Lasagna Stuffed Peppers square new | 2 Cookin Mamas


Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keywords ground beef stuffed peppers, lasagna peppers, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 458 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 6 large bell peppers, red, yellow or orange
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo, cooked according to package directions (quinoa or zoodles for gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 zucchini diced
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 2 cups favorite pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated (or Pecorino Romano)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a rectangular baking dish that will hold all the peppers by spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Wash the peppers then cut the tops off. Remove the membrane and seeds. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, drop in the peppers and parboil for 5 minutes. Remove and turn upside down to drain.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and spices and cook until meat is brown and cooked through.
  4. Drain meat and pour into large bowl. Add cooked orzo, ricotta, half of the mozzarella, zuchini, tomatoes and spaghetti sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Stuff peppers and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the tops with Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve hot alongside some warm crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

If making this into a casserole, dice the peppers and cook with the onion and garlic. Then add to the orzo-cheese-spaghetti sauce mixture prior to putting into a casserole dish that has been coated with a non-stick spray. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1003mg42%
Potassium 1093mg31%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 5035IU101%
Vitamin C 170.2mg206%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.