Italian Stuffed Peppers
dinner

Italian Stuffed Peppers

0 Servings
30 Minutes

These Italian Stuffed Peppers are so easy and hearty! You can pre-make your quinoa if you want a faster dinner, and remember you’re making extra quinoa here for your lunch tomorrow! Serve with a side salad to round this out.

INGREDIENTS


  • 1
    Cup
    uncooked quinoa
  • 2
    large bell peppers, halved through the stem with the stem on
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 0.5
    lbs
    ground (beef, chicken, turkey or veggie)
  • 0.5
    Cup
    diced yellow onion
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2
    Teaspoon
    Italian seasoning
  • 0.5
    398 mL can diced tomatoes (the smaller can)
  • 3
    Tablespoon
    roughly chopped basil
  • 1
    Cup
    chopped spinach
  • 0.5
    Cup
    shredded mozzarella
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    grated parmesan cheese
Plant-Based Option

Use veggie ground and a plant-based mozzarella and parm.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside half the quinoa in an airtight container for your lunch tomorrow and the remaining quinoa for tonight’s dinner.

2.

Heat the oven to 425 F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and rub the peppers with 1 tablespoon of oil, salt, and pepper. Place cut side down on the baking sheet and bake for around 10-12 minutes, until the peppers start to blister. Remove from the oven.

3.

While the peppers are baking, in a large pan over medium heat, add the ground and cook for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the chopped spinach and cook until wilted, around 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes, quinoa, and basil and stir to combine.

4.

Add half of the mozzarella and half of the parmesan to the filling, stir to combine, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

5.

Fill peppers with filling and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for around 5 minutes or until cheese is melted; top with additional basil if desired and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories
622 per serving
Carbs
69.8g per serving
Protein
34.2g per serving
Fat
22.4g per serving
Fiber
9g per serving
Sodium
750mg per serving
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