Stuffed Pepper Soup

This hearty, healthy soup packed with bell peppers, tomatoes, rice and ground chicken is a full meal in a bowl that will warm you to the bone!

This hearty, healthy soup packed with bell peppers, tomatoes, rice and ground chicken is a full meal in a bowl that will warm you to the bone!

If there’s one thing I love in the cooler months, it’s cuddling up with a hot bowl of soup and a few hearty slices of bread to mop it up with! Aside from fuzzy socks, rainy days and pumpkin spice everything, a snuggly soup is my favorite fall indulgence. This one definitely hit the spot on a recent cloudy, cold day and warmed me to the bone!

This hearty, healthy soup packed with bell peppers, tomatoes, rice and ground chicken is a full meal in a bowl that will warm you to the bone!

Using crisp, colorful bell peppers from my garden and all-natural ground chicken from Gold’n Plump® , this “stuffed pepper” soup was a scrumptious weeknight meal. Swapping chicken in for ground beef keeps this soup protein-packed, good for you, and full of tenderness without the fat. Gold’n Plump chicken knows all about high-quality – they have impressive standards for every package they produce, and you can read more about their mission here. Every roast chicken, hearty soup and cozy casserole I’ve ever made with their products has been full of goodness and flavor. This is my go-to chicken!

This hearty, healthy soup packed with bell peppers, tomatoes, rice and ground chicken is a full meal in a bowl that will warm you to the bone!

You’ll love how easy this soup is, too! Just sizzle ground chicken, bell peppers, onions and garlic in a big pot and toss in your tomatoes, broth and a good pinch of Italian seasoning. Get it bubblin’ hot, then reduce your heat and simmer the soup for a (heart-wrenching) half an hour while it fills your home with an amazing aroma! Before serving, stir in a cup of cooked rice and voila!

Dinner is served… and if you’re lucky, leftovers will be waiting the next day.

You can even freeze a big batch for later! Just pour it all into a big plastic container and it will keep for months and months. Simmer that big block of frozen soup on the stovetop to reheat… then dig in and enjoy, effort-free!

This hearty, healthy soup packed with bell peppers, tomatoes, rice and ground chicken is a full meal in a bowl that will warm you to the bone!

For a hearty, healthy pot full o’ love that’s easy enough for weeknights but impressive enough for guests, go for this incredibly delicious Stuffed Pepper Soup! I like to slide a warm crusty baguette alongside and serve it with a lightly dressed salad.

It makes for a perfect light fall meal that you’ll love going back to again and again!

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. 16 oz. Gold‘n Plump® Ground Chicken (not ground chicken breast)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. Set a large pot to medium-high heat and add oil. Once hot, add ground chicken and cook until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, crumbling with a spoon as it cooks. Drain and discard excess liquid, if any.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, stir in cooked brown rice. Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Wow, looks incredible Georgia! I love the cooler months mainly so I can have soups/stews without breaking into a sweat. This looks so hearty and comforting. Will be putting this on my to-make list. YUM! :)

  2. I love how cozy this looks! Definitely cold weather soup that’ll keep me warm all night!

  3. Oh yum! I’ve always loved stuffed peppers, but never thought to turn them into a soup. What a fun idea! And like you said, perfect for these chilly months ahead. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great idea for a soup! This looks SO warming and hearty, Georgia!

  5. Georgia, I love everything about this soup. It’s a deconstructed pepper–yum! Pinned.

  6. That looks like one yummy bowl of soup. I love using the fresh peppers from our garden in everything. They are so much tastier! I haven’t heard of Gold n Plump Chicken before. Could it be because it’s not distributed in the northeast?

  7. That looks so warming and yummy, Georgia.

  8. Stuffed peppers are one of my go-to weeknight meals, but I never dreamed of enjoying the same flavors in soup form! This looks amazing, Georgia!

  9. What a great idea and the color is brilliant!

  10. We love stuffed peppers, in fact last night my daughter suggested I make some. This is a great twist on them and so hearty, warm and comforting with the chilly weather finally here. Great recipe and pretty photo!

