Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers with a wine of roasted tomatoes next to them on a white oval platter

Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bring a little Mediterranean sunshine to your dinner table with this simple recipe! These stuffed peppers are a Greek-inspired dish full of the best of this country’s cuisine. You’ll find here some colorful peppers, sweet tomatoes, beef, and plenty of fresh herbs. These are great as a main dish, although they will also work well as an appetizer.

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Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers with a wine of roasted tomatoes next to them on a white oval platter
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Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 3
Calories: 393kcal


  • 4 ounces long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 ounces lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ripe plum tomato , chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley , chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil , chopped
  • 6 small bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 360°F.
  • Cook the rice according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over low heat, add the chopped onion, and cook for 5 minutes; do not brown the onion. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add ground beef and season with sweet paprika, salt, black pepper, and dried thyme. Cook for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Once cooked, stir again, add the rice, chopped tomato, and fresh herbs.
  • Cut off the tops of the peppers. Place together in an ovenproof dish and fill them evenly with the meat and rice mixture. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until the peppers are tender but not falling apart.
  • Serve immediately with a light sprinkling of sunflower seeds.
  • Tip: If you’d like, you can also add some feta cheese or one more red bell pepper (chopped) to the rice and meat mixture before stuffing the peppers. Optionally, you can also serve this meal with an additional portion of roasted tomatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 857mg24%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 8396IU168%
Vitamin C 318mg385%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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