Meatless May: Veggie and Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

Stuffed peppers are great if you are cooking for one – feel free to multiply this recipe as needed to accommodate more people.  If you are looking for another twist on stuffed peppers, check out my previous recipe for a Stuffed Red Bell Pepper with Turkey.  Here are three tips when preparing this dish:

  1. Use the bottom of the pepper as a “bowl” for the quinoa and veggies and keep the top to rest the bowl on in a baking dish to prevent it from tipping over and spilling.
  2. You can cook the quinoa ahead of time and use any leftovers in this dish.
  3. You can prep the pesto ahead of time and use the leftovers in this dish.

Veggie and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

Veggie and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

Ingredients / Nutrition Information:

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(I only used about 1 fourth of the pesto – you can freeze the rest for later)

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350
  • Roughly chop the mushrooms, then saute them over medium heat with a little olive oil, salt, pepper
  • Once the mushrooms begin to brown, add the baby spinach and stir everything together until spinach wilts
  • In a sauce pan, put the cooked quinoa over low heat and stir in the pesto evenly
  • Add the spinach and mushrooms to the quinoa  mixture and still everything together
  • Prep the bell pepper – slicing off the top and cleaning out the seeds.  Remove the stem from the top and place in a baking dish.
  • Scoop the veggie / quinoa mixture into the bell pepper until full
  • Place the filled bell pepper on top of the bell pepper top in the baking dish – balance it so it won’t tip over
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of goat cheese crumbles on top of the stuffed pepper
  • Put in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes, until the goat cheese starts to brown
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • If you want and if you have extra “stuffing left” when you finish everything in the stuffed pepper “bowl” you can re-fill with seconds!  Or you can slice up the pepper and eat it.

Questions for you:  Do you like stuffed peppers?  What do you stuff them with?

Cheers³

Reni

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