Mom’s Recipes

Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

6 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time


½ cup cooked rice

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

⅛ cup minced carrots

⅛ cup celery

6 bell peppers (any color) stems and seeds removed, cut in half lengthwise

½ pound ground beef

¼ pound pancetta or lightly smoked bacon, diced

1 ½ cups prepared marinara sauce

¼ cup red wine

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

⅓ cup heavy cream

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the carrots and celery; cook and stir until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in ground beef and pancetta, and cook until browned and crumbled; drain off any excess liquid, and return to heat. Add marinara sauce, wine, and red pepper flakes, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cream, half of the Parmesan cheese, and rice. Simmer 5 minutes more, or until most liquid has absorbed.

Place peppers in a shallow baking dish, and fill with beef mixture. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and top with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve hot.


Serving Size



310 kcal

Total Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



54 mg


511 mg

Total Carbohydrate

17 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

6 g


14 g

6 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time
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