Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe with Arborio Rice

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Stuffed bell peppers in the Instant Pot is crazy simple, and loaded with flavor. A risotto stuffed pepper and topped with freshly grated Parmesan.

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is insanely good. Loaded with tender risotto, mushrooms, onion and more.

Instant Pot Risotto Stuffed Peppers are flavorful bell peppers full of Parmesan and Mushroom Risotto.

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

If you are a fan of stuffed peppers, I have to recommend this recipe. It is crazy simple to make and the pressure cooker really helps infuse all the flavor in every bite.

Can I Make This Recipe Vegetarian

Of course, just use vegetable stock in replace of chicken stock. Then you have a vegetarian dish that is loaded with flavor and ready to serve up as a main dish.

How Long Does This Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Take To Cook

This takes roughly 30 minutes in total to do, from prep to cooking. You also have to add in time for your pressure cooker to reach pressure.

Now, depending on your model and such it will vary how long it takes to pressurize.

What To Serve With Risotto Stuffed Peppers

You can serve these stuffed bell peppers as a main dish or side. If you do as the main dish consider adding a salad next to it. Or if it is a side dish, pair with some pork chops, meatloaf, etc.

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Do Stuffed Peppers Store Well

You will find stuffed peppers are best when served warm. They will become a bit softer as they cool down in the fridge. You can reheat them in the microwave or the oven.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last 3-5 days in the fridge since they are meatless.

Here are a couple other stuffed peppers recipes that you might want to try. Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers and an easy and delicious recipe. Italian Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers are also amazing.

Do I Have to Add In Mushrooms

No, you sure don't. I find the mushrooms help add a heartier texture and flavor to these stuffed mushrooms. But if you don't care for mushrooms, feel free to leave them out.


Yield: 4

Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto Stuffed Peppers

risotto stuffed peppers

Learn how to make easy stuffed peppers with a filling that everyone will like. These Instant Pot Risotto Stuffed Peppers are flavorful bell peppers full of Parmesan and Mushroom Risotto.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Saute Cook Time 5 minutes
High Pressure Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  1. Add butter and oil to inner pot and turn on the saute mode. 
  2. Add chopped onions and saute for 1-2 minutes before adding the mushrooms. Stir the mushrooms in and saute for another minute. 
  3. Pour the rice into the inner pot and stir on saute mode for 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Add in the chicken stock a little at a time, scraping the bottom of the pot.  
  5. Cut the tops off of the peppers, and remove the seeds. Arrange peppers in a pan that will fit in the inner pot.  
  6. Pour water into the inner pot, and then add the trivet to the pot.  
  7. Scoop risotto mixture into the peppers. It will have a lot of liquid in it. Add any extra mixture to additional peppers, to the pan the peppers are in, or to an extra pan. 
  8. Lower the pan with the peppers into the Instant Pot with a sling. 
  9. Set the pressure valve to sealing, and then set for a manual high pressure time of 5 minutes. 
  10. At the end of the cooking time, allow for a quick pressure release.  


Suggestions for a delicious Parmesan Risotto Stuffed Peppers:

  • As they are stuffed and cooked in the Instant Pot, it is more manageable to use them of a suitable size, approx. 8-10 cm tall.
  • To add color to the plate, choose peppers of various colors, thinking again of the children at home.
  • When buying them, if you go to the store, check that they are fleshy, with a bright color, hard to the touch, with a bright color. The skin must be very smooth, without bruised or blotchy parts.


  • Can my dog eat Parmesan Risotto Stuffed Peppers? Ok, going through the ingredients of this recipe, dogs can eat Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Rice, and Chicken, all in proportional portions to a balanced diet for your pet. Just be careful with the Parmesan Cheese, because some dogs are allergic to dairy. And please, remove any signs of onion, this and garlic are very toxic to your canine friend.
  • Can my cat eat Parmesan Risotto Stuffed Peppers? In general, this recipe is safe for your cat, as long as the portions of bell pepper, mushrooms (bought at the time), rice, and Parmesan cheese, are moderate. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they require a meat-based diet. Meaning, you can give your feline all the Chicken you want. Only remove the ONION, this and garlic are very toxic to your friend.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 33mgSodium 621mgCarbohydrates 48gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 14g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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