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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Colorful, healthy, and delicious!















6 each sweet bell peppers
(any color, I like to choose at least one of each color!)
2 cups quinoa
3 each tomatoes
diced (or 12 ounces can of diced tomatoes)
1 cup corn
1 each sweet vidalia onions
½ cup red beans
cooked, or canned
½ cup black beans
cooked, or canned
¾ cup monterey jack cheese
1 can black olives
4 each basil
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup spaghetti sauce
½ cup water
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375?F

1). Cook quinoa according to package instructions. (Usually entails placing quinoa with 4C of water in a pot, and bring it to a boil. Then simmer quinoa, until water is absorbed. I used chicken or vegetable broth sometimes for flavor!) 2). Add all ingredients (except water and spaghetti sauce) in a bowl; mix. Add cubed cheese last. 3). Add water and sauce together, and pour over the quinoa mix (BUT: save about ½ cup of mixture for the end of the recipe). 4). Boil each bell pepper for 3 minutes (after de-seeding). 5). When done boiling, sprinkle each pepper inside with a touch of salt, and turn over to drain. 6). Stuff each bell pepper with quinoa mix. 7). Top each bell pepper with some of the left over water/sauce mixture and top with parmesan cheese (or other cheeses that you have in the fridge are good, too!) 8). Bake for about 15 minutes. 9). ENJOY!!!


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Naples, United States
 about 8 years ago

Substitute roasted poblano a instead of green peppers if you like spicier food. I have also added olives to the stuffing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 481g (17.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40415% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 555mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 11g 42%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 598%
Calcium 14% Iron 41%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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