Instant Pot Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
You don’t need to heat up the kitchen to make your favorite stuffed peppers. These Instant Pot Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers are the perfect easy to make comfort food, good any night of the week! And, you won’t make a sink full of dishes preparing them!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Peppers
Calories: 472 kcal
  • 1 pound hot Italian ground sausage
  • ½ white onion chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes diced
  • 6 bell peppers any color
  • 1 1/2 cups pre-cooked rice
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  1. Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté and brown the Italian sausage with the onion. Add in the tomatoes and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Wash and cut top off of the bell peppers. Scoop out seeds.
  3. Mix together rice, sausage mixture, half the cheese and seasonings. Stuff peppers with rice/sausage filling.
  4. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  5. Place peppers in an oven-safe casserole dish that fits into the Instant Pot. Depending on the size of your peppers and casserole dish, you can either add a couple peppers in a top layer or cook 3 at a time.
  6. Add 1 ½ cups of water to the Instant Pot.
  7. Put dish/pan on top of trivet and lower into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  8. Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 5 minutes.
  9. Do a quick release when pressure cooking time has elapsed.
  10. Serve and enjoy!