{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 Orange Bell Peppers
  • 1 lb. of lean meat (either ground beef or turkey)
  • 1 can of Manwich
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 small onion – optional
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese to taste – optional
  • Jalapeno to taste – optional

Jack O’Lantern Pepper Shells

  1. Cut the top off the peppers
  2. Clean out seeds from inside 324
  3. Use a small paring knife to carve a Jack O’Lantern face in  the pepper 327
  4. Place in oven safe dish 331

Sloppy Joe Filling

Preheat oven to 425°

  1. Brown meat over medium heat
  2. Drain fat
  3. Add corn and Manwich
  4. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Fill the Jack O’Lanterns with filling, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 425° for 45 minutes

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I generally fill 2 Jack O’Lantern Shells for the kids and then add onion and jalapeno to the remaining filling and simmer a few more minutes.

If desired, remove shells from oven after 30 minutes, top with mozzarella cheese and cook uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.


Enjoy with your favorite gremlins!

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Stacie says:

    What if I want these and don’t have any little gremlins?

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    1. Borrow your niece and nephew 🙂


    2. my kids do not eat peppers no matter how many ways I try to add them… well… I cant say never. I am thinking I will still like to use these for my son’s bithday party as we usually have plenty of adults.

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  2. trishlee75 says:



  3. Michelle says:

    These look fabulous! I’m excited to make them!

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  4. julianagh says:

    This is an adorable idea!

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  5. Gina says:

    Looks GREAT! Saving this 🙂

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  6. I love these! So cute!


  7. Stacie Ann says:

    Super adorable and totally original! If only my family would eat stuffed peppers….ahh….I’m the only one who likes, but maybe if I put a dip of some sort in them instead?? They do like veggies/dip. Thinking of hosting a party after trick or treating and I think these would be super cute – thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. You can put anything in them 🙂 Soon I will be posting about mini pumpkins used as dip holders. Stay tuned!

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      1. Stacie Ann says:

        I’ll look for that – I just bought some mini pumpkins! fun!


  8. I love stuffed peppers. I will be making these for dinner. So cute. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  9. Looks so yummy! And SO STINKIN’ CUTE! What a great idea! My daughter doesn’t eat peppers but I bet she’d love to help make this!!

    Thanks for sharing with #made4kids. I hope you share with us next week too!


  10. paintboxmum says:

    Oh wow, I love these! Will definitely be trying these out with my kiddies for Halloween this year! They look brilliant! 🙂

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  11. paintboxmum says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you would like to take part, please do 🙂 Pop over to my blog for the post 🙂 https://paintboxmum.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/versatile-blogger-award/


  12. I can do this! What fun! Thanks


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