Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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There are no words for how excited I am about this slow cooker stuffed peppers recipe… But I’m going to try to explain anyway.

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Better yet, why don’t I just show you a whole bunch of photos of warm sweet bell peppers, cozy pizza fillings, and a blanket of molten cheesy goodness over the top.

That might be the best way to convince you to try these Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers.

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If you love pizza, and you love sweet peppers, you are going to be just as crazy over this recipe as I am.

First I placed 6 red peppers down into the crock of a large oval slow cooker.

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Then I made a quick filling of sausage, onions, orzo, pizza sauce, and cheese.

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And STUFFED it inside the peppers, like so.

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Then I let the crockpot work its magic, as I casually filed my nails and caught up on glam magazine news.

When the peppers are soft and sweet, it’s time to add a heaping pile of cheese over the tops and sprinkle them with mini pepperoni.

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In just a few minutes, the cheese is oozing down the sides of the peppers, and the Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are ready to serve!

How’s that for easy and appealing?

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Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers make a marvelous kid-friendly midweek meal, and are also great for tailgating and game day parties.

Your friends and family will get a serving of veggies without even realizing it.

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The soft sweet peppers act as the vessel for the fillings, and elevate every savory bite of cheesy pasta and sausage.

The itty bitty pepperoni are the cherry on top, so to speak, of this marvelous versatile meal!

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5 from 2 votes

Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time
15 mins
 
Easy Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers with orzo, tomato, sausage, and cheese, topped with mini pepperonis! This slow cooker stuffed pepper recipe is a sure win!
Servings: 6 peppers
Nutrition Facts
Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.7g 56%
Saturated Fat 14.4g 72%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1412mg 59%
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 9.8g
Protein 31.8g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 6 small bell peppers any color
  • 3/4 cup dried orzo
  • 8 ounces Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 14 ounces pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut the top off each bell pepper and remove the stems and seeds. Fit the peppers down into a large oval slow cooker. Place a medium pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile brown the sausage in a skillet and break apart with a wooden spoon. Once browned add in the chopped onion and sauté another 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet, followed by the pizza sauce. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese, then spoon the mixture into the empty peppers.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and turn on low for 5-6 hours, or high for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Once the peppers are soft, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops and arrange the mini pepperonis over the piles of cheese. Cover again, and slow cook another 15-20 minutes. Serve warm!

 

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22 comments on “Pizza Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

  1. Rhonda J Mountainposted May 2, 2019 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Super easy and delicious….A new favorite in our home!

  2. Kathleen Seitzposted April 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Great Recipe!!!! I make all kinds of stuffed peppers but this is a real find and I’m off to the store to get what ever I don’t have to make these tomorrow!! Thanks. Pinned all the pepper recipes and love your Blog. We have enjoyed so many of your recipes.

  3. T Shieldsposted February 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Great recipe. I added arugala to the mix for an extra kick.

    Rating: 5
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  6. noposted October 22, 2018 at 9:22 am Reply

    bad

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  16. Cynthiaposted October 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply

    For someone who doesn’t use a crockpot/slow cooker that often yet, how long is “till they’re done”?  Also what temp?

    • Sommerposted October 27, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

      Hi Cynthia,

      Crockpot cooking is so easy, but also a little tricky at first because you have to get to know your slow cooker. Some brands tend to be quite a bit warmer than others. That’s why you usually see slow cooker recipes with a range of time.

  17. Cassie Sueposted January 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm Reply

    YUM! These look so good, I think I may add some mushrooms to the mixture just because I like mushrooms on my pizza, but these look perfect, and I love that its a “fun” way to eat some veggies. And added bonus, easy on me to make.

  18. Patty Kposted January 23, 2016 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Definitely a healthy option for game day food

  19. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Now that’s how to stuff some peppers!

    Rating: 5
  20. Heather Christoposted January 22, 2016 at 11:07 am Reply

    Those little pepperoni are so dang cute!

  21. Mariaposted January 22, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    This looks like the perfect way for me to trick my boys into eating peppers!