Baked Cheesy Capsicum

Capsicums are perfect for stuffing.   Easy stuffed peppers that are quick to make and very filling. This is also a great way to use leftover rice! My husband usually does not like capsicum, but when I served him this in lunch plate he enjoyed eating it and said they are tasty and good. Sad!  men do know to praise their wives until asked ....I gave a twist to this filling added cheese to it. The tomato and mint flavored rice along with cheese gives an awesome taste to the capsicums. Stuffed Peppers are a hearty and filling dish.


3 Capsicums
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Onion- finely chopped
2 Tomatoes - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Chilly flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger- finely chopped
2 Garlic - finely chopped
1 Bay leaves
1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mint powder
2 Tablespoon Coriander leaves - finely chopped
1 Cup Cooked Rice
2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
Salt-to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Cup Cheese or more as per your taste - grated


Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, onion, garlic, ginger, and bay leaves and saute till onions are light brown.
Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they become soft(for just 10 minutes). Add the rice,  mint,chilly flakes, oregano, salt and fry for 5 minutes. Take off the flame.

Then add  coriander leaves and cheese.

Cut the top of the capsicum and remove the seeds inside. Brush the inside with salted butter. 

Take the bell peppers and stuff it with rice filling .  Cover with a foil and bake them in a preheat oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes.  In between rotate the tray for even baking.  After 15 minutes if you find the capsicums are soft remove them from the oven  sprinkle grated cheese and oregano.  Put them in the oven again uncovered till the cheese melts for about 5 minutes.

 Remove it from the oven and serve hot Enjoy .......

Labels: Capsicum, Vegetarian, Baked, Cheese, Cooked Rice, 

sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. oh that is tempting... cheesy!!!! yumm..

  2. Such a delicious recipe!!! I m planning one this BM, hope i could make it!!!

  3. stuffed capsicums always a huge hit.

  4. Seems like the dish was a hit in your family. A good way to recycle leftover rice and I am sure capsicum lovers would like this..

  5. Capsicums make really good bowls. Nice recipe

  6. Indeed a nice idea to use up leftover rice. With addition of cheese it must have tasted yummy

  7. so much like jalapenos popovers , good one Sneha

  8. I would love to have capsicums this way, so cheesy and tempting..

  9. I love stuffed bell pepper. I like their texture when they are baked. Addition of cheese sounds delicious.

  10. That's a tempting and cheesey capsicum, looks yummy..

  11. I have always wanted to bake this with bell peppers. Looks so attractive and fancy :)

  12. I love baked peppers and adding cheese to them makes them even more delicious.

  13. Even I have tried this and loved it so much. Your version with cheese on top looks awesome..

  14. Stuffed peppers are always welcome at my place. This looks very delicious

  15. with all that cheese, these look scrumptious