Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 501.9
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,040.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 86.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.2 g
  • Protein: 16.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup Traditional Quinoa
    2 cups water
    4 large or 6 medium Green Peppers
    1 medium onion, diced
    1/2 lb. fresh Mushrooms, sliced
    2 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1-28 oz can Tomatoes, coarsely diced (reserve
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1-12 oz jar Mexican Salsa
    10 oz part-skim mozarella cheese, shredded


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Steam the green peppers until soft but not limp. In a large skillet, saute the onion and mushrooms in olive oil. Add the crushed garlic and salsa. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Fold in quinoa. Place peppers in a baking dish and fill with quinoa mixture. This will take about half of the mixture. Thin remainder with the reserved juice and pour around the peppers..
Sprinkle with shreddeded mozarella cheese and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARINO57.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is YUMMY! Since we are sticking to Dr. Esselstyn's vegan plan, I omitted the cheese and oil. I sauteed in some of the tomato juice instead. Be sure to use big peppers as this makes a generous amount of filling. Instead of steaming, I parboil the peppers for four minutes. - 5/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    Loved it! - 2/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    These are awesome! My husband doesn't even like stuffed peppers but he loved this recipe. Sorry Grandma Brunner, I won him on this one!! - 4/28/11

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  • Very Good
    Very tasty, I don't like stuffed peppers, but this recipe rocked. - 9/11/10

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  • Very Good
    I made this tonight, with the only exception is that I used canned mushrooms becuase I did not have fresh. I thought it was very good - and it does make a lot of filling. But, if you aren't too crazy about peppers, the filling is just AWESOME and can be eaten by itself. Very filling! - 9/11/10

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