How often do you cook dinner? Are you looking for an easy meal on after a busy day at work? These delicious Fall chicken bacon ranch stuffed peppers should be on your table tonight. Super easy to prepare, taste amazing, and combine all the pretty colors of Fall.
As much as I love Summer, I have reached the point when I am so ready for Fall. I love the warm days and the crisp cool evenings. Stuffed peppers are a staple in our family’s menu plan during the Fall season. I know you will enjoy them too.
Most Common Questions Regarding Stuffed Peppers
What is a stuffed pepper?
The most traditional stuffed peppers contain meat, rice and vegetables. And are generally finished off with some kind of tomato-based sauce and cheese. YUM!
Can you make chicken bacon ranch stuffed peppers ahead of time?
This is one of those recipes that works well for freezing. Make a double batch and put one in the freezer for later. Great to take for a potluck or to a friend that is in need of a break from cooking because they are sick or are a new Mom that is a bit tired.
Do I have to boil my peppers before stuffing them?
This is purely a preference situation. I do not boil mine first, but my grandmother did. She called it blanching and I didn’t know what that meant or how to do it until recently. When making this recipe, I prefer to save time and bake the peppers at the same time.
Should I cover stuffed peppers when baking?
Covering your chicken bacon ranch stuffed peppers with foil for the first 30 minutes helps to keep them moist and the flavors in.
How do you keep stuffed peppers from getting soggy?
One way to make sure they don’t get soggy is to make sure you don’t overcook them. And don’t add too much fluid to the insides before baking.
What side goes with stuffed peppers?
Salads are a great side dish for enjoying chicken bacon ranch stuffed peppers. Sweet potato fries also make a great choice. Other things to consider are cauliflower, artichokes, and other roasted vegetables.
How do I store the leftover stuffed peppers?
Once the peppers are done cooking, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. They can stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days or freeze them up to 6 months.
Prep Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 45 min
Ingredients Needed To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Peppers
- 4 colored bell peppers
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 packet dry ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
Instructions For Making This Recipe
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch packet, half the cheddar cheese, bacon and mix until combined.
Want to make it easier? Use a stand mixer to combine the ingredients while you work on step 3.
Wash the peppers, cut the tops off, and remove the seeds and ribs from the inside of the pepper. Stuff each pepper with about 1 cup of the chicken mixture.
Place the peppers in a baking dish. Top the peppers with the remainder of the cheese.
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
For added taste, sprinkle more chopped bacon on top and serve with air fryer brussels sprouts.
I hope that you enjoyed this recipe. Stuffed peppers are a comfort food for me and remind of the time spent in the kitchen when I was a little kid watching my Gram make them. It warms my heart and my tummy.