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One of my favorite vegetables is red bell peppers! Which is weird because I didn’t start liking them until I got married. I always remember my Dad eating them growing up and NOT wanting to try them. Once I got married my husband bought bell peppers to go on top of our salads and to my surprise I loved them!

I have seen several recipes for stuffed bell peppers with quinoa online and never found one I’ve liked. I finally came up with my own version and love how they turned out. The kids even ate these. I was shocked!

Stuffed bell peppers with quinoa -

Stuffed bell peppers with quinoa {healthy + delicious}


  • 4 bell peppers halfed length wise, ribs removed
  • 1/2 cup quino
  • 1/2 pound grown turkey or ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes plain is fine too
  • 1 7oz can diced green chili
  • 1 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 TB taco seasoning
  • 1/2 TB cumin
  • 1/2 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mozerella shredded cheese
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook until translucent ( about 3 minutes). Add in meat and cook until browned. Drain any excess grease.
  2. Add in black beans, tomatoes, green chilies, water, quinoa, cumin, taco seasoning, salt and pepper if desired. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is done.
  3. Heat oven to 375. Place peppers in 13 x 9 baking dish. Spoon in filling and top with grated cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and serve with sour cream or salsa (optional). Enjoy!

Enjoy! Have a great evening!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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14 Responses to “Stuffed bell peppers with quinoa”

  1. Karen @ Extraordinary BBQ

    Must be stuffed peppers day! We posted a recipe for smoking stuffed peppers on the grill today. But, I love the use of quinoa in your recipe. Definitely want to try that instead of rice next time!

  2. Jane S.

    This looks really good! I’m going to make it for my daughter, minus the turkey since she’s not fond of meat.

  3. Angie

    Perfect timing! Stuffed peppers with quinoa were on my menu for this week and I was needing to research and find a recipe. Fortunately, your recipe came right to my email so my work is done. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!!

  4. Karen

    Hey Jamielyn, I am just getting ready to make the red peppers stuffed with quinoa…..the beans were left out in the instructions as far as ai can tell…when are they added…and is the entire can of beans used….thanks for the great website…I have enjoyed making so many of your craft ideas and recipes…KCW

  5. Michele bernard

    I had friends over . Everyone loved this. Very easy , healthy and good