  11. Perfect soup to have in the freezer for quick lunches and dinners all winter – looks so comforting!

  12. I love everything about this soup!

  13. Love that you turned stuffed peppers into a soup! I would love a big bowl on a chilly evening!

  14. This soup couldn’t look any more comforting! I love that you used chicken instead of beef too. And homegrown peppers are always a winner! ;)

  15. Georgia, this soup is beautiful! I could eat a big bowl of this every night of the week! Love!

  16. This looks fab! Just perfect now the nights are drawing in and it’s getting cold. Just printed it and will be making it for dinner soon! :)

  17. Ground chicken is one of my all-time favorite cooking weapons, and I love how you’ve mixed it into this color-popping, flavor-bursting soup. I want to gobble an entire bowl while wearing footie pajamas. Please enjoy that mental picture ;-)

  18. I’m one of those weirdos that can eat soup year round. But this time of the year? I can get other people to eat it, too! This stuffed pepper soup looks great–thanks! :)

  19. I absolutely love stuffed peppers but never get to make/eat them because my husband doesn’t like peppers. I know I would adore this soup! Wish you lived closer so I could snag a bowl when you made some. =)

  20. The last few days have been cold here and a big Dutch oven full of this delicious soup would certainly take the chill off! So comforting, flavorful, and healthy! Huge win!

  21. I loved stuff peppers so I know I will adore this soup.

  22. Stuffed peppers are my favorite, great idea to turn those flavors into a soup!

  23. I just love how vibrant your soup looks Georgia – sounds like a the perfect hearty soup for a cool Fall day! I’ve been making lots of soups lately and can’t get enough. Going to have to give this one a whirl!

  24. I’m a lover of stuffed peppers (big time) so I love adding that soup element. Perfect for the chilly weather, thanks!

  25. Stuffed pepper soup is a brilliant idea! I love all of the flavors in stuffed peppers, but I don’t like the actual dish. Weird, I know, But this is the perfect solution! Really great idea – thanks so much.

  26. Georgia, this looks so good. I’m so crazy about soup at this time of the year and I love that you’ve made this so tasty and lean.

  27. This is one gorgeous looking soup bowl! I love your addition of brown rice to up the comfort factor of this colorful, gorgeous soup!

  28. I use ground turkey in all kinds of things but have never tried ground chicken. Gotta try it! Love the stuffed bell pepper twist on this soup. Looks so warm and comforting!

  29. I just bought a package of Gold’n Plumps ground chicken yesterday! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but now I have an idea :) This soup looks so delicious. I’m with ya – a big bowl of soup during these chilly months is the best!

  30. I adore peppers, so this soup just looks so fresh and vibrant! I’ve never seen Gold ‘n Plumps before – I’d love to try it! I mostly use ground turkey instead of beef, but ground chicken would be just as great to me. The colors of this soup are so vibrant!

  31. I know it’s a lot cooler here than it is in Texas, so this soup is going to be making the rounds at our house Georgia! Thank you for sharing, sweet girl. MIss you!

  32. This soup looks wonderful Georgia! I love how bright and vibrant the colors are and can definitely see myself get cozy with a big bowl of this soup in fuzzy socks any day :)

  33. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness. I could live off of this soup all fall and winter long, no joke. It looks so delicious!

  34. A steamy bowl of this soup would definitely be a treat.

  35. Love that all the flavors of stuffed pepper are in this beautiful soup. I love using ground chicken too. Give me a big bowl and I’ll be a happy girl :)

  36. Oh, between soups and crock pot meals…they keep us warm and cozy this time of year. And, your soup looks like ultimate comfort in a bowl! Love your twist on stuffed peppers in soup form. Must make this soon. I know it will become a favorite! Thanks for sharing, girl!

  37. It’s been pretty cold these days and soups are always in my mind (not to mention I can prep ahead!). Looks comforting AND delicious!

  38. This soup looks perfect! I love that you turned stuffed peppers into soup. I just started buying that chicken at target, it’s great.

  39. 5 stars
    I also love a good bowl of soup on a cold fall night. Loving this recipe in particular because it is very healthy, but still incredibly comforting. Sometimes it is harder to eat light when it gets cold so this is great!

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