Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]

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Quick and easy Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers jumpstarted with a Michael Angelo’s Meal Starter. Learn how to take a classic Italian style meal on a south of the border road trip!

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]

I have been so busy lately. Work just seems to keep piling up—it’s like I take two steps forward, one step back.

I never feel like I can accomplish everything that I want to in a day. Between family, the house, and pets all on top of all the work-work I have to do the day is WAY too short.

I try to prioritize my day which often means I literally don’t have the time to be cooking a fancy meal. That’s not to say we don’t eat well because we do.

Meals just have to take 30 minutes or less, otherwise, I just can’t pull it off on a weeknight.

One of my favorite weeknight meals is Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]. It’s just my style—tasy and quick with a kick!

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]

shrimp stuffed peppers

As a very busy parent, I need meals that are simple, quick, and realistically doable on a hectic weeknight. That’s why I’m loving my new friends at Michael Angelo’s—they offer all that and more.

Their frozen food line includes everything from single serve to family size, calzones to meal starters. All with a homemade taste and ingredients that you can actually pronounce.

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]

They are conveniently located in the Walmart freezer section.

shrimp stuffed peppers

For this recipe, I jumpstarted my meal with Michael Angelo’s Spicy Shrimp Scampi Meal Starter. It makes this meal pop, featuring tender shrimp in a yummy spicy marinara sauce.

stuffed peppers

This meal is made nice and quick with the help of the microwave. I love that invention, don’t you?!

stuffed peppers

To twist things up a bit I took this authentic Italian-style meal south of the border. stuffed peppers

I kept Michael Angelo’s wholesome, simple ingredients with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors intact—I just added some Mexican spices. It turned out great!

cooking stuff peppers filling

My grandfather loves this meal. I think it reminds him of the good old days where everything was homecooked and tasted like it—just like Michael Angelo’s!

Goes great with garlic bread or a fresh salad!

stuffed peppers
5 from 1 vote

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers [Mexican-Style!]

Quick and easy Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers jumpstarted with a Michael Angelo's Meal Starter. Learn how to take a classic Italian style meal on a south of the border road trip!

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 box Michael Angelo's Spicy Shrimp Scampi Meal Starter
  • 3 bell peppers cored and cut lengthwise through the stem
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1.5 cups colby jack cheese shredded


  1. Place Michael Angelo's Spicy Shrimp Scampi Meal Starter tray in the microwave for 13-15 minutes, following box instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, wash, core, and cut bell peppers. Place in a microwave-safe dish cut side down.  

    If you need to layer the peppers use wax paper between layers. 

    Add 1 cup of water to the dish and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside.

  3. In a medium skillet, warm oil over medium heat. Sautee onions 8-10 minutes or until soft and translucent. 

  4. When the Michael Angelo's Spicy Shrimp Scampi Meal Starter is done cooking, place the prepared bell pepper dish in the microwave. 

    Cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain and flip peppers over when done.

  5. Add in the Michael Angelo's Spicy Shrimp Scampi Meal Starter, taco seasoning, and remaining water to the skillet.

     Let simmer while you prepare the rice (90 seconds for the microwave kind). 

  6. Add in cooked rice and 1/2 cup cheese, stir to combine. 

  7. Divide mixture between the pepper halves, about 1/2 cup each. Top with remaining cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes in the microwave and enjoy!

stuffed peppers

Try these Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Peppers today! They will have you eating a rewarding, quick meal—like you spent hours cooking but didn’t.

Also, these guys are freezer friendly!

To Freeze

Do everything the same except skip microwaving the peppers. Individually wrap the stuffed, raw peppers in foil or with another freezer safe method.

To Cook

Thaw in the refrigerator. Cook at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Yum!

Please visit Michael Angelo’s for more meal inspiration and recipe ideas!

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  1. Michelle N says:

    This recipe looks so delicious. You always have the best ones. I love shrimp and since I seemed to have developed an intolerance to beef shrimp and fish are now my go to. I will be making this one on my next turn to cook. Thank you.

  2. Tamra Phelps says:

    What a great idea. I love stuffed peppers, and this would definitely speed up the process of stuffing them.

  3. We are going to have to try this.

  4. You used two passwords for me: spicy and peppers! You convinced me to try this recipe! yummy!

  5. I’m going to make this for my kids. They are going to love it!

  6. Yum, I love stuffed peppers! Your version is great because I love shrimp and spicy foods!

  7. This looks delicious. I love Mexican food but don’t know too much about cooking it. I don’t eat it often either because it’s quite expensive here in South Africa. I might just give this a try! Obviously, I won’t get your brand of shrimp here, but I’m sure we have something similar.

  8. I’m not a big fan of shrimp, but I’m excited to check out my grocery store to see I they have other options available. What an easy way to make a great weeknight dinner!

  9. Yum yum yum. Everything about this recipe has me drooling. I love stuffed peppers and stuffing them with rice and shrimp makes them even better! Loved that tip about microwaving the peppers!

  10. Any way to find out the ingredient list for the Meal Starters? I’m trying to figure out if this is keto or not. I suspect not, but…. here’s to hoping! 🙂

  11. Konstantina says:

    Omg this recipe looks absolutely delicious!! I need to try it.

  12. I would never have thought of doing the peppers with the shrimp. I have done it with beef and chicken but never shrimp. I will have to try this.

  13. James Robert says:

    This would definitely be something different to try than the traditional stuffed peppers we make. Thanks so much for sharing, it sounds great!

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