Stuffed Pepper Soup

Our Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe is so thick and hearty, just the way a comforting bowl of soup should be! Beef, peppers and rice in a delicious tomato broth!

We know you guys are going to love this soup recipe as much as we do. Also check out some of our other favorite soups like our popular Beefy Tomato Soup or this fun Pork Egg Roll Soup!

stuffed pepper soup with green napkin

A Stuffed Pepper Dinner In Soup Form!

Stuffed peppers are a favorite around our house, that much is true. We have a Mexican Stuffed Pepper recipe that we LOVE. Or our popular Unstuffed Peppers recipe which is kind if like this soup, minus the broth.

We even have a Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pepper recipe in mini peppers for appetizers. So, yes, we do love our stuffed peppers.

The next normal step for us was to finally make Our Favorite Stuffed Pepper Soup which is always a favorite dinner recipe! Add some crusty bread on the side or crackers for dipping and this easy dinner is done.

Take a short cut and grab frozen rice from the supermarket and this soup dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes! Now that’s a dinner recipe worth getting excited about.

stuffed pepper soup process shot with white rice

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead Of Ground Beef? 

You can! Ground turkey is a good substitute for beef, but I would stick with that over using ground chicken. Ground pork would be fine, too but we love the flavor ground beef adds to this soup recipe.

But if you’re following a certain diet, for instance, like Weight Watchers I know that ground turkey and even ground chicken are “free foods” so go ahead and give it a try if it saves you on the points!

We also like using a lean ground beef for this soup so that there’s not much to drain off after you brown the beef, but if you do use a higher fat ground beef than be sure to drain of the drippings after you brown the meat.

stuffed pepper soup recipe on a ladle over a pot

Like we mentioned before, we use frozen rice that we buy from the grocery store to make this soup even easier to make! Actually, we use frozen rice for just about everything. It’s so easy to throw in the microwave and it comes out perfectly every time!

Frozen rice comes in both brown and white and both kinds can be used to make this Stuffed Pepper Soup. Of course you can make rice yourself, too, you’ll need about a cup and a half of cooked rice to stir into this soup.

Maybe you’re out of rice completely? No worries! Add your favorite pasta shape like ditalini, orzo or rotini, even broken spaghetti pieces. This is one of those recipe that you can use up whatever you have one hand.

stuffed pepper soup in a white crock

Can This Stuffed Pepper Soup Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Definitely! If the soup gets too thick on you as it sits in the refrigerator you can simply add more beef broth and thin it out again. Another trick we use when we make soup ahead of time is leaving the rice out and adding it in when we serve.

You can add a scoop of rice to the bottom of individual bowls and then ladle the warm soup over the rice and stir it in. This is also a good way to serve this soup if your trying to cut carbs, you can just eat the soup without any rice added to it.

OR you can add cooked, cauliflower rice to you bowl and let the rest of the family eat regular rice with their soup. You’ve got lots of options, here!

stuffed pepper soup recipe with a bite on a spoon

As you probably know from a lot of our other popular soup recipes here, we like a thick and hearty bowl of soup! If you like your soup to have more broth then you can add less rice to this recipe, or add it in separately like we mentioned before.

I have to tell you guys, if you like stuffed peppers you’re going to LOVE this recipe. It’s really a healthy dinner, packed with vegetables and lean ground beef and steamed white or brown rice – all in one bowl!

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stuffed pepper soup recipe with a bite on a spoon

Stuffed Pepper Soup

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Stuffed Pepper Soup is loaded with ground beef, veggies and rice! All the flavors you love in a stuffed pepper packed into a hearty bowl of soup.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups diced peppers (red or green or a combination of both)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 11 1/2 teaspoons cumin (depending on taste)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup cooked white rice


  1. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or soup pot. Add the onion and peppers and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Push the onions and peppers to one side of the pot and add the beef, breaking up with a spoon as it browns. Drain any drippings from the beef if needed, then stir to combine with the onions and peppers.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, oregano and tomato paste. Stir to work the tomato paste into the beef and vegetables. Pour in the beef broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer the soup over medium heat for 15 minutes. Taste the soup for seasonings and adjust if needed. Stir in the cooked rice, or spoon into individual bowls as you serve.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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