nutritional information

Per Stuffed pepper:

  • Calories: 279
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 518 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Sugar: 9 g
Gluten-Free

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Serves 8

This dish freezes well for future meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein.
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped (½ cup)
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 15-oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 3 large carrots, grated (1½ cups)
  • 1½ cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, divided
  • 4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed

1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.

2. Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.

4. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping ¾-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving. 

February 2009 p.66

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comments

Yummy, substituted Savoy cabbage for spinach and used pinto beans.

M.C. - 2014-04-24 04:17:32

Here yoy go

Catherine - 2014-04-22 16:52:46

if i want to freeze this meal would i skip the last baking step?

Megan - 2014-04-22 07:55:15

Here's the stuffed pepper recipe. The first time I had them, it was vegetarian so we had the beans in it. I omitted them for last night, both we good.

Sharon Corbett - 2014-04-20 18:24:42

Amazingly wonderful recipe! So delicious!

Kathleen - 2014-04-20 13:17:39

yum new

jen - 2014-04-18 16:04:34

new! yummu

jen - 2014-04-18 16:04:17

I just made the stuffed peppers today and OMG that filling is DELICIOUS! One thing I need to mention is that the stuffing is enough for 8 halves rather than 4!

Linda - 2014-04-15 21:25:36

Here you go! Hope you enjoy them!

Cathy Rawdon - 2014-04-13 19:28:45

Pretty Delicious! Easy but a bit time consuming. I prepped these while cooking another easy dinner (tacos) and then had them later on in the week. They heated up in the microwave just fine.

Kristen - 2014-03-27 18:53:30

Print

e - 2014-03-24 23:44:56

Delicious

Ad - 2014-03-08 14:40:33

It sounds delicious

Ad - 2014-03-08 14:34:54

So good! Will definitely make these again!

Nicole - 2014-03-06 20:53:09

Try this

Mel - 2014-03-06 19:05:22