For all my food lovers:
I have been in love with this quinoa stuffed bell pepper recipe ever since the first time I had it. Recently, my brother got married, which means I have an amazing new sister! Once at my new sister’s house a while back, her wonderful mama served us these incredible stuffed peppers. They are filled with the healthy grain quinoa that keeps you feeling full but not in a heavy sense. The quinoa has a mixture of sweet potato, corn, and spinach in it also for the perfect blend of complimenting tastes and textures. She topped the stuffed peppers with homemade pesto which set this dish far apart from anything I’ve ever tasted. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Here is what you’ll need to make them!
Ingredients for quinoa stuffed peppers:
Four bell peppers, halved and cleaned.
(Sear them on the grill to give them a blackened look).
For the stuffing:
One teaspoon of olive oil.
One sweet onion chopped.
One large sweet potato chopped.
One cup of cooked quinoa.
One can shoe peg corn, drained and rinsed.
Two handfuls of fresh spinach.
Two cups of vegetable broth (reserve one cup).
One half teaspoon ground black pepper.
One teaspoon of cumin.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Then add in the sweet potato, onion, pepper, cumin and 1 cup of the broth.
Let it simmer together, and cook until potato is soft. This is optional, but I also added a couple dashes of cinnamon here.
Add quinoa and spinach, cook until spinach wilts. Add corn … add salt if needed.
Pour remaining cup of broth in a 9 x 13 casserole and stuff peppers with sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. While peppers are baking, prepare homemade pesto using your favorite recipe. Once they come out the oven, top the peppers with your pesto. Due to time restraints on my part, I used a store-brought brand of pesto to top the peppers off with that ended up being delicious!
I was so happy with how my bell peppers turned out. It had a wonderful blend of tastes that left me feeling full without also feeling gross or guilty. Here are some other stuffed pepper recipes I found from foodie-crush
and Betty Crocker
. Hope you enjoyed this recipe and amazing dinner, and please share the goodness your stomach just experienced with family and friends.