Veggie & Quinoa Baked Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

These stuffed peppers are loaded with high-protein quinoa, and a salty cheddar cheese that makes these a  healthy and delicious option for a meatless dinner.

Veggie & Quinoa Baked Stuffed Peppers

The Sunday Supper bloggers are sharing their favorite meatless casseroles to enjoy anytime, but with the upcoming Lent season, this is often a need for many people who avoid meat, at the very least on Fridays. Whether you are vegetarian or just observing Lent, these stuffed peppers really are easy and satisfying and reheat wonderfully, making this great for leftovers too.

Veggie Quinoa Stuffed Baked Peppers

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I adapted this recipe from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook.

What you need:

1 cup quinoa, uncooked
6 medium green bell peppers
3 TBSP. olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup carrots, peeled and diced small
2 celery stalks, diced, small
1 small zucchini, diced small
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 TBSP. fresh cilantro
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Here’s the process:

First, cook the quinoa.

While that cooks, cut the bell peppers in half, lengthwise, and discard the seeds and stem. Brush the peppers inside and out, with 2 TBSP. of the oil. Place side down on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake for  15-20 minutes in an oven set to 400*. You want them soft but not overly so. Remove when done.

While those bake, cut up all your veggies, and saute them the remaining 1 TBSP. of oil in a pan set to medium. Add the spices. Cook, covered for 10 minutes or until the carrot is tender. When the veggies are cooked, add the quinoa and mix together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Take your cooked peppers and place open side up, in a sprayed 9X13″ casserole dish. Fill with about 1/2 cup of the quinoa mixture until all the peppers are filled. Sprinkle the cheese over all, and bake in a 350* oven for 10-15 minutes until hot.

Veggie & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Serves 6.

Here’s a printable recipe:

Veggie & Quinoa Baked Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

Veggie & Quinoa Baked Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 6 medium green bell peppers
  • 3 TBSP. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced small
  • 2 celery stalks, diced, small
  • 1 small zucchini, diced small
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP. fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. First, cook the quinoa. To 2 cups water, add 1 cup quinoa. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes until the water is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. While that cooks, cut the bell peppers in half, lengthwise, and discard the seeds and stems. Brush the peppers inside and out, with 2 TBSP. of the oil. Place side down on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake for  15-20 minutes in an oven set to 400*. You want them soft but not overly so. Remove when done.
  3. While those bake, cut up all your veggies, and saute them the remaining 1 TBSP. of oil in a pan set to medium. Add the spices. Cook, covered for 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender. When the veggies are cooked, remove from heat and add the quinoa and mix together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Take your cooked peppers and place open side up, in a sprayed 9X13" casserole dish. Fill with about 1/2 cup of the quinoa mixture until all the peppers are filled. Sprinkle the cheese over all, and bake in a 350* oven for 10-15 minutes until hot.
  5. Serves 6.
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And here are more great meatless casserole ideas for you:

Meatless Casseroles for Lent

Marvelous Meatless Meals

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10 thoughts on “Veggie & Quinoa Baked Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

  1. laura70ak

    I LOVE stuffed peppers, my kids are kinda non-plussed by them so I usually make them on taco night filled with taco goodies! I love your recipes and I’m always glad to see them on the Friday Frenzy!

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