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Instant Pot Sausage stuffed peppers on a white plate with a pressure cooker in the background

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers with Sausage

This Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers with Sausage recipe is a huge time-saver recipe because we are utilizing our pressure cooker. Using an Instant Pot dramatically cuts down on cook time making these sausage stuffed peppers ready in under 30 minutes! Filled with sausage, rice, tomatoes and topped with cheese, this is a recipe you will make over and over again.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers, Sausage Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 700kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1/2 cup dry rice cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage cooked and drained of grease
  • 1 can 14.5 oz, Italian style diced tomatoes (tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano) drained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 large peppers any color
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine rice, sausage, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the tops off of the peppers and discard. Scoop out the seeds and flesh and discard. Fill each pepper with rice and sausage mixture.
  • Place 1 cup of water into the instant pot with the trivet. Add peppers, setting them on the trivet. Place the lid on the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking is complete, let steam naturally release for 5 minutes. Open the pot. Carefully sprinkle each pepper with cheese and place the lid back on the pot. Let set for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Makes 3