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Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Skillet with Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Stuffed Pepper Skillet is a fun way to make stuffed bell peppers without rice! This easy 30 minute dinner recipe is a version of unstuffed peppers.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta dinner recipe, stuffed pepper skillet, unstuffed peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 612 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1/2 pound large shell pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning herbs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta according to box directions and drain. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to the hot pan and brown well.

  3. Remove beef from pan and set aside. Drain accumulated grease, leaving only about 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  4. Add the diced onion and peppers, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

  5. Add back the beef to the pan, add tomato paste, Italian seasoning, water and marinara sauce. Stir to combine.

  6. Add cooked pasta, stir and bring to a simmer, cook for a few minutes.
  7. Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella cheese and let the cheese melt. Stir to combine with the pasta and beef.

  8. Garnish with parsley, more cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Cheesy Stuffed Pepper Skillet with Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 766mg22%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1035IU21%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.