Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup is hearty, colorful, and packed with flavors from delicious veggies then made more filling with rice and topped with cheese!

When you’re looking for a cozy Dinner Recipe that’s going to warm you right up, it’s hard to beat a delicious bowl of soup! If you like our Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup, then you’re sure to love this stovetop vegetarian take on it.

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup in pot


This hearty soup is inspired by Stuffed Peppers. The easy Pepper Soup recipe has all the flavors and textures you love from stuffed peppers, but made so much simpler! There’s no need to take out the pepper fillings and try to get it into the perfect bowl shape like you would for a homestyle stuffed pepper. Instead, the red, and green peppers, uncooked rice, and other healthy ingredients are cooked together in a one-pot meal of Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup.

To get all the rich flavors of the creamy tomato and vegetable broth, serve this Easy Pepper Soup recipe with your favorite bread. You can use any crusty bread for dipping into the soup and soaking up every drop. A fresh baguette, Dinner Roll, or Garlic Bread would all taste amazing. 

Although Stuffed Pepper Soup is vegetarian-friendly, anyone will enjoy it. The wonderful vegetables bring lots of colors and flavor to this healthy soup. They’re all seasoned to perfection and balanced out by white rice and a sprinkle or cheese. Even picky eaters won’t be able to resist the smoky flavor and nice aroma of Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup. It’s an instant hit with anyone who tries it!



  • Prep time: Start by cutting all the vegetables so you’re ingredients are ready to go. Add olive oil to the base of a heavy bottom pan or dutch oven. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until translucent. Make sure to stir so that they cook evenly. It should only take 5-6 minutes. 
  • Cooking time: Add in the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, seasonings, and uncooked rice to the pot. Stir well and reduce the heat after the soup comes to a boil. Continue cooking on low for 20 minutes until the rice is nice and tender. At that point add half your parmesan cheese to mix in and melt
  • Serve: Ladle the warm soup into bowls and top with the remaining parmesan cheese. You can also add other favorite toppings like crackers, bread crumbs, or extra cheese.

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup in pot


  • Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup: To make Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup the only thing you’ll have to change in the recipe is taking the parmesan cheese out. You can either leave the cheese out of the recipe entirely or buy a vegan cheese to put in the Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup. 
  • Rice: You can change up the recipe with the kind of rice you use. Try brown rice, organic rice, or regular white rice. To go even healthier you can use frozen cauliflower rice or fresh organic cauliflower rice. If you want to exchange the rice entirely or just add more filling ingredients add red lentils, green lentils, or chickpeas. 
  • Protein: If you want a more filling recipe and don’t care about it staying vegetarian, add in some ground beef, chicken or turkey. To keep it vegetarian use meat substitutes like tofu or tempeh. 
  • Vegetables: Add in some extra veggies like mushrooms, corn, celery, or frozen spinach. You could also add different kinds of tomatoes like roma tomatoes or fire-roasted tomatoes to give the soup a more smoky flavor. 
  • Broth: Also, if you aren’t worried about keeping the recipe vegetarian, you can substitute the 4 cups of vegetable broth with chicken broth or beef broth. 
  • Seasonings: For some extra seasoning add a tablespoon of Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, or onion powder. You could also mix in some fresh herbs like fresh parsley, rosemary, or thyme. 


  • Put the instant pot to sauté function and cook the garlic and onion in oil. 
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients, except the parmesan cheese.
  • Switch from sauté function to pressure cook. 
  • Seal and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Let sit for 5 minutes then press the release pressure button. Leave sitting for an additional 10 minutes. 
  • Add in the parmesan and serve. 



  • Serve: Don’t leave Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup at room temperature for more than 2 hours. 
  • Store: After it’s cooled, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The soup will stay good for 3-4 days. 
  • Freeze: Stuffed Pepper Soup also makes a perfect freezer meal. Sealed properly in an airtight container, it will keep well for up to 6 months.

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup serving in ladle

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Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup is hearty, colorful, and packed with flavors from delicious veggies then made more filling with rice and topped with cheese!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 193 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 29 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 29 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 red bell pepper , diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup rice , uncooked
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese , grated or shredded


  1. To a large pot add the olive oil, onion, and garlic on medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes or until translucent.

  3. Add in the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and rice.
  4. Stir well, bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes until the rice is tender.

  6. Add in half the parmesan and mix, reserve the rest for garnish when serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 888mg39%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 992IU20%
Vitamin C 63mg76%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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