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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Stuffed Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jamielc08

Makes 3 servings



Stuffed peppers with less fat and more fiber and protein than traditionally.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

3 Bell Peppers
1 cup white onion
1/2 cup jalapeno
1/2 cup cilantro
1/8 of a Green Pepper
1/8 of a Red Pepper
1 1/2 cup zucchini
3/4 cup quinoa
2 tsp vegetable oil
28 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp cumin

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems and seeds

  3. Combine 1 cups water to cup quinoa in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed.

  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add chopped bell peppers, onion, jalapeno, cumin and salt. Sautee for 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in quinoa and cilantro.

  6. Pour half of the can of tomatoes into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish

  7. Spoon 1/3 cup quinoa mixture into each bell pepper half.

  8. Place stuffed peppers in the baking dish, cover them with the rest of the can of tomatoes.

  9. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.

  10. Sprinkle cheese over peppers, and bake uncovered for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 572.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
1436mg
60%
Potassium
809mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
54.0g
18%
Dietary Fiber
11.9g
48%
Sugars
17.0g
Protein
15.5g
Vitamin A 112% Vitamin C 335%
Calcium 25% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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