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Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

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When it’s soup season, I love to have a handful of Instant Pot Soup recipes on hand and one of my all-time favorite soup recipes has to be Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup.

This Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is delicious. It’s so easy to make, and the Instant Pot speeds up the cooking time so you can have a wonderful healthy stuffed pepper soup ready in no time.

This soup is loaded with vegetables, it’s nutritious and tastes good as it is good for you. Be sure you add this easy stuffed pepper soup recipe to your favourites.

STUFFED PEPPER SOUP

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Is Stuffed Pepper Soup Healthy?

Yes! Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper soup is super healthy. Pepper soup is brilliant for flu and fever and its spices are great for supporting someone fighting a cold or chest infection.

Stuffed peppers soup is full of vitamins and minerals including the following:

  • zinc,
  • protein,
  • camphene,
  • manganese,
  • Alkaloids,
  • Limonene,
  • Folic acid,
  • Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C and E.

Stuffed Pepper Soup Health Benefits

Stuffed peppers are particularly good for anti-inflammatory, digestion and they are even known as natural pain relievers. This Stuffed Pepper Soup Instant Pot recipe is a great way to get all the benefits of stuffed peppers in a delicious meal.

If you’re looking for more Instant Pot Soup Recipes, be sure to try my Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup or Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. Both these tomato soup and chicken soup flavors are amazing in the Instant pot and they taste absolutely delicious.

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

What’s The Difference Between Stuffed Pepper Soup and Stuffed Peppers?

Stuffed Pepper Soup Instant Pot is a soup version of stuffed peppers. The main difference is that with Stuffed Pepper Soup, the peppers are diced and cooked into the soup instead of being stuffed with meat and rice and baked in the oven. I prefer the soup form to actual stuffed peppers.

Now moving on to this delicious soup cuisine recipe. This is a great meal prep or batch cook recipe to try.

What If I Only Have Red Peppers?

Stuffed pepper soup is colorful and bright and the different color bell peppers give it added flavor and texture. However, you can certainly make Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup with just red bell peppers if that’s all you have on hand. It may not be quite as flavorful, but it will still taste great!

Stuffed Pepper Soup Instant Pot Ingredients

To make this Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup you will need the following ingredients.

  • 1 pound of ground meat ( we used ground sirloin)
  • 1 large sweet onion – chopped (or green onions)
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
  • 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes 
  • 6 Ounce of tomato paste
  • 1 Cup of long grain white rice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper – chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil

Equipment Needed For This Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

What Is The Cook Time For Stuffed Pepper Soup?

After the Instant pot has come to pressure the cook time will be 10 minutes.

How To Make Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and add the butter and olive oil, add the onion and Saute until golden brown.

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Next, add the lean ground beef, and cook until the meat is completely done, so there’s no pink left, and the meat is well browned.

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Now the ground beef is brown you can add the minced garlic or garlic powder. Mix well, and cook for 1 minute.

Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, uncooked rice, green peppers, diced red bell peppers, the orange and yellow diced peppers.

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Add Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar stirring occasionally. Be sure all the flavors are mixed well.

Next, pour in the chicken broth and water, and mix well. Place the Instant Pot lid on and lock it into place, ensuring the vent is closed.

Press the Manual button on your Instant pot or Pressure Cook button for 10 minutes on High pressure. Your soup will take time to come to pressure. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal it’s finished cooking do a quick release.

Serve immediately after the quick release or leave the soup on the instant pot keep warm setting, if you plan to eat later.

Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, Rice, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar.

Stir well, blending all ingredients, and scraping the bottom of the pot for any bits that might be stuck.

Add the Chicken Broth, and water, and stir again, scraping the bottom, to loosen any bits of onion, or sirloin, to prevent burning.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’, and press the Manual button and set the time to 10 minutes. 

When the soup is cooked, it will beep and go to ‘OFF’. 

Do a quick release, by gently turning the pressure valve from ‘SEALING’ to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure. 

When all pressure has been released, and the FLOAT VALVE is down, open the lid to the Instant Pot, and stir the soup.

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Tip For Closing Sealing Instant Pot Lid

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’, before pressing the Manual button or Pressure Cook button on your pot.

Can I Add More Flavors To This Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup?

Yes, you sure can. Some people like to add fresh garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, a tablespoon of tomato sauce, a tablespoon of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce to their recipe.

You can also experiment with herbs, or add fresh parsley, a bay leaf or two. I prefer my Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup using the ingredients listed above, however, you can add your preferences as you wish.

How Can I Make This Soup Spicier?

If you want to add some heat, try adding diced jalapeno or a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. You could also add hot sauce or your favorite spicy seasoning blend.

Do I Have To Use Ground Sirloin In This Stuffed Pepper Soup Instant Pot Recipe?

