Precooking Peppers for Stuffed Peppers

How to Pre-Cook Peppers

Contributor: Christine Pittman
  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes


  • Peppers, either halved or whole and hollowed


  • Large Pot
  • Pot Cover
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Large Bowl filled with Ice Water


  1. In large pot, fill peppers with water (to prevent floating), and fill pot around peppers with water until peppers are fully covered.
  2. Cover pot and bring to a rolling boil on high heat. Bring the temperature down to medium-low and let peppers hard simmer for three minutes, or until tender.
  3. Using slotted spoon, transfer peppers to ice water to cool.
  4. Spoon peppers out of water and shake off excess. Place in baking dish and stuff.
  5. Proceed with recipe, cooking for 25-30 minutes.