Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

BY : PUBLISHED : July 14th, 2013 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

This is my absolute favorite stuffed pepper recipe. I found it and adapted it from the box of quinoa. It’s a fun way to eat quinoa and I love how hearty it is. Enjoy!

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Miranda Rivera
This is my absolute favorite stuffed pepper recipe. I found it and adapted it from the box of quinoa. It’s a fun way to eat quinoa and I love how hearty it is. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 large red bell peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or Earthbalance non-dairy butter
  • 28 ounces of diced tomatoes, reserve juice
  • 12 ounces of Mexican salsa
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons of sherry or marsala

Instructions
 

  • Steam bell pepper halves. Once finished, place in a 9x12' baking dish. Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Rinse quinoa well, then drain well. Place both water and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, and simmer 10-15 minutes until halos appear.
  • Meanwhile, sauté onions and mushrooms in butter until slightly browned over medium heat in a skillet. Add drained diced tomatoes, salsa, and garlic and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add sherry or marsala, stir, and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • When quinoa is finished, remove from heat and let sit until tomato mixture is finished. Fold quinoa into mushroom and tomato mixture. Fill bell pepper halves. You will end up using about half or three quarters of the mixture. With whatever mixture you have left, add to reserved tomato juice to thin, and pour around and on top of peppers in baking dish. Bake in oven for 35 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 13gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 903mgPotassium: 1433mgFiber: 11gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 5782IUVitamin C: 233mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 5mg
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About Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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