Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup takes all the effort out of making stuffed peppers and the results are, dare I say better than the original?

Part of the reason I almost never make stuffed peppers for us at home is the frustrating process of cooking them. Between the browning and stuffing of the bell peppers, the water bath they sit in as they cook in the oven for what feels like forever I find half the time I still end up with bell peppers that are not as tender as I want them.  Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

About a year ago I was making soups for a client who would routinely swap out half her prepared meals for soups. She asked if I could make stuffed peppers in soup form because it was easier for her to eat since she wouldn’t need a fork and knife. I can’t honestly say I’d ever heard of a stuffed pepper soup, but I was determined to make one for her.

The version I made for my client was done on the stovetop, but I know how much all of your love slow cooker recipes on this site. In fact 6 of the top 10 recipes on the site are made in a slow cooker. Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Main, Soup
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 29 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cup instant rice uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, add the ground beef on medium-high heat.
  • Brown the ground beef in larger chunks than you would if it were taco meat.
  • When browned, remove the beef and drain all but a tablespoon of the fat.
  • Add in the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, when they've wilted but not browned.
  • Add all the ingredients except the cheese into your slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  • When ready to serve add in the cheddar cheese into the slow cooker, and scoop on more of the soup on top of it.
  • Don't stir or the cheese will disappear into the soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with ground beef, bell peppers, onions and tomato sauce. All the flavors of your favorite stuffed peppers with half the effort.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I didn’t want this as a soup, I wanted it to be more like what you would put into a stuffed pepper. I used 1 1/2 pounds of beef and i think next time I will use 2 pounds. I left out the rice at the start and made 3 cups of instant rice at the 5 hour mark and mixed it into the recipe and let it cook for 1 more hour. Everything thickened up exactly how I wanted it to and it is delicious!

  2. I haven’t made this yet but will soon, it sounds so yummy! I’m just wondering if I could add Morning Star Griller Crumbles instead of hamburger. And should it be added before or after cooking & then add the cheese & serve?

    1. I’ve not tested it using that product before. My gut says use it like you would hamburger but I’m not sure. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Good luck!

  3. Made the soup yesterday in the crockpot when I was warming up and then goin to add cheese, the soup is very thick . Should I add water or tomato sauce to thin it out

  4. I followed the recipe to a T minus the cheese. My rice didn’t cook all the way through. Very disappointed. Will look to cook rice separately next time around. Flavors were amazing.

    1. I double the recipe when I make it and only use 100 oz which definitely seems like a lot but it comes out perfect ?

  5. I made this and followed the recipe except for the rice (I used those microwavable packets instead because that’s what we had) and made it stovetop because I wanted it sooner rather than later and it was amazing! We are making it again tonight for dinner and doubling the recipe because we both wanted a few more days of lefovers last time! Sooo good and filling, makes GREAT leftovers, and smells amazing as it’s cooking. Possibly the best soup I have ever had!

  6. I got all the ingredients needed to make this dish, but I don’t eat cheese due to a dairy allergy. I’m going to make it the way the recipe reads but leave the cheese out. Will that make a difference? If my boyfriend wants cheese, can I put it directly into his individual portion?

  7. Made this soup last night and took it into work. It was a hit and the perfect hearty soup for the cold winter! Will definitely be making it again. It was absolutely delicious and tastes just like a stuffed pepper without all the work!

  8. I made this soup on the weekend. I only have a 4.5 quart crock pot and it was full right to the top, but worked out okay. It was very good! I might add a TBSP of sugar next time and double the black pepper.

  9. Made this for the first time today and LOVE it! Will definitely be making this again! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!!

  10. I replaced the tomato sauce with 64 oz btl of V8 juice for more flavor. I use V8 in all my tomato dishes ex chili, veg soup, etc. I also used regular jasmine rice, not a fan of minute or instant. The recipe is very good. Thank you for sharing.

  11. What size Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) do you use? I would be doubling the recipe. I have big eaters & for taking to parties.

    Is the oregano & basil fresh or in the spice isle?

    Could you use regular whole wheat rice, instead of the instant white rice?

    Thank you!

    1. I made this recipe in a 6 qt slow cooker and the spices are dried spices from the spice aisle. I’ve not substitued the rice before but I would think it would work. enjoy!

  12. The recipe says to add the rice with all the ingredients except cheese in the beginning. Since it’s instant rice, I’ve read on other recipes to put the rice in near the end of the cooking, maybe an hour or so. What do you think?

  13. I LOVEEEEE this soup! I have made it twice in the crockpot, but I’m wondering if you have ever made it on the stove top? I imagine it being nearly the same, just simmer until the peppers are tender and cook rice separately? Would love to hear your thoughts!

    1. I’m so glad you love it! If you want to make it on the stove top, I would suggest bringing it to a boil and then simmering it for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

  14. Awesome recipe! Stuffed peppers without all the work and this is very filling. This is going in to my favorites file.

  15. Why does the cook time at the top of the recipe say 9 hours 35 minutes if the recipe says cook 5-6 hours? Am I missing something?

    1. Nope, I’d guess this recipe would be fine even doubled for the same amount of time. Worst case scenario I’d guess maybe an extra hour if your slow cooker runs a little less warm.

    1. I prefer low to really simmer the flavors but you could do this on high in a pinch. I would suggest 3-4 hours. Let me know how it turns out!

  16. What a great soup idea!! Hubby loves stuffed peppers, but I hate all the fuss it takes to make them. Totally trying this instead!

  17. Omg yaaas! Thanks for the reminder that I need to dust off my slow cooker and make some soup this weekend!

  18. You just not only took the work out of stuffed peppers but I don’t even have to cook it! You are amazing!

    1. Haha, thank you! I just love that dish comes together so easily without sacrificing any of the flavors.