Halloween Stuffed Peppers

[ 17 ] October 7, 2013 |

Halloween Stuffed Peppers

Halloween family fun can last all month long, and these Halloween Stuffed Peppers can start the season with something to smile about. I saw this idea floating around on the internet last year, and I promised myself that this year I’d try this trick for a treat on my table.

Halloween Stuffed Peppers

I’ve just created my version of these Halloween Stuffed Peppers so I can share them with you early, but I’ll make them again on Halloween night for sure.

Halloween Stuffed Peppers

You can, too! These are so easy to make, especially when you used prepared pasta sauce from a jar. Bright orange or yellow bell peppers make the cutest little jack-o’-lanterns. Stuffed with seasoned beef, onion, rice, and tomato basil sauce—nobody will be able to resist.

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Halloween Stuffed Peppers
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 medium bell peppers
  • ¾ pound ground sirloin
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup bottled tomato-and-basil pasta sauce, divided
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Wash the peppers. Cut jack-o’-lantern faces into the peppers with a sharp paring knife, making triangle eyes and nose, and pointy-teeth smiles. Slice off the tops of the peppers and scoop out the seeds and cores.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and the next 5 ingredients (beef through allspice); cook 4 minutes or until beef is lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat. Add rice, ½ cup pasta sauce, and cheese to beef mixture, stirring to combine.
  4. While beef cooks, combine ½ cup pasta sauce and chicken broth in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  5. Spoon about ¾ cup beef mixture into each pepper. Place peppers in a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray; add chicken broth/sauce mixture to pan. Cover with foil and bake for about 35–40 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 5 minutes.

Halloween Stuffed Peppers

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  1. Beverley says:

    What a fun recipe and even though we don’t have either of our boys living at home I still want to make this. Thank you xoxo

  2. This is adorable and the kids are going to LOVE this!

  3. Very cute! Can’t wait to try this one out… I’ll link back to you, of course! Fun fun fun.

  4. Kim says:

    These were simple to make and very yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this. I had a ball making them, I don’t have children but love Halloween. I know what I’m serving for dinner on the 31st for sure!!

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