Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

By Rena |

These Vegetarian Quinoa and Bean Stuffed Peppers are so easy to make, flavorful, filling, and the perfect freezer meal and great for meal prep. A Delicious family-friendly weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

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These easy baked stuffed bell peppers are full of protein-packed beans and quinoa that will leave you full and satisfied. Made with a delicious and flavorful bean and quinoa filling, topped with cheese and baked until perfectly tender. For a vegan-friendly version of these healthy stuffed peppers, skip on the cheese and sour cream or use vegan cheese. A nice twist to the classic stuffed bell peppers that are usually made with meat and rice but instead we used quinoa and beans. We vouch that these are the best vegetarian stuffed peppers you will ever have!

HOW TO MAKE VEGETARIAN STUFFED PEPPERS

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Thoroughly wash the bell pepper and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel.
  • Carefully slice each bell pepper halfway, through the stems.
  • Discard the ribs and seeds, and place on the prepared baking tray. Spray with a bit of cooking oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until onion is translucent.
  • Stir in tomatoes, beans, and corn. Add red pepper flakes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the quinoa and broth, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 12-15 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from the heat and carefully spoon the mixture into the roasted peppers.
  • Generously sprinkle shredded cheese on top, then place back into the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes (until cheese is melted and peppers are tender).
  • Once done, remove from the oven, garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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How to eat stuffed peppers

We love just grabbing these vegetarian stuffed peppers and bite down through all the goodness. Some may prefer to use utensils so using a knife and fork to cut it into smaller pieces is always an option! Also, you may unstuff the peppers on the side of your plate, cut the peppers into smaller pieces and enjoy!

How to freeze Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers are ideal for freezing. Either store them individually in an airtight container or individually wrap them before freezing. Or place all your leftovers in the same container and freezer for up to 3 months. Stuffed peppers will hold their texture and taste one they are thawed and reheated.

How to reheat stuffed peppers

There are a different ways to reheat your frozen stuffed peppers. You could either do one of the following:

  • Allow the frozen stuffed peppers to thaw in the fridge the night before. Place in a pre-heated oven at about 350 F for about 15 minutes. Or you simply reheat in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
  • Another option is to place the frozen stuffed peppers in a 350F preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until they are thawed and heated throughout.

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Vegetarian stuffed peppers

Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Easy to make Vegetarian stuffed pepper made with beans, corn, quinoa, topped with cheese, and baked to perfection.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Bell Peppers sliced in half and seeds removed
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper optional
  • 15 oz Diced Tomatoes one can
  • 15 oz Black Beans drained and rinsed, one can
  • 15 oz Red Beans drained and rinsed, one can
  • 3 Cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Cup Fresh/Frozen or Canned Corn
  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • ½ Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Optional toppings: Avocado, cilantro/parsley, sour cream, and lime wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Thoroughly wash the bell pepper and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel.
  • Carefully slice each bell pepper halfway, through the stems. Discard the ribs and seeds, and place on the prepared baking tray.
  • Spray with a bit of cooking oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until onion is translucent.
  • Stir in tomatoes, beans, and corn. Add red pepper flakes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the quinoa and broth, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and let it simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 12-15 minutes. Once done, remove from the heat and carefully spoon the mixture into the roasted peppers.
  • Generously sprinkle shredded cheese on top, then place back into the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes (until cheese is melted and peppers are tender).
  • Once done, remove from the oven, garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3065IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 5mg
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