How to Pre-Cook Peppers

Do you do it? Do you pre-boil your peppers before stuffing them? If not, we bet you will next time!

Pre-cooking is the idea of quick-starting the cooking process of your stuffed pepper. Since stuffed peppers can take as long as 45 minutes to bake, shortening that down with a quick boil really helps me out.


– Peppers – Large Pot – Pot Cover – Slotted Spoon – Large Bowl filled with Ice Water

In large pot, fill peppers with water, and fill pot around peppers with water until peppers are fully covered.


Cover pot and bring to a rolling boil on high heat. Let peppers hard simmer until tender.


Using slotted spoon, transfer peppers to ice water to cool.


Spoon peppers out of water and shake off excess. Place in baking dish and stuff.


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