Savory Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers ️



Savory Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Savory Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delightful dish that combines the goodness of quinoa, the vibrant flavors of bell peppers, and a medley of mouthwatering ingredients. This recipe is a perfect choice for a healthy and delicious meal that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your body nourished.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, half of the shredded cheddar cheese, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top of the stuffed peppers.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  9. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Savory Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The quinoa adds a nutty and wholesome element, while the bell peppers provide a sweet and slightly smoky taste. The beans and corn add a hearty and satisfying feel to the dish, making it a perfect vegetarian option for lunch or dinner. With the added kick of chili powder and cumin, these stuffed peppers are bursting with savory goodness. Plus, they are topped with melted cheddar cheese for that irresistible cheesy finish. Whether you serve them as a main course or a side dish, these stuffed bell peppers are sure to become a family favorite.

Nutrition: (per serving)

  • Calories: 390
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 740mg

Savory Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are not only delicious but also nutritious. They are packed with protein and fiber, making them a filling and healthy meal option. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking for a tasty way to enjoy bell peppers, this recipe is a winner. Try it today and savor the goodness of these stuffed peppers!

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