Make a delicious dinner in the Air Fryer with Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers!
Stuffed Peppers are a favorite in our household, especially during the summer. Why?
Because our garden is full of fresh bell peppers, perfect for making stuffed peppers.
If you prefer to make these in the oven, be sure to check out this post on How to Make Stuffed Peppers.
Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
They are even easier to make when you make these Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers in minutes in the air fryer.
During the summer months, I try to utilize as many meals as possible with fresh produce, do you?
Our garden is just starting to produce some tasty produce, which led me to these Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers.
We have plenty of foods coming up and I’m anxious for more to come in as we head into July and August. Hopefully, we can keep it from drying out.
That’s the downside of Oklahoma summers, it gets so HOT, so quickly sometimes it just scorches the veggies!
This summer has been full for sure. We are now into a month in our summer with just about 8 weeks left to go. Honestly, it’s going by so quickly.
We’ve had so many activities.
It’s usually in July when things slow down for us, which is nice because then we have about a month to recover before school starts back up.
This year we are doing a staycation in July, so I’m still trying to figure out what we are going to do; however, staying at home and just swimming and relaxing it sounding like the best option.
Do you ever have times when as much as you’d love to go travel, you just want to stay home?
That’s basically how I feel right now.
I’d love to go to a beach…but honestly, I want to stay home and relax without having to do anything.
Although, even if we stay home I’m sure we will come up with a ton of projects to do because that’s just how we are! We can’t just sit still, I wish we could sometimes but it seems impossible.
Now, maybe being home will allow us some time to really work in the garden too.
I’m sure by the time our vacation rolls around we’ll have plenty growing, which means grilling all week long and lots of fresh veggies.
I am now using a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer; however, you can check out a variety of different air fryers in my post on, How to Choose the Right Air Fryer.
Let’s get to these Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers!
What do you need to make Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers?
- Air Fryer
- Green Bell Peppers
- Lean Ground Beef
- Olive Oil
- Green Onion, Diced
- Fresh Parsley
- Ground Sage
- Garlic Salt
- Cooked Rice
- Marinara Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Now, let’s get right to making these Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers!
If you want all these recipes right at your fingertips, be sure to grab the e-book. This e-book features 15 Easy Air Fryer Recipes!
Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
- 6 Green Bell Peppers
- 1 Lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Green Onion Diced
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Sage
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 Cup Cooked Rice
- 1 Cup Marinara Sauce More to Taste
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Warm up a medium sized skillet with the ground beef and cook until well done.
- Drain the beef and return to the pan.
- Add in the olive oil, green onion, parsley, sage, and salt. Mix this well.
- Add in the cooked rice and marinara, mix well.
- Cut the top off of each pepper and clean the seeds out.
- Scoop the mixture into each of the peppers and place in the basket of the air fryer. (I did 4 the first round, 2 the second to make them fit.)
- Cook for 10 minutes at 355*, carefully open and add cheese.
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until peppers are slightly soft and cheese is melted.
Kim Lippy says
I can see that there are 39 reviews on this message, but I cannot access the reviews. Can you help me please?
Hi! Unfortunately, most of those that review don’t leave a comment just a ‘star’. Any that do, you will see below in the comment section.
My air fryer typically cooks things in less than stated time. I have cooked the stuffed peppers, only 3, for more than 30 minutes. A pepper will not get tender in 15 minutes at 355 degrees
I make these at least 1x a week with our garden peppers for the times stated in the recipe it works out wonderfully for us.
I actually cook mine @ 360° for 10 minutes. Then add cheese and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Perfect every time!
thanks for this lovely recipe my Family loved it Kristy!! DEB mines came out great with your suggestion @ 360 for 10 mins, using my Cuisinart air fryer.
thank you both!!
Fun! I have been cooking these in both the crockpot and the oven for years. We love these. Most of the time I use cooked frozen diced cauliflower to avoid the extra starch, you can’t tell and it is still delicious! Thanks for another great air fryer recipe.
I tried both stuffed peppers in the oven and air fryer. I believe it depends on the air fryer you have; which causes different times and temperature. I have a nuwave air fryer that cooks perfectly, but some recipes, I have to preheat the air oven like I would with the oven.
I completely agree with you there, the temperatures can vary widely due to the type of air fryer.
I can’t speak to the taste just yet, but I’ve had my peppers in at 355* for 21 mins at this point and the pepper isn’t nearly done/tender. I might end up transferring these to my regular oven. Bummer.
If you do them again try increasing the heat. This time and temp works perfectly for ours…but these air fryers all heat differently. We are using a Ninja Air Fryer.
I have always done mine in the oven never cooked my meat first im new to air frying but i use to parboil my peppers sometimes im wondering if that would work with the air fryer
I haven’t tried that yet in the air fryer, but it may work and be worth testing out.
These were great! I did 15/5 as called for, but mine were just a bit less cooked the bottom 1/4 of the peppers….prob could have used a few more minutes. No way a knock though as they were fantastic – I have a Instant Pot Vortex Plus air fryer — so mileage varies with different machines so-to-speak. I will try 20 and 5 next time…and this ones a keeper so there will be a next time! 🙂
Taylor Harrison says
Yum, these look delicious. I definitely need to use my air fryer more often! Thanks for sharing.
I softened my peppers in the microwave first then stuffed them and cooked in the air fryer. They were delicious.
I always microwave the peppers for 3-5 mins before stuffing them. Works like a charm since the meat is completely cooked before stuffing.
Great recipe! I also cooked the peppers by themselves for 5 minutes first, the consistency ended up being perfect. Will definitely use again! Instant Vortex fryer for reference.
Do I have to cook my rice first if I’m using minute rice?
I always do.
Suzy Smith says
I cooked my peppers at 400 for minutes then stuffed them