I’m all about easy recipes that make dinner less stressful, especially when it comes to using simple ingredients that are also healthy. Lately on my regular scrolls through Pinterest, I’ve found that stuffed bell pepper recipes seem to be really popular. Once I started researching, I found out why: the options are endless for making nutritious meals with all types of fillings! Whether you’re a meat eater or vegetarian, an adventurous foodie or a comfort food gal, there’s a stuffed bell pepper recipe for you. Keep reading to see a handful of simple and delicious stuffed pepper recipes.
1. Taco Stuffed Peppers
These taco stuffed peppers are a great twist on your regular taco Tuesday, especially if you’re trying to ditch the taco shells for something a little healthier. You favorite ingredients are all here: black beans, ground turkey or beef, CHEESE, corn and salsa. These are great for busy school nights, and can even be frozen and reheated later.
Check out WineAndGlue.com for the full recipe, and even more simple meals with 5 ingredients or less!
2. Grilled Twice Baked Potato Stuffed Peppers
While these grilled twice baked potato stuffed peppers are more labor intensive and are probably better suited for a lazy weekend dinner, they are no less delicious. Bake a few potatoes and when they’re done, scrape out an combine with tasty sides like bacon, sour cream, cheese, green onions, butter and spices. Then spoon into pepper halves and either grill or bake until everything is warm and delicious!
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3. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
If you feel like going meatless (or are just a vegetarian!) these quinoa stuffed bell peppers will leave you satiated. This particular recipe is spicy inspired, full of green peppers, pepper jack cheese and the regular makings of Southwestern fare, like corn, beans and tomatoes. They cook in 30 minutes and make a great busy night dinner.
You’ll find even more amazing recipes at DamnDelicious.net.
4. Cheesy Broccoli Rice Stuffed Peppers
This recipe takes a traditionally unhealthy (but oh so tasty) American dish of cheesy broccoli and makes it a little more nutritious. By packing the broccoli, rice and green chili mixture into a bell pepper, you’re getting that extra dose of veggies that its perfect for a side dish or even a main meal.
Snag this recipe and other spicy favs from ASpicyPerspective.com.
5. Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Peppers
Sneak extra veggies into the kiddos meals with this cheesy spinach stuffed pepper recipe! Rice, spinach and lots of yummy cheesy make this the perfect side dish next to some protein like chicken or steak.
PeasAndCrayons.com has this recipe and other baby and toddler friendly meals!
6. Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers
Everything you love about Greek food is here in this recipe: artichokes, lemon, dill and tzatziki for dipping. This meal is perfect for hot nights and probably served with chilled Greek beer or glass of white wine!
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7. Cheesy Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers
Even your picky eaters won’t be able to say no to these cheesy spaghetti stuffed peppers! Regular spaghetti is mixed with a combination of various cheeses and hearty sauce, then cooked in peppers. These look so amazing, they may be on the dinner menu in our house tonight!
You’ll find some pretty tasty recipes from HomemadeHooplah.com!
8. Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers
Italian sausage is the name of the game in this bell pepper recipe. Other filling ingredients include rice, onions, chives and one of my favorite cheeses, asiago. It’s cooked in a homemade sauce that really makes this recipe unique and pretty gorgeous too!
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