Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers


Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you’re looking for a wholesome and flavorful dish that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds, then these Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers are a must-try. With a delightful combination of nutty quinoa, fresh vegetables, and savory seasonings, this recipe takes stuffed peppers to a whole new level.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the stuffed peppers.
  7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the peppers are tender.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt and lightly brown the cheese.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.

Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delightful and nutritious dish made by filling bell peppers with a flavorful mixture of cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, and seasonings. Topped with melted cheddar cheese, these stuffed peppers are a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 320

Protein: 15g

Carbohydrates: 50g

Fat: 8g

Fiber: 10g

Make this incredible Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe a part of your dinner rotation. With its satisfying blend of textures and tastes, it’s a dish that’s sure to impress your family and friends. So, roll up your sleeves and enjoy a wholesome cooking adventure that results in a mouthwatering masterpiece!

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