As many of you who follow me on Instagram saw, I have about 15 red bell peppers that I got for free and I need to make use of!
I haven’t eaten that many stuffed bell peppers in my life, so I decided to try throwing one together. And the results… were delicious. If you’ve never eaten stuffed bell peppers before, TRY THIS OUT. Plus, it’s only 257 calories per serving!!
Roasted Stuffed Bell Pepper
257 calories per serving, serves 2
2 bell peppers (they don’t have to be red bell peppers)
1/4 uncooked quinoa
1/2 cooked chicken cut into small pieces
1/4 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch for the bell pepper
1/4 cup cilantro
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Wash the bell peppers and cut the top part of the bell pepper off (the stem part). Take out the seeds. Dry the bell pepper and place them, cut side down, on a cookie sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil and a pinch of salt on the bell peppers. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove the bell peppers from the oven when done.
*The bell peppers might sag a little when you take them out, but once you stuff them with food, they will stand straight again.
3. While the bell peppers cook, put the quinoa into a pot and add 3/4 cup water. Cook on medium high until water start to boil, then reduce to medium for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is done cooking.
4. While the bell pepper and quinoa cook, chop the zucchini into small, bite sized pieces. Put the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil into a pan and raise the heat to medium. Add the zucchini, red onion, chili powder and salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
5. After the zucchini mixture has cooked for five minutes, add the corn and cilantro. Turn the heat off after adding and stir for one minute.
6. Combine the zucchini mixture with the quinoa and the cooked and chopped chicken. Stir until everything is well combined.
7. Using a spoon, stuff the bell peppers equally with the mixture and enjoy!
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Enjoy the recipe and happy cooking!