easy vegetarian stuffed peppers

Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Heather Lasco, RD
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Easy Mexican inspired vegetarian stuffed peppers.



  • 3 Peppers halved (any color)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup Mexican cheese
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 cup salsa, store bought or homemade


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick stray.
  2. Arrange the halved bell peppers in the dish and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the peppers are cooking mix together the cooked quinoa, 1/2 of the Mexican cheese, black beans, chili powder, cumin, and salsa in a bowl.
  4. Once the peppers have softened take them out of the oven. Fill each pepper with the quinoa mixture. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of each stuffed pepper.
  5. Bake the stuffed peppers for an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for leftovers for the next 3-4 days.

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