Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa

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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa – A delicious, healthy, and quick meal my whole family enjoyed. Filled with flavor and simple to make. You will love this stuffed bell pepper recipe!

I absolutely love when I find easy and healthy recipes that my whole family will eat. These stuffed bell peppers are a family favorite, as well as sheet pan fajitas, slow cooker honey chicken and one pot chicken and rice.

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Easy stuffed bell peppers

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 easy stuffed bell peppers…everyone loved them!

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How long does it take to cook raw stuffed peppers?

These easy bell peppers take about 40 minutes to cook through. You want the peppers to soften, but not be too mushy. Depending on your oven, the timing could be a little more or a little less. I’d plan on keeping an eye on them after about 30 minutes to make sure your stuffed bell peppers get the perfect consistency.

How long will stuffed peppers keep in the fridge?

These stuffed bell peppers will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Make sure to store in an airtight container (preferably shallow). To reheat, I like to warm mine back up in the oven for about 5-10 minutes.

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How to make stuffed bell peppers

Scroll down for printable stuffed bell pepper recipe and video.

  1. Heat olive oil in 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 10-15 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 stuffed bell peppers for 40 minutes.

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 Favorite toppings for stuffed bell peppers

  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Sliced Olives
  • Cilantro
  • Red or green onions

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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa - a delicious, healthy, and quick meal my whole family enjoyed (I was pleasantly surprised that the kids ate these happily and quickly!)

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: stuffed bell peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa - A delicious, healthy, and quick meal my whole family enjoyed. Filled with flavor and simple to make. You will love this stuffed bell pepper recipe! 

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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 10-15 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!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Potassium 1047mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 9g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 87%
Vitamin C 194.8%
Calcium 17.4%
Iron 31.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Such an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy!

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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52 comments on “Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa”

  1. yum! This look so good Jamielyn! I love stuffed peppers!

  2. These look awesome! I am pinning this to try soon! :-)

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!!

  6. Wow, these look so delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to make them :)

  7. where can I find quinoa in the stores…with the rice or pasta?

  8. Healthy and delicious is what I love!
    I would also love to have you share this (or any other of your recipes) at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party, and maybe claim a spot on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/october-31st-2012.html

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  9. 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

  10. Michele bernard Reply

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

  11. I am new to the eating quinoa world, do you cook it first?

    • Hi Heidi! Yes, you cook it first…make sure to follow the package directions. :) Hope you enjoy this recipe!!

      • Recipe sounds like the quinoa is cooked in the turkey/bean mixture. I cooked mine separately. 1 part quinoa, 2 parts water. I love this stuffed peppers recipe!

  12. Just made these and they were delicious!!!!!! So good- thank you for the recipe!!! I have some leftovers- do you think if I froze the leftover stuffed peppers they’d be ok to reheat later on??  Thanks again!!!

  13. Made this recipe today, instead of turkey, I used soy ground “beef” to make it veggie friendly. It was really good! I will make it again, next time with turkey for the non-vegertarian family. The recipe says to bake in over for 40 minutes, but for me, the peppers were perfect at about 30-35 minutes. I think 40 minutes in the oven would overcook the peppers. Also, I would recommend listing the ingredients on this recipe in order in which the recipe calls them for.

  14. Hi there!

    I have a question. I’ve never used canned green chilis before … if you want a spicier alternative, would some chopped pickled jalapeno do?

    Also, if I fire roast my own tomato and chop it up, would that work too? I’m cooking for one so I don’t need a whole can of both the tomatoes and the chilies, not to mention I try to avoid as many canned/pre-prepared items as possible in my recipes. I guess my only concern is that if I’m not using the canned items, it won’t come out moist enough.

    Hope to hear back from you before cooking tonight!

  15. Loved the bell pepper recipe with quinoa and ground turkey! I would like to find out servings and nutritional info so that I can calculate Weight watchers points.

    Thanks for any help you can give me. Family loved it!
    Robin

    • Hi Robin! I’m so glad you liked these stuffed bell peppers! I don’t have the nutritional information, but there are some great websites to help you figure that out! :)

  16. Do you have the nutritional value on this?  I’m looking for calories to be specific

  17. Question: Do you cover the top of the bellpeppers with the aluminum foil? 

  18. Made this today exactly as written. It is seriously delicious! Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  19. Looks delicious! I’m making these tonight. Quick question…do I drain and rinse the canned tomatoes or cook with the juices? Thanks! 

  20. I am obsessed with these stuffed peppers. I made them on Sunday night and have been eating them for lunch and dinner ever since. I would probably eat them for breakfast too if I wasn’t trying to make them last the whole week! They’re so flavorful, and filling, and delicious! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and used grass fed beef. I added a little salt to the onions and a little more when I added the beef. Also, I used organic Mexican blend cheese instead of mozz. I also made a chipotle hummus and have been dolloping a bit on top to eat with these – it’s an amazing combo! (chickpeas, salt, olive oil, a chipotle pepper in adobo plus a tsp or 2 of the adobo sauce from the can!) Thanks again for this great recipe – I’ll be making these all the time from now on!!

  21. Claudia Sutherland Reply

    So many recipes for stuffed peppers and this is one of my favorites.  It is so easy to put together, and really tasty.  I am not a real fan of quinoa, so will try brown rice next time.  Also very nice warmed up next day.

  22. I love stuffed peppers and these look super yummy! I need to get this recipe pinned so I can make this asap.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

  23. Can’t wait to try these! Love meatless entres!

  24. These peppers look so delicious! I wish I had one for lunch right now!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  25. Right on, I’m a fan of stuffed bell peppers too – they’re just so versatile! I made your recipe last night and loved it! I modified it a little to make it more Mexican. The toppings I used included sliced avocados, lime juice, hot sauce, cilantro, red onion, red salsa, and cilantro dressing. Turned out excellent too!

  26. good recipe. :D Thanks Jamielyn. can’t wait to try it at weekend

  27. I made the stuffed peppers for dinner tonight. They are delicious! Definitely a “have again”.

  28. Thanks for sharing the recipe . My kids hate vegetable, gotta try it at home and hope they will like this dish.

  29. Thanks for sharing this tips with us. Great recipe for the healthy lifestyle

  30. Don’t have black beans on hand but have pinto or Great Northern Beans!  Would they be just as good or no?  I love this recipe, make it all the time but forgot the beans today, whoops!

  31. I love, love, LOVE stuffed peppers but haven’t tried them with quinoa. I can’t wait to try it because these look AMAZING!

  32. It’s been so long since I’ve made anything with quinoa and now you have me craving it. This looks absolutely delicious and great for a healthy meal.

  33. This looks like a perfect vegetarian treat. I would love to have these peppers for dinner tonight :)

  34. Wow! It’s literally tacos in a bell pepper! What a yummy, easy weeknight meal!

  35. Oh yummy!. these delicious looking bell peppers made me drool. Loved the recipe

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