Simple Stuffed Peppers (and mushrooms) 101

I love to get creative in the kitchen. One of my favorite things to do is to check out what I have on hand, and see how I can put it all together to make a tasty dish. These simple stuffed peppers (and mushrooms) are tasty and easy to throw together.

I also strive to make healthy meals my whole family will enjoy. We’ve cut way down on the amount of meats we eat here in our house, turning to more of a plant based meal plan. I try to keep things interesting with texture, taste, and color.

When possible, planning ahead is key for me because, I find myself busy with life, i.e. work, family, and the rest of my daily activities. This can lead to grabbing not-so-healthy options for meals. Know what I mean?

Simple Stuffed Peppers 101

Fitting in home cooked meals can be tough. If you like peppers, and are looking for a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy (and that you’ll feel good about serving), check out this simple recipe for Stuffed Peppers.

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Ingredients:

  • Large, Green Bell Peppers (1 per person)
  • Large Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1/2 C Quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/2 C lentils (uncooked)
  • 2 C water
  • ¬†large sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges

Procedure:onion and garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 350 farenheit
  • Boil the 2 cups water; add quinoa and lentils, return to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, fluff with a fork, season with salt and pepper to taste, set aside
  • De-stem the mushrooms, and set aside
  • Place the mushroom stems, onion, garlic cloves, and tomatoes in a food processor and process until almost smooth, add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, pulse, set aside
  • Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds
  • Place the cut peppers and mushroom caps in a foil lined, or wax paper lined baking pan
  • Stuff the peppers and mushrooms with the quinoa/lentil mixture
  • Scoop the onion, garlic, tomato mixture on top
  • bake for 30 minutes, checking frequently after 20 minutes to see if they’re done
  • serve with a wedge of fresh lemon
  • ovens vary so be sure to check on your veggies for done-ness
simple stuffed peppers 101

simple stuffed peppers

Simple Stuffed Peppers And More

If you like the quinoa in these simple stuffed peppers, Check out our Gluten Free/Dairy Free Quinoa Pie Recipe by Sally Curtis

For more great recipes like these simple stuffed peppers and mushrooms, check out this —->>> LINK.

Step out of your comfort zone, check out what you’ve got in the kitchen, and see what you can throw together. Leave me a comment below (or a photo) of your favorite healthy dishes.


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