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Fresh and Delicious Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup is a hearty and healthier way to use those beautiful fall vegetables. It heats up beautifully and is a great dish to enjoy after a long day.
Sideview of a soup bowl with a blue design on the front is heaped with Stuffed Pepper Sour that\'s full of sausage, peppers, tomatoes, and garnished with fresh parsley. Fresh peppers and tomatoes sit in the background.

Stuffed Pepper Soup is a play stuffed peppers, one of my very favorite recipes while growing up.

I grew up in a farming community where a lot of the work and social activities revolved around planting or harvesting crops.

Everyone shared produce. We never needed a farmers market. If we had more tomatoes than what we needed we shared.

So did everyone else. We would have loved this Stuffed Pepper Soup!

Stuffed Pepper Soup Top - HostessAtHeart

One of the dishes my mother made, that I loved, was stuffed peppers. It was a mixture of ground beef, rice and tomato sauce baked inside a green pepper.

I knew that John wasn’t going to love eating an entire baked green pepper, so I thought I would take the same ingredients and make a soup.

If John didn’t care for it, it was still something that I could freeze in individual portions and eat when I was on my own for dinner.

When I make soup, I always make extra. It might be my upbringing, but I love having it in my freezer on those snowy evenings.

We also love leftovers, and mushy rice won’t do so I actually add in the rice as I’m serving it and store it in a separate container for future yumminess.

Turns out I didn’t have a thing to worry about. John loved this soup as much as I did and I can’t wait to pull the leftovers out of the freezer when the snow flies!

I eat soup all year long. Here are a few of my favorite recipes!

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

Author: Hostess At Heart
Stuffed Pepper Soup is a healthy and hearty dish that is a great way to use fall veggies. It’s the perfect comfort dish to enjoy at the end of a long day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword: Stuffed Pepper Soup
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 cup long grain brown rice cooked according to package directions
  • 1 lb spicy pork sausage

  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 green peppers diced (3 cups)
  • 1 large yellow onion diced (3 cups)

  • 4 cloves of garlic minced

  • 16 oz cans tomato sauce

  • 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 32 oz fat free beef broth

  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  • In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, add beef and sausage. Cook until browned. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add remaining tablespoon olive oil and add onions and green pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, basil, and oregano. Cook for 30 seconds. Pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, and browned meat. Bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer at least 30 minutes.
  • If you plan on having leftovers, don’t add the rice to the pot of soup. Just add it to each individual bowl.
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftovers in an airtight covered container.


Recipe Source: Inspired by this recipe on Allrecipes.


Serving: 6gCalories: 604kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 30gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 731mgPotassium: 784mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 625IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Recipe Rating

Sally T

Saturday 30th of May 2020

My whole family will love this! So comforting.

Healthy World Cuisine

Monday 28th of May 2018

Julie, this is a fabulous idea! Stuffed peppers are always a big hit but don't want to crank on the whole oven thing in the summer. For some reason I was no longer getting your recipes by e-mail will resign up again. Wishing you a super week. Take care

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Thank you! I have really been lax on posting lately so you're probably still getting them but the author has checked out!

Karen (Back Road Journal)

Monday 21st of May 2018

It really doesn't matter the season to enjoy a flavorful soup like this one.

Julie Menghini

Monday 28th of May 2018

So true Karen! Thank you!

Jeff the Chef

Wednesday 16th of May 2018

This is a great idea. I love the flavors of stuffed peppers, but a lot of people can't each a whole pepper.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Thank you, Jeff! This one is a fav in our household!

Judith Graber

Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Hi Julie - how have you been? It was fun reading through some of the comments from the "old gang" back in 2014 (even my comment). I miss many of them - blogging has changed since then! Stuffed peppers is always good any time of the year. I have a friend who uses tomatoes instead of peppers :)

Julie Menghini

Sunday 20th of May 2018

We sure had a great group of foodie friends. This is a hard gig and so many have chosen to either step up or out. The sounds of using tomatoes would be amazing. I'll have to give that a try.

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