Cheesy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers With Mushrooms And Rice


These shrimp stuffed peppers with mushrooms and rice make a deliciously easy dinner recipe the entire family will love!

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I’m always looking for easy dinner recipes for those times when life gets busy (which feels like ALL the time!). The trick is finding an easy recipe that my whole family will love. Sometimes that’s not as easy as it sounds though because my girls don’t always like the same things. 

One thing they always agree on though is bell peppers! I’m totally good with that because they’re one of my favorite veggies (and since my hubby is easy to please, it works for all of us). That’s why these shrimp stuffed peppers are always such a hit when I make them for dinner. Along with taco stuffed peppers and mushroom and sausage stuffed bell peppers, I know I can’t go wrong. The best part is that you can even make them ahead of time, then keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.

 Shrimp Stuffed Peppers With Mushrooms And Rice

Ready to make shrimp stuffed bell peppers for dinner tonight? Start by cooking your rice (I swear by my rice cooker). You just pour the rice in, add water and it does the rest! 

Cut the tops off your bell peppers, then take the top and cut it into smaller pieces, throwing away the stem. Saute green pepper pieces and onions in a pan with olive oil until they became slightly tender (about 5-7 minutes).  Add the mushrooms and shrimp and continue sauteing 3-5 more minutes until cooked through.

The rest of the ingredients for these shrimp stuffed peppers can be cooked together

Next, stir in the rice.  Want to know a little secret? Sometimes we eat it just like this…it’s really good! 

Once the shrimp, peppers and mushrooms are cooked, add the rice

My girls have always loved helping with this part (and these are shots from them helping the first time we made this recipe a few years back). Once the rice mixture is cool enough that they won’t burn themselves, Ashling scoops the rice and shrimp mixture into the green peppers.  

Kids love making these stuffed peppers with shrimp

Even the littlest ones can help. Keira was only four in this picture but felt like such a big girl helping mommy and sissy in the kitchen!

Even my littlest could help add the stuffed bell peppers with shrimp filling

Place the shrimp stuffed peppers in a glass baking pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350°. After 30 minutes, pull back the foil and top with shredded cheese. Cook uncovered for about five more minutes, or until cheese is melted.   

Topping these shrimp stuffed bell peppers with cheese makes them even better!

These shrimp stuffed peppers not only tasted awesome, they were simple enough to make on a regular basis! We make them all the time, though I sometimes sub out the shrimp for chicken or sausage.

We could seriously eat these stuffed peppers for dinner every night of the week!

 

Shrimp Stuffed Peppers

Shrimp Stuffed Peppers

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour 5 minutes

These shrimp stuffed peppers with mushrooms make a delicious dinner recipe the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined & cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onions
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup shredded monterey jack/cheddar blend
  • 2 tblsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cook the rice in a rice cooker
  3. Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds. Set aside
  4. Take the tops and chop the leftover pepper from around the stem.
  5. Sautee the peppers and onion in olive oil until slightly tender.
  6. Add mushrooms and shrimp, sauteeing until cooked (I cut the shrimp in half to make bite sized pieces)
  7. Stir in the rice
  8. Fill the bell peppers, place in a baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour
  10. Remove from oven and add cheese
  11. Bake uncovered for an additional 5-10 minutes, until cheese is completely melted
  12. Serve hot
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 207 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 226mg Sodium: 747mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Protein: 23g

These shrimp stuffed peppers are so versatile that you can make them with practically anything! What else would you put in them? 

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