Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by so we can share our favorite healthy dinner idea. We’ve been making a real effort as a family to make healthier meals. It’s hard sometimes!
Why is it so hard to find healthy meals that are also delicious?
Fortunately, these cheesy quinoa stuffed peppers taste AMAZING and they are super healthy!
I LOVE stuffed peppers in any form. We usually have them several times a month and we try and experiment a bit each time. These cheesy quinoa stuffed peppers are so amazing that we keep going back to them.
They are also one of the few vegetarian meals my whole family will eat. Hello Meatless Monday!
These stuffed peppers are loaded with carrots, spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, quinoa, and more. They have so much flavor that you really don’t even miss the meat and they are good enough that I crave them.
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Ready to find out how to make them?
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 4-5 large bell peppers (any other color you like. I usually go with what’s on sale)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 3-5 cloves of chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup of shredded carrots (go ahead, buy the bagged stuff. It will save you some time and you won’t be able to tell the difference)
- 1/2 cup of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms (you can use any type of mushroom you like. I prefer the flavor and texture of the baby bella ones)
- Cajun Season Salt – This can be changed up to provide some flavor variety. Italian seasoning would be great in this. I like the twist and extra kick of the Cajun seasoning.
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Olive oil
Throw your diced onions and garlic into a pan with a bit of olive oil and sauté it for 3-4 minutes.
Add the shredded carrots, mushrooms, and 1 diced bell pepper. Sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
Add cooked quinoa. Mix well
Add shredded cheese and spinach. Cook until the spinach has wilted. Add whatever seasoning you’d like.
Slice the tops of the rest of your bell peppers out and rinse the inside. Fill peppers with the filling and top with cheese.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. I add a bit of water to the bottom of the pan to soften everything up since this filling doesn’t have any liquid in it.
Want to see how we make these? Check out the video below:
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