Stuffed peppers in only 30 minutes? Totally possible! These Skillet Stuffed Peppers are part shepherd’s pie, part stuffed pepper and seasoned like a taco. Topped with a fluffy mound of mashed potatoes and melty cheese, you’ll have a delicious weeknight dinner on the table in no time.
I remember making stuffed peppers as one of the first dishes I began cooking in high school. Blanching peppers, cooking rice, putting everything together and then putting it all into the oven. Talk about time consuming! Sure they tasted great, but they weren’t anything that you’d want to tackle on a weeknight.
After Andy and I got married, I decided to put a new spin on stuffed peppers. Something that would still taste just as good but not take near as long to prepare. No baking involved. No rice to cook. Do I have your attention?
The rice has been eliminated and instead these peppers are topped with a fluffy mound of mashed potatoes. And those potatoes are topped with melty cheese. Comfort food at it’s finest! Think of these as stuffed peppers meets shepherd’s pie with the seasoning of a taco. Sure, it sounds a little bizarre but it must be good as my husband requests this dish at least every other week for dinner.
This is truly a one skillet meal with the assistance of your microwave. Have leftover mashed potatoes from dinner earlier in the week? This is the perfect use for them! Don’t want to make mashed potatoes for this meal? Give one of the refrigerated packages in the grocery store a try!