No, absolutely not. Ground sirloin is a great option, however, if you don’t have any in stock or wish to use another meat, you can switch the ground beef for ground pork, ground chicken or ground turkey. You could even use Italian sausage.

No matter which meat you choose to cook, it should turn out to be a delicious stuffed pepper soup!

Can I Use Brown Rice In This Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe?

Yes, this Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup is quite flexible when it comes to white and brown rice. You can use either use white long-grain rice or brown rice as both types of rice will cook within the ten minutes manual high-pressure timeframe. This recipe also works well with basmati rice.

Whichever rice you use, be sure to stir it well and ensure it doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pot during the saute stage as you don’t want to get a burn warning.

What To Serve With Stuffed Pepper Soup

Serve this healthy stuffed pepper soup instant pot recipe in bowls with your favourite crusty bread or crackers. The cooked rice within the soup makes it filing on it’s own but you could also serve your this stuffed pepper soup Instant pot recipe with the following options:

– A side salad

– Grated cheese on top

– Sour cream or Greek yogurt

– Avocado slices

– Croutons

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Can This Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe Be Made In The Slow Cooker?

Yes, it certainly can be! Simply follow the steps above up until adding the Instant Pot lid. Instead, transfer the ingredients into your slow cooker and set it to low heat cook mode for 6-8 hours or high heat for 4 hours.

How To Store Stuffed Pepper Soup In The Fridge?

Leftover Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup can be stored in the fridge for up to four days, in an airtight container.

Can I Double This Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe?

Yes- In a 8 qrt Instant Pot.. you can do double in this size instant pot.

Unfortunately, you can’t double this recipe in a 6 qrt Instant Pot because the ingredients fill up the Instant pot to the max line.

However, you can easily make a second batch in the Instant Pot once your first batch is finished cooking.

Alternatively, you can half all the ingredients and just make a smaller batch of Instant Pot stuffed pepper soup if you’re not looking to store soup in the fridge, are living lone or don’t want to batch cook.

Can You Freeze Stuffed Pepper Soup?

Yes, this Instant Pot soup recipe freezes well. Allow it to cool completely and transfer into freezer bags or airtight containers before freezing for up to three months.

How To Defrost Frozen Soup?

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

How Do I Reheat Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup?

Reheat your soup on the stovetop, in the microwave or in the Instant Pot (using the ‘Soup’ setting) until hot throughout. If there is no soup setting, press the Manual button for 5 minutes on high pressure, followed by a quick release. Enjoy!

I Have Leftover Rice Can I Add Cooked Rice To This Soup?

Yes you sure can. You can add any kind of cooked rice to the soup, from basmati rice to long-grain white rice or brown rice. Just be sure to add it at the end, once the soup is cooked.

Can I Make This Into A Vegetarian Soup?

Yes, you would have to leave out the meat and switch the chicken or beef broth to a vegetable broth.

You could also add 1 cup of cooked quinoa or lentils for added protein.

Additionally, you could add diced mushrooms or even canned black beans for added texture and protein.

You may have to adjust the pressure cooking time if adding additional ingredients.

Feel free to experiment with different vegetables, such as zucchini, corn, or green beans.

Best Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
Yield: 8

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious and easy stuffed pepper soup instant pot recipe is a great filling meal that is simple to cook and great for a whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground meat ( we used ground sirloin)
  • 1 large sweet onion – chopped (or green onions)
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
  • 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 Ounce of tomato paste
  • 1 Cup of long grain white rice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper – chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper – more to taste if you prefer
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil

Notes

Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and add the butter and olive oil, add the onion and Saute until golden brown.

Next, add the lean ground beef, and cook until the meat is completely done, so there’s no pink left, and the meat is well browned.

Now the ground beef is brown you can add the minced garlic or garlic powder. Mix well, and cook for 1 minute.

Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, uncooked rice, green peppers, diced red bell peppers, the orange and yellow diced peppers.

Add Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar stirring occasionally. Be sure all the flavors are mixed well.

Next, pour in the chicken broth and water, and mix well. Place the Instant Pot lid on and lock it into place, ensuring the vent is closed.

Press the Manual button on your Instant pot or Pressure Cook button for 10 minutes on High pressure. Your soup will take time to come to pressure. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal it’s finished cooking do a quick release.

Serve immediately after the quick release or leave the soup on the instant pot keep warm setting, if you plan to eat later.

Turn off the Saute setting, and add the diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, Rice, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, oregano, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and brown sugar.

Stir well, blending all ingredients, and scraping the bottom of the pot for any bits that might be stuck.

Add the Chicken Broth, and water, and stir again, scraping the bottom, to loosen any bits of onion, or sirloin, to prevent burning.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’, and press the Manual button and set the time to 10 minutes. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1129mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 20g

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