Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Total Time:
20 mins
4 stuffed pepper halves


  • 1 quart water

  • 2 medium red, green, orange, and/or yellow sweet peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 12 ounce pkg. frozen cooked quinoa with vegetables

  • ¾ cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style four cheese blend

  • 5 tablespoon dry roasted salted sunflower seeds

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat broiler. In a medium saucepan bring the water to boiling. Add sweet pepper halves; boil 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer peppers to a foil-lined baking sheet.

  2. Meanwhile, microwave the frozen quinoa according to package directions.

  3. In a bowl combine the hot cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup of the cheese, 4 tablespoons of the sunflower seeds, the basil, and salt; stir well. Spoon quinoa mixture into pepper halves. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

  4. Broil pepper halves 3 to 4 inches from the heat 1 to 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starts to brown. Just before serving, sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 503mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 49.7mg 249%
Calcium 284mg 22%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 389mg 8%
Folate, total 36.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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