Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers in 30 Minutes or Less!

By Emily Cline, featured Foodie and Blogger 

With busy days that include constant moving around and work, dinner can seem like a real hassle at the end of the day. If you’re anything like me, you’re looking for quick meals that are affordable and take a limited amount of time to make but are still delicious! A meal that I’ve been serving for my family on repeat lately has been stuffed peppers. Simply put, stuffed peppers are the easiest way to feel like you’re eating a fancy meal that took minimal effort. They are so fun to fill with different veggies so that everyone in the family can enjoy them! If you want to opt for a non-vegetarian recipe try some ground beef in place of the cauliflower.

Ingredients:

  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (2 tablespoons for drizzle, 2 tablespoons for sautéing)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ kalamata olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower

How to make the stuffed pepper of your dreams:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut your pepper(s) in half and take out the seeds. Then, coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, coat a pan with olive oil and place it on the stovetop at medium heat. Add a variety of veggies like spinach, red onion, and halved cherry tomatoes. the amount of these ingredients depends on how many peppers you’re making! For example, I use a cup of spinach, 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup halved kalamata olives, and 1/2 cup of red onion to fill 6 pepper halves. 
  4. Sauté your vegetables for around 3-5 minutes and then add 2 cups of cooked cauliflower rice.
  5. After the peppers are finished, take out of the oven and use a spoon to scoop the vegetable mix into each pepper. 
  6. Add your favorite cheese on top and the peppers are ready to be served!

 

This is one of my favorite dinner go-to’s and will leave everyone feeling full, happy, and healthy. For more recipes, check out my Instagram page @ecline_eats, or don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions! 

 

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