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Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
air fryer stuffed peppers in a white serving dish topped with cilantro
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Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers are healthy, flavorful and easy to make. They are filled with a Cuban-style picadillo and make a great weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Stuffed Peppers
Calories: 340.73kcal
Author: Sarah Holt

Ingredients 

  • 3 bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup juice from a can or jar of green olives
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives, diced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • ½ cup water
  • Cheddar or mozzarella cheese for topping, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Once preheated, add the cut peppers to the air fryer, spray lightly with cooking oil and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add diced onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Next, add the ground pork and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the tomato sauce, spices, olive juice, rice and water. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the olives. Spoon the mixture into the peppers and top them with cheese if using.
  • Place in the air fryer and cook for 6-8 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Keywords: air fryer stuffed peppers, picadillo stuffed peppers
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
Serving Size
 
1 Stuffed Pepper
Amount per Serving
Calories
340.73
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16.54
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
54.43
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
442.38
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
424.59
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
30.62
g
10
%
Fiber
 
2.21
g
9
%
Sugar
 
3.4
g
4
%
Protein
 
15.9
g
32
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
2031.63
IU
41
%
Vitamin C
 
79.19
mg
96
%
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