Peppers Stuffed on Thanksgiving Recipe

Leftover Thanksgiving dinner is mixed with rice for tasty stuffed peppers that make a quick and easy post-holiday dinner. Serve with a fresh green salad.

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Peppers Stuffed on Thanksgiving Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1 cup leftover Thanksgiving stuffing
  • 1 cup leftover Thanksgiving roast turkey, shredded
  • 1/2 cup leftover Thanksgiving turkey gravy
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 small red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, stems and seeds removed
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Thanksgiving Take Two

Thanksgiving leftovers have never tasted so good. Reinventing leftovers is not only a delicious way to Tips to Save Food and Cut Down On Waste, it also seriously simplifies prep work.

Stuffed Peppers From Scratch

Of course, it’s not every day that we have Thanksgiving leftovers available. When you start from scratch, you have carte blanche in terms of which vegetables to blanche and what to toss in!

Bell peppers: Mild but with a satisfying crunch, these Zesty Stuffed Bell Peppers will please the whole family! As a bonus, bell peppers have plenty of room for tons of flavorful filling.

Jalapeños: For a bite-sized snack that packs a little more heat, opt for jalapeños. These Jalapeño Rice Poppers.

Mushrooms: Simply pop the top off a mushroom – voila! – a vessel ready to be filled! These bite-sized bowls have endless possibilities: from aromatic Kale Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms to savory Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.

Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pepper-stuffer, find more inspiration in our Quick Guide to Stuffed Vegetables.

Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our: homemade Spanish rice recipe.

  • Though it’s still paired with turkey and gravy, stuffing takes on a whole new meaning when paired with fluffy Success® White Rice and packed into crisp peppers. Enjoy the feast of holiday flavors long after the Thanksgiving dinner dishes have been cleared.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, combine rice, stuffing, turkey, gravy, egg, salt and black pepper.

    Step 3

  • Divide rice mixture evenly among peppers. Fit stuffed peppers into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; drizzle with olive oil.

    Step 4

  • Cover with foil; bake for about 30 mins or until peppers are tender, filling is heated through, and cheese is melted.

    Recipe Tip

    Add leftover Thanksgiving vegetables, or frozen corn or peas to the rice filling if desired. Garnish with parsley.