Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers



  • 4 orange bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground meat (pork, beef, turkey, or a mix)
  • optional add-ins as desired
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • olive oil

Optional Add-Ins:

  • fresh herbs
  • chopped spinach
  • cooked rice
  • cooked beans
  • shredded cheese


Start by chopping the tops off of each bell pepper. Clean the seeds and ribs from the inside of the peppers.
Using a small paring knife, cut a jack-o-lantern face to the front of each pepper.

Add 2 TBS of olive oil, onion and garlic to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the ground meat, and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
Add in any optional add-ins. (I used fresh herbs and spinach)

Spoon the cooked meat filling into each pepper.
Add grated cheese to the top of each pepper.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until peppers are done.
Sprinkle finished peppers with fresh parsley, if desired.