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Easy Crockpot Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
Today I’m bringing you the magic that is stuffed peppers! In case you can’t tell, Mexican food is a staple in our house!

Last week I decided to try my hand at making these vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers for the first time. I love crockpot meals because they are so easy to just set and forget.

This recipe is no fuss, and literally takes less than 15 minutes to throw together and put in the crockpot!

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers

Plus your house smells awesome while it’s cooking!

vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
First, cut the tops off of 4 bell peppers and remove the ribs and seeds. Place them in the bottom of your crockpot.

I found that 4 large peppers fit perfectly in my crockpot and wedged well enough to keep any from falling over.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
Grab a bowl and we will start with some instant brown rice.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers


Add some black beans, mexican cheese, and diced red onion.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers

Throw in a few spices and some fresh lime juice.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers

Stir it all up!

vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
Distribute the filling evenly into the 4 bell peppers.

Before cooking, pour ½ cup of water into the bottom of the crockpot, this will help the peppers to cook and not stick to the bottom of the crockpot.
Cook the peppers on high for 2.5 to 3 hours.

During the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove lid and top peppers with additional shredded cheese.

Place lid back on and continue to cook for a few minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
The cheese will be all melty and gooey and delicious!

You can skip the extra cheese on top if you’re watching calories, but I highly recommend it.

You don’t need much and it really adds to the dish!

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers
These were amazing and so easy to throw together!

I love mexican food (and so does the hubby), so these were a great dinner for us to have.

easy vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers

Top your peppers with hot sauce, sour cream, and more fresh lime if you want, and serve with tortilla chips!

We had leftovers for lunch the next day and they were just as good!

Vegetarian Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 4 peppers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

vegetarian crockpot stuffed peppers


  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup shredded mexican cheese, plus more for for topping
  • 4 large bell peppers
  • ½ cup water


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions, you will need to measure out 2 cups.
  2. Place cooked brown rice, red onion, black beans, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, and 1 cup of cheese in a bowl, stir to combine
  3. Cut tops off of peppers and remove inner seeds and ribs
  4. Place peppers in crockpot and distribute filling evenly
  5. Pour ½ cup of water into bottom of crockpot so the peppers are sitting in the water
  6. Cook on high for 2 ½ to 3 hours
  7. In the last 10 minutes, remove lid and top peppers with additional cheese. Cover and allow cheese to melt
  8. Serve topped with hot sauce or salsa, fresh lime juice, sour cream, and tortilla chips
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g

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Tyler Y .

Sunday 14th of April 2019

what exactly is "Mexican cheese"?

Joy Shull

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

It's pre shredded cheese blend available at most grocery stores. You can simply use colby jack, pepper jack, etc if you wish.


Monday 28th of January 2019

I found the cumin to be a little overwhelming so switched it out for chili powder and chipotle chili powder and it’s awesome!


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

What is the estimated calorie count for this meal?

Joy Shull

Friday 14th of April 2017

Hi Morgan,

I do not provide nutritional information for my recipes, as it will vary based on the specific brands you buy as well as the substitutions that you make. You can use a calculator like this one: if you want the exact calories. Hope that helps!


Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Do you use uncooked rice? Or do I need to cook the rice before mixing everything together? We can't wait to make these!!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Hi Whitney,

You need to cook the rice before mixing it all together. Hope you enjoy them!


Saturday 28th of January 2017


Do you think I could do this with 2 peppers in a smaller crock pot? Would I use less water and a shorter cooking time?


Joy Shull

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Hi Abby,

You would still need the same cooking time I believe, and just enough water for them to sit in. The cooking time will depend on how soft you like your peppers :)

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