Bacon & Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Mozzarella Cheese

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

Who doesn’t love stuffed peppers?
I can tell you for sure that we love these in our family. I love trying different combinations and posting them up here.
Last week I made these sweet red peppers with orzo, bacon and melted mozzarella.
They were so easy to make and so yummy.
And thanks to the orzo, quite filling. You can have them for starters, side dish or main, they are delicious anyhow.

Here’s what you need.

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  • 3-4 red peppers, sliced in halves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 150g/5oz orzo, cooked
  • 200g/7oz mozzarella, sliced
  • 1tsp dry thyme
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/394°F.
  2. Heat a pan with the olive oil and gently sweat the onions and garlic for a few minutes.
  3. Add the bacon and leave for another 5 minutes. Remove from the hob and combine with the orzo. Add salt and pepper and more olive oil, if wished.
  4. Fill the peppers with the orzo mixture and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and top them up with the mozzarella slices. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle the dry thyme and serve!

Tip: Here are other yummy stuffed peppers recipes for you to try – Feta & Cheddar Cheese Stuffed PeppersPork & Vegetable Rice PeppersBacon, Cheese & Eggs Stuffed Peppers!