to the meat. Next time I might try topping it with marinara sauce before the cheese. Thanks!

  9. Holy yumminess! Made this today in the crock pot because it’s crazy HOT here, about 3 hours on low( after cooking meat. Probably could have skipped that and let it go longer in crocky). I chopped up the pepper tops and threw those in , and added fennel seed to give a sausage vibe. Didn’t have any spinach and used roasted tomatoes from my garden and a can of fire roasted tomatoes, so it made a ton. I crammed 5 stuffed peppers in the crock pot and have 5 in the freezer ( this makes me ever so HAPPY!). Best of all: kid approved healthy yummy dinner! Yea!

  10. I’ve made these three times over a few months and they are a hit each time. A coworker brought them in once and everyone was loving on her stuffed peppers. She sent us the recipe and we have all made them and loved them. Thank you!

  11. hi can these be made in advance? Or frozen? Just trying to make dinner party prep easier, so if you can let me know of a shortcut that’d be great, thank you!!

  12. No words really for how good these are…perfect for a pizza obsessed family if you are sick of actual pizza! I did not boil the peppers as I wanted to use less dishes. Instead i baked them empty of fillings in the oven at 350 for approx 15 – 20 minutes before filling them. And then baked a little longer after filling. Really bad at tracking time when cooking so couldn’t tell you exact baking time unfortunately.

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