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Green stuffed bell peppers topped with cheese

Stuffed Bell Peppers With Shrimp and Mushroom

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Shrimp and Mushrooms is such an easy one-pot dish to make with readily available ingredients and in an air fryer. It's a perfect choice for picnics, potlucks or to cater to a huge crowd. Make these easy stuffed peppers in your air fryer quickly & sort your meals smartly.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Stuffed Bell Peppers with Shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Air Fryer: 6 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 Bell Peppers
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty


  • 5 Medium Bell peppers.
  • 16 Medium shrimps de-shelled, whole or diced
  • 6 Mushrooms Halved or diced
  • 3 Jalapenos diced
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped leek
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro also known as coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic.
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 + more cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried red chili flakes
  • 1 + 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt (to taste)

For Flash marinating the shrimps


  • Begin by flash marinating the shrimps before frying them.  In a clean dry bowl take the shrimps & add the crushed black pepper powder, paprika & a pinch of salt. Mix everything well. Set aside.
  • Heat your favorite skillet over medium high heat, pour olive oil. When the oil is hot gently release the flash marinated shrimps & saute until pink & lightly golden. Set aside.
  • In the same pan add more oil & throw in the chopped garlic & the leeks & saute for a few minutes until the leek turns slightly soft.
  • Next add the chopped or diced mushrooms + the Jalapenos, add salt & fry until everything is cooked but slightly crunchy.
  • Add the fried shrimps. Saute everything well. Turn off the flame & transfer this cooked stuffing to a separate bowl & allow it to cool down completely.
  • In the meantime, wash the bell peppers well & chop off there crown. Preserve the crowns. Scoop out the seeds.
  • When the stuffing has cooled down add the scallions, cilantro, shredded cheese, chili flakes and mix well. Finally, the stuffing is ready to go in the Bell peppers.
  • Gently spoon the stuffing inside the bell peppers pressing them gently with the back of the spoon so that the inside of the bell peppers gets stuffed uniformly without any hollow spaces.
  • Top with loads of shredded cheese. 
  • Put the crowns of the bell peppers back and secure there position by inserting toothpicks.
  • For crunchy bell peppers (we prefer crunchy), air fry them at 400 F for 6 mins. And if you prefer soft bell peppers reduce the temperature of the air fryer to 360 F and air fry them for more 8 mins.
  • The cheese will be melty, but if you want you may garnish with more shredded cheese (as seen on the pictures, we prefer that way).
  • Take out the toothpicks and serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. This recipe of Stuffed bell peppers makes 5 crunchy stuffed peppers.
  2. If you do not prefer crunch in your stuffed peppers. Air fry them for some more time.
  3. Crunchy stuffed peppers = 400 F for 6 mins in the air fryer.
  4. Soft Stuffed peppers = the above + more 360 F for 8 mins in the air fryer.
  5. After air frying we loaded them with more cheese on top before serving them. You may skip this step.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

Air Fryer used = 4 quart
PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Bell Peppers With Shrimp and Mushroom
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4.8g30%
Sodium 247mg11%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 4.1g5%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 99.8mg121%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 222kcal | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Sodium: 247mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 4.1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 99.8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg