Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers are about to be your new favorite busy weeknight meal. This is one of those side dishes that will be an instant family favorite. Follow the steps to this easy air fryer recipe for a great meal with so much flavor!

I’m always looking for new ways to cook up green bell peppers. My taste buds love eating them raw but I crave those delicious flavors that come from cooking them as well. I also love that this simple recipe for stuffed peppers in the air fryer cuts the cooking time way down!

I love that this quick meal provides comfort food and easy dinner, all in one. The next time that you’re wanting to add healthy meals to your week, add this to the top of your list of delicious air fryer recipes.


About Time 

Table of Contents

  • Prep Time  5 mins
  • Cook Time  15 mins
  • Total Time  20 mins

  • Ingredients

    4 bell peppers
    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 small onion diced
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 cup tomato sauce
    1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
    2 cups cooked rice
    2 cups Colby Jack Cheese
    1 Tablespoon fresh Italian leaf parsley


    1. Prepare the bell peppers by slicing the peppers in half, lengthwise, and then scoop to remove the insides and seeds.
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
    3. Add the tomato sauce and seasoning to the ground meat mixture and combine. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
    4. Mix the cooked rice into the ground beef mixture until just combined.
    5. Stuff the peppers with the meat mixture and place the peppers in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
    6. Cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.  Top the peppers with cheese and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
    7. Top with fresh parsley before serving.

      Amount Per Serving

      Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 1008mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4753IU | Vitamin C: 159mg | Calcium: 513mg | Iron: 5mg

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