Bell Pepper Cutlets: the tasty recipe for a unique veggie main dish

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

This bell pepper cutlet recipe can be an easy and tasty idea for a main dish as it’s a unique way of cooking this delicious summer vegetable. You will fall in love with these tender breaded bell peppers stuffed with melted mozzarella. You’ll only need to soften the peppers in the oven, peel them, cut them in half and stuff with mozzarella. The final step entails breading your stuffed cutlets and pan-frying them until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Served with a fresh salad, these bell pepper cutlets are great for a unique lunch or dinner, and they are very popular among kids. Here’s our recipe.

If you like these sweet and versatile vegetables, don’t miss our many other recipes with bell peppers: ideas for first, second and side courses all worth trying.


You can stir fry the bell peppers in a shallow pan instead of baking them. You will need to turn them often, and fry until soft and charred.

You can also add cooked ham or Speck to the stuffing to create an alternative cordon bleu, or you can substitute the mozzarella with some scamorza or your favorite cheese.

For a lighter version of this recipe that will avoid the frying step you can also pan fry your stuffed cutlets with just a dash of oil or bake them at 180°C / 350°F for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can air fry them: spray with some olive oil and air fry at 200°C / 390°F for 10 minutes.

How to store Bell Pepper Cutlets

You can store the cutlets for 3 days in the refrigerator or you can prepare them in advance and fry them just before serving.

bell peppers
300 g (1 1/3 cups)
Vegetable Oil

How to make Bell Pepper Cutlets

Wash the bell peppers and bake at 180°C / 350°F for 40 minutes.

Once ready, let cool, then peel and remove the stem.

Cut in half, remove the seeds and stuff with the mozzarella slices, creating a sort of sandwich.

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Soak the peppers in the mixture and dust with breadcrumb. Repeat the process twice, as to have a double coat of breadcrumbs.

Heat the oil in a shallow pan and fry the cutlets on both sides until brown.

Your bell pepper cutlets are now ready to be served hot. Enjoy!

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