Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers | The Foodie Eats

Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Fully flavored stuffed peppers with melty cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 440 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions diced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 3/4 cup fontina cheese divided


  1. Using sauté setting – Add ground beef, onions, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until beef is fully browned and onions have softened. Drain off excess fat and return beef to cooker.

  2. Add tomatoes, rice, Worcestershire, and sugar and mix well until fully combined. Then add 1/4 cup of parmesan and 1/4 cup fontina. Mix well then pour meat sauce into a bowl. 

  3. Cut off tops of 4 bell peppers, then remove seeds and ribs from peppers. Ladle beef/tomato mixture into peppers.

  4. Add 1 1/2 cups water to pressure cooker and add trivet. Do not rinse out pressure cooker prior to adding water. (see note) Place filled peppers on top of trivet. Cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure release naturally (about 6 minutes).

  5. Top cooked peppers with 1/4 cup parmesan and 1/2 cup fontina (not pictured). Place lid back on top of pressure cooker and leave for a few minutes to allow cheese to melt.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You do not need to rinse out the pressure cooker before adding the water. The remaining residue from the meat and sauce mixture will add additional flavor to the peppers.

Also, this filling is very saucy. We like that! But if you prefer, you can reduce the amount of crushed tomatoes to fit your liking.

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 1322mg 55%
Potassium 1132mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25.7%
Calcium 38.5%
Iron 34.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.