Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are healthy and easy even weeknight dinner. No pre-cooking rice and it is one pot and a freezer meal. So much easier than on the stove.

I love my Instant Pot! Other easy one pot meals would be Instant Pot cabbage rolls, turkey chili and chicken tacos. Browse all of my and kiss “What’s for dinner?” dilemma good-bye.

Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers

I made Instant Pot stuffed peppers twice in a week before I went on work trips. Who am I kidding?! I made a whole batch of healthy freezer meals for my husband. We loved this Instant Pot stuffed bell peppers recipe A LOT – easy, one pot and tasty.

I’m turning into you – those who work full-time not from home and are like “What’s for dinner?” at 5 PM. I have been living off of my healthy Instant Pot recipes because life has been crazy with the move, renovations and work travel.

Ingredients You Will Need

Instant Pot stuffed peppers are easy-peasy comfort food my mom used to make all the time. 100% nostalgia and I bet for you as well.

Can I Use Uncooked Rice?

No. Rice needs longer cooking time.

If you are not a fan of quinoa you can substitute it with couscous or buckwheat. And if you are not a fan of buckwheat you can use any 12-15 minute cooking grain.

And if none fit your “likes list” you can use pre-cooked rice to make traditional Instant Pot stuffed peppers.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers in Instant Pot

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Can I Freeze Stuffed Peppers?

Yes. You can freeze cooled cooked stuffed peppers. Place in an airtight container to prevent freezer burns and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers

To reheat stuffed peppers, first thaw them on a counter for 3-4 hours or in the fridge overnight.

To warm up stuffed peppers, place them in a pot with the juices, cover and cook on low vor 10 minutes. Steam will warm them through. I do not own a microwave, so that is how we reheat food.

What to Serve Stuffed Peppers With?

We serve stuffed peppers with plain yogurt and rye bread. Toasted whole wheat bread mimics freshly baked rye bread as well. I like to break stuffed peppers on my plate, mix with yogurt and dip bread into the sauce.

Stuffed peppers are a meal on its own. We usually do not make any sides to go with the recipe besides green smoothie if we feel like.

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are healthy and easy in your pressure cooker. No pre-cooking rice and it is one pot dinner and a freezer meal.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian



Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate stuffed uncooked peppers for up to 2 days and cook when ready.

I have 8 quart Instant Pot and it’s large enough to cook all peppers at once. If yours is 6 quart, cook in 2 batches.

You can replace quinoa with pre-cooked brown rice or uncooked buckwheat.

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