Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is easy to make right in your Instant Pot!  Packed full of ground beef, rice, bell peppers, and a savory broth!

stuffed pepper soup made in the instant pot

One of my favorite uses for my Instant Pot is making soups!  We happen to really love my ham and cheese Instant Pot Potato Soup!  You can have a hearty, comforting, dinner ready super fast without having to let your soup simmer for a long time on the stove top.  This stuffed pepper soup turned out so good!  All of the stuffed pepper flavor we love, without the hassle of making them!

Stuffed Pepper Soup:

Stuffed pepper soup is just what it sounds like, folks!  Stuffed peppers are a classic dish that typically use a ground beef and rice mixture.  A great way to think of this is as a “deconstructed” stuffed pepper.  We use all of the same ingredients, but the peppers are diced instead of being stuffed with filling.

Another great thing about this soup is that it’s very fast to make.  Baking stuffed peppers takes time, but, the soup version is ready in just about 30 minutes!  Traditionally, some stuffed pepper recipes call for cheese.  I chose not to add any cheese to this soup, but, feel free to add some shredded cheddar or parmesan for even more flavor!

instant pot stuffed pepper soup

How to Make Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup:

  • First, start by turning your Instant Pot onto saute mode. Add the ground beef to the pot with your seasonings of garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook the ground beef for about 5 minutes until no longer pink.  I use very lean ground beef so that I don’t have to drain.  But, you can drain any grease as you see fit.
  • Once the beef is cooked you can turn the instant pot off.  You will pour in your beef broth and stir, scraping any browned meat bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Next, add your broth, bell peppers, tomato sauce, and rice to the pot.  Place the lid on and set the valve to seal.  Cook for 10 minutes on manual.
  • Note that this took approximately 10 minutes to come to pressure in my 8 quart instant pot.  You will also allow the soup to sit in the pot for 5 minutes before doing a quick pressure release when the soup is finished.  That step takes about 2-3 minutes.

easy stuffed pepper soup made in the instant pot



4.98 from 109 votes

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is easy to make right in your Instant Pot!  Packed full of ground beef, rice, bell peppers, and a savory broth!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Time to come to pressure 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 4



  • Set instant pot to saute and cook the ground beef along with the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes until no longer pink.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off.
  • Add the beef broth to the pot and stir, scraping any browned bits of meat from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the diced peppers, tomato sauce, and rice to the pot and stir.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the 10 minutes is up, allow the soup to sit in the pot for 5 minutes, then, you can open the valve to do a quick release.
  • Serve soup immediately.


NOTE:  This soup took about 10 minutes to come to pressure in my 8 quart Instant Pot.  

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Made a double batch using 1lb beef and 1lb mild Italian sausage, 1 large sweet onion, 1can tomato sauce, 1 can stewed tomatoes and added 1 can of diced tomatoes. then the rest as listed in the recipe but added 1 tsp cardamon which gives it a little Mediterranean kick. Turned out AWESOME!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my family’s favorite soups and stays in the monthly dinner rotation. It’s simple, inexpensive, and one of the best soups I’ve ever eaten.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I used leftover jasmine rice and it was SO good! I don’t even like stuffed pepper soup and devoured this!

  4. 5 stars
    Great recipe! This was my 2nd time making and As I usually do, i made a few adjustments.. I cooked the rice first and put aside. I added some peeled/ chopped tomatoes and used fresh onion and garlic. When it was done cooking I added the rice to it and let it set about 10 minutes, Perfection!

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds great! I would like to make it into more of a pepper steak flavor. Any suggestions or tips?
    Just hungry for poor man’s pepper steak recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This soup was so delicious, and super easy to make! I had 3 sad looking bell peppers that happily found a perfect home in all that beefy broth! I used pork sausage instead of beef, as that’s what I had, and added onion and added a can of diced tomatoes-just to add more veggies! I only had an 8 oz can of tomato sauce, so used spaghetti sauce for the difference as another comment had mentioned. It was so good! So much flavor! Will definitely make again! I nearly added a sad looking zucchini as well, just for the hell of it, but thought that would surely take it a step too far! Next time I might just do it!