nstant pot Unstuffed peppers in bowls with cilantro garnish and pepper in background
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5 from 34 votes

Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers

Unstuffed peppers with all your favourite stuffed pepper flavours. Throw it all in your hands off Instant Pot for a quick, easy, delicious meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, vegan
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Rosa



  • 1 tsp avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bell peppers sliced (any colours)
  • 6 cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup homemade tomato sauce or tomato purée of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté function and add the oil, onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, and walnuts. Sauté for about 5 minutes until veggies are softened.
  • Then add all remaining ingredients, close the lid, locking to the sealing position. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 20 minutes. (It will take about 10 minutes to build pressure before the pot begins counting down.) Once timer is complete, let it naturally release for 10 minutes, and then you may quick release the remaining pressure. When the pin drops, open the lid, serve and enjoy.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3470IU | Vitamin C: 122.3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.7mg