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.
- 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
- Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the stuffed peppers.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt and lightly brown the cheese.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
- 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.
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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!