Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Grill Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
4 main-dish or 8 side-dish servings


  • 4 large red, yellow, and/or orange sweet peppers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*

  • 8 ounce fresh peeled and deveined shrimp, chopped; skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces; and/or bulk pork sausage

  • ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cup corn bread stuffing mix

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 1 10 ounce container refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro


  1. For a charcoal or gas grill, place whole sweet peppers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill for 13 to 15 minutes or until charred and very tender, turning occasionally. Wrap peppers in foil. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

  2. Meanwhile, for stuffing, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp, chicken, and/or sausage; corn; and onion; cook until shrimp is opaque, chicken is no longer pink, and/or sausage is brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in stuffing mix and broth; cook just until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in half of the green chile peppers.

  3. Using a sharp knife, loosen edges of skins from grilled sweet peppers; gently peel off skins in strips and discard. Brush peppers with oil. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Spoon stuffing into pepper halves. Return to grill. Grill about 5 minutes more or until heated through.

  4. For sauce, in a small saucepan combine Alfredo sauce and the remaining green chile peppers. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Spoon sauce over stuffed peppers. Sprinkle with cilantro.


Omit oil if using sausage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 1417mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 151.8mg 759%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 382mg 8%
Folate, total 76.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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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