Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Author: Melissa Johnson


Are you looking for a festive dish to spice up a weeknight dinner? These Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers are such an easy dinner idea that your whole family will love.


  • 4 orange bell peppers
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 box of RICE-A-RONI Beef Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • shredded mozzarella for topping


  1. Cut the top off of bell peppers and remove seeds and membranes.
  2. Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare RICE-A-RONI according to packaging instructions.
  4. Mix RICE-A-RONI and cooked ground beef together.
  5. Mix tomato paste, water, and brown sugar and combine the mixture with rice and ground beef.
  6. Spoon mixture into each bell pepper, top each pepper with cheese, and put the top of the bell pepper back on.
  7. Place peppers cut-side up in a baking dish with a little bit of water. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and pepper tops and broil for a few minutes to crisp the cheese.
  8. Serve with additional cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.