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Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole in the Instant Pot

This recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole is a simple, healthy dinner. It will be easy to throw together for a delicious twist on a family classic.
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Course: casserole, Main Course
Cuisine: north american
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Pressure Building: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 4 bell peppers, chopped
  • ¾ cup long grain white rice
  • 1 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded


  • Turn the Instant Pot to SAUTE and add 1 tbsp olive oil to the pot. Add onion and SAUTE for a few minutes, until translucent.
  • Add the ground pork and ground beef and saute cook until cooked through, adding more olive oil as necessary.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except Colby Jack Cheese to the pot.
  • Secure the lid and turn the pressure to HIGH for 6 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow for a 5 minute Natural Pressure release and then perform an Instant Pressure release.
  • Add 1.5 cups cheese into the pot, stirring to combine. Then, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the rice and put the lid back on for a minute or two to allow the cheese to melt (do not turn the pot on). Enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  • If you want to have some extra flavoring in your meat, you can choose to use flavored sausage instead of simple ground pork 
  • You can use any kind of melty cheese you have on hand if colby jack isn’t an option!
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