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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers – A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. These amazing stuffed peppers have all the comfort and flavor you want, with the bonus of veggies and cheese!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers - A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. Get the recipe on diethood.com



Hi-Hi! First things first, Happy Sunday! Gotta LOVE Sundays! I honestly can’t get enough of them. Sleeping IN is the BEST part.

Can I just tell you that I spent my Saturday-hours on watching an “Intervention” marathon? Yep, I did… and all I have to say is, Ohmahgah. People. Whoa. I cried the ugly-cry from beginning to end.

Also? I am all caught up on Married at First Sight. That one also deserves an oh.mah.gah. And a what the??? Like, seriously? I thought the whole dating-thing was the FUN part in a relationship… no? My husband and I had a blast!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers - A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. Get the recipe on diethood.com

In the middle of all the tv drama, I again made one of the best meals ever this winter. It is still winter, right?
Don’t look at the calendar… the 28-degree weather is enough to tell me that mother Winter is still hangin’ with us.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers. Uhm, yum!

My obsession with broccoli is massive. I can’t eat it plain and raw, I admit, but steam it up and I’m ready.set.go!

Of course, I love it wee bit more when there’s cheese all over it. Or Ranch!
But, quinoa is good, too… Yes, bell peppers, as well… But, ♥ Ranch & Broccoli ♥

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers - A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. Get the recipe on diethood.com

SO I made this recipe 500 times (exaggerating) over the course of 2 or 3 months. One, I really enjoy things like eating my way through couple hundred peppers stuffed with broccoli, and two, I wanted to make sure I really liked the recipe before I shared it. Turns out, me likey a lot!

Really though, there’s nothing to this. Make some rice – MINUTE Rice is fine with me – clean out some bell peppers, grab the cheese, get the broccoli and GO! 35-minutes, give or take.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers - A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. Get the recipe on diethood.com

This is also the ideal recipe to serve to those little ones that HATE “green trees”. Chop up the broccoli real well and they will never, ever know. Muahahaha!

ENJOY!

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers - A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers. Get the recipe on diethood.com
Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A delicious mixture of broccoli, cheese and rice stuffed inside colorful bell peppers.
Servings: 6
Calories: 474 kcal
Author: Katerina
Ingredients
  • 4 bell peppers , halved and seeded
  • 2 cups cooked rice (you can use white rice, brown rice, etc...)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion , diced
  • 1/2- cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4- cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2- cup mixture of both shredded cheddar and white cheddar , for topping
  • dollops of low fat sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place halved bell peppers in a lightly greased baking dish and set aside.
  3. Prepare the rice according to the directions on the package. You will need about 2 cups prepared rice.
  4. In the meantime, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-heat.
  5. Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in chopped peppers and season with salt and ground pepper; continue to cook for 3 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  7. Add broccoli florets and cook for 2 minutes, or until broccoli is fork tender.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Place cooked rice in a large bowl.
  10. Add broccoli mixture to the rice.
  11. Stir in milk, cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese, chili powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and parsley; mix until thoroughly combined. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  12. Divide mixture evenly between peppers, packing the mixture tightly into the hollow pepper shells.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese; bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  15. Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.
  16. Top each pepper with a dollop of sour cream and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 17

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 506mg 21%
Potassium 427mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 71.7%
Vitamin C 185.1%
Calcium 60.6%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
  1. Kavya C

    I had a couple of peppers and brocolli at home and was wanting to make something different this time. Your Rice-Brocolli-Cheese-Pepper recipe looked great but I was a tad bit apprehensive about stuffing rice in pepper which somehow never appealed to me. But I gave it a try and it turned out amazzzinngg!
    Thanks a lot for this lovely recipe.

    1. Hi Eleanor! I always reheat them one by one in the microwave, but according to my mom, there’s only one best way to reheat stuffed peppers and it’s in the oven. That takes a wee bit longer, but if you prefer, cover and reheat in a 350 F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. I hope that helps!

  2. Oh it’s still winter here in New England. Ugh. I’m ready to move along to Spring anytime now. I’ll just be here waiting. I need to binge watch some Mad Men because it returns on SUNDAY. I’m pumped!!! Love these stuffed peppers. I mean, veggies + cheese = a win every.single.time. XO

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