Delicious Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

“Stuffed Bell Peppers” are one of family’s favorite dishes.  My kids love it and my husband just adores me all the more when he sees it on the menu for the week.  I must admit, I can make a pretty mean pepper.  Most people have their favorite stuffed bell pepper recipe, and there are many versions and variations to try, but I do mine a little different using a secret ingredient and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Unlike most who add rice as their filling, I choose my favorite cornbread stuffing filling that is mixed with ground beef, shrimp, and crab meat that has a savory texture and flavor.  It is by far my favorite bell pepper recipe and  it Tastes As Good As It Looks!

Since these are such a crowd pleaser, I like to use a large Pyrex dish like this one so it can hold several peppers at one time.

Delicious Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe


6 medium Green Bell Peppers
1 box of Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix
1lb. lean ground beef
1/2  lb large shrimp ( diced into bite sized pieces)
4 oz crab meat
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper


Step 1 – Slice peppers, clean and remove the cores.


 Step 2 – Place peppers into boiling water for about 3-5 minutes being sure not to over cook them.  Drain and set a side. 


Step 3 Prepare ground beef Drain.


 Step 4 – Add shrimp, crabmeat, onion, and desired seasoning.

 Step 5 – Prepare Cornbread Stuffing -I used Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix so you can follow the easy instructions.

 Step 6 – Combine ground beef mixture and cornbread stuffing.  Mix Well.

Step 7 –  Gently stuff the peppers with the ground beef and cornbread mixture.  Sprinkle moderate amount of bread crumbs over the tops of the  stuffed peppers.  Add small amount of olive oil to the baking pan, place on middle rack and cook for 35-50 minutes, or longer, until the meat is cooked through.

Enjoy !





  1. I’ve never had this, but it looks good!

  2. My Mom used to make these when I was little, brings back some good memories, thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never eaten stuffed pepper. I like raw green peppers but not sure about them cooked. but this filling sounds super yummy!

  4. I’ve never eaten a stuffed pepper either but boy it looks delicious!!!

  5. Megan says:

    This looks so good. My kids would love it!

  6. I love stuffed peppers, though I have never seen them made like this. I am going to have to try this recipe out soon!

  7. I love stuffed peppers. I’ve never thought about adding shrimp and think it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. deb says:

    These look so good.

  9. Donna says:

    I’ve never made nor eaten stuffed peppers with shrimp/crab meat (no seafood at all) before… so I am very intrigued by this recipe. It is on my to make list soon!

  10. April Decheine says:

    I love stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage rolls, always make them during the holidays!

  11. I LOVE stuffed peppers, this looks incredible!

  12. I will try this recipe. It really sounds so darn good!

  13. Dee says:

    My mom use to make them like this.

  14. Looks really good!

  15. Those look soo tasty!!

  16. Looks OH SO GOOD!! well everything but that pepper LOL I’d eat the inside

  17. This sounds wonderful! Sounds amazing!

  18. Mya Maternity says:

    I have never had stuffed peppers but they look good.

  19. Maria says:

    Sounds like a healthy and delicious meal. Great photos!

  20. I love stuffed peppers! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Laurie says:

    These look really good and I love stuffed peppers.

  22. I love stuffed bell peppers, but I don’t make them that often.

  23. Wow — I haven’t seen crab in these before. Sounds good to me!

  24. Stacey says:

    Saw this and they sounded wonderful and were very similar to my grandma’s, except we prefer bread to cornbread and she put parmesan cheese in hers. So I altered slightly, I used regular stovetop and added 1 cup parmesan to the meat mixture and added some to the top with the bread crumbs. Everyone loved them.

  25. tamia says:

    I grew up in Louisiana on this, have’nt made or eaten this since I left home. Now with my own family, I have to try the stuffed pepper on my own, using this recipe since my MOM is deceased and I can’t ask her how to make this. I’m gonna make it TODAY.. so off to the store I go. Sure its gonna be good, I do recognize the recipes.

  26. Is it real crabmeat or imitation crabmeat you used?

    • Dee says:

      I’ve actually used both. My preference is the real crabmeat but imitation crabment will give it a nice flavoring as well. Would love to hear how it turned out for you.

  27. Ariel Chamberlain says:

    Just tried this recipe and they turned out amazing!!! I used lump crab meat in mine and it was delicious! Definitely a recipe I will be making again. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • Dee says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It is truly one of my favorite recipes. We just had them again for Christmas!

  28. Angelle says:

    I really miss these, they are a slice of my childhood. My grandma used to make them when I was little.

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