Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe for Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers is a delightful twist on traditional tacos, where the vibrant bell peppers serve as a flavorful vessel for a delicious taco filling. The combination of savory taco meat, Knorr Taco Rice, Rotel, and gooey melted cheese creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to please your taste buds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • A creative and fun way to enjoy the flavors of tacos in a wholesome and colorful bell pepper.
  • Easy to prepare with simple ingredients, making it a great option for a quick weeknight dinner.
  • Customizable to suit your preferences by adjusting the seasoning or adding extra toppings like avocado or sour cream.


  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 lb taco meat (use your preferred taco seasoning)
  • 1 package Knorr Taco Rice
  • 1 can Rotel, drained
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare the bell peppers by cutting off the tops and removing the seeds. Place the bell peppers in a baking dish, cut side up, and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. While the bell peppers are baking, cook the taco meat and prepare the Knorr Taco Rice according to the package instructions.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked taco meat, half of the prepared Knorr Taco Rice, drained Rotel, and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
  5. Remove the partially baked bell peppers from the oven and stuff them with the taco meat mixture.
  6. Top the stuffed bell peppers with the remaining shredded cheese and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake the stuffed bell peppers covered for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  8. Once cooked, serve the Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers hot and enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Kcal: 380 per serving


Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite taco toppings such as diced tomatoes, black beans, or jalapeños.
  • For a lighter version, you can use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef for the taco meat.
  • These Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers can be served with a side of guacamole, salsa, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying dish that brings the essence of tacos into a wholesome and colorful presentation!

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