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Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

This Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe makes bell peppers that are stuffed with a delicious and cheesy quinoa mixture. These easy stuffed peppers are flavorful, filling and perfect for dinner!

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American/Southwest
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 541 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • butter, for baking dish
  • 4 bell peppers, halved, lengthwise
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned sweet corn, rinsed
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley (you can also use cilantro)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded 4-Cheese Mexican Blend, divided
  • plain yogurt or light sour cream, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Grease a baking dish with butter; arrange halved bell peppers in baking dish and set aside.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine vegetable broth and quinoa and bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover, and continue to cook for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat, gently fluff with a fork and set aside.

  5. Heat olive oil over medium heat.

  6. Add diced onions and season with salt; cook for 1 minute, or until translucent.

  7. Stir in sweet corn and beans; continue to cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.

  8. Stir in grape tomatoes and cooked quinoa; season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, dried parsley, salt and pepper.

  9. Add 1 cup cheese; mix well and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until everything is heated through and cheese is melted.

  10. Remove from heat. 

  11. Divide mixture evenly between peppers, packing the quinoa mixture tightly into the hollow pepper shells.

  12. Bake for 30 minutes.

  13. Remove from oven and top each pepper with remaining cheese.

  14. Put back in the oven and continue to bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  15. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.

  16. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt or light sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1157mg48%
Potassium 872mg25%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 4840IU97%
Vitamin C 161.9mg196%
Calcium 696mg70%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.