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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Gluten Free Recipes

Quinoa stuffed bell peppers are a delicious and healthy option for a gluten-free meal. Packed with flavorful ingredients and nutritious quinoa, these stuffed bell peppers make a satisfying main course or a tasty side dish. They are also a great option for meal prepping or entertaining guests.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 40 mins 55 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey (226g)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (75g)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, diced (75g)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (75g)
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained (75g)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (57g)
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (60ml)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the bell peppers upright in a baking dish.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned. Add the diced onion and zucchini, and cook until softened.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa, corn kernels, black beans, tomato sauce, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Spoon the quinoa filling into each bell pepper, packing it tightly.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each stuffed bell pepper.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the bell peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  9. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the quinoa stuffed bell peppers as a main course with a side salad for a complete and satisfying meal. They also make a great side dish for grilled chicken or fish. This recipe is perfect for a gluten-free dinner or a vegetarian option by substituting the ground turkey with additional vegetables or plant-based protein. Enjoy these stuffed bell peppers for a nutritious and flavorful meal!

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