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Deconstructed Stuffed Bell Pepper Bake

Stuffed bell peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, in part because they look like something special but are actually super simple to make. We changed things up with this casserole version of stuffed bell peppers and everyone absolutely loved it! It has all of the same ingredients but instead of a stuffed pepper, we get a casserole that is just as delicious and pretty to look at. Here’s how we did it.
We took our usual go-to ingredients, like rice, meat, and bell peppers, but for the casserole, we’ve taken the “deconstructed” approach. The peppers are no longer the vessel for holding all of the stuffing and instead are chopped and scattered throughout the meat, rice, seasonings and cheese, lots and lots of cheese. What comes out of the oven is a less “stuffy” version – if you will – of our stuffed bell peppers. This meal brought a chorus of oohs and ahhs and mmm-mmmms from around the table!
Choose any color bell pepper here – we really like to mix it up and have lots of bright colors to choose from. For added flavor, we like to sprinkle some chopped green onions over top because we love that peppery-onion bite. We love when we can make some unique twists on our favorite dishes, and this deconstructed version of stuffed bell peppers was a simple yet delicious take on a classic meal. Weeknight dining just got a little more fun with this creative spin on a family favorite.

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