Vegetarian

Rainbow Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 20 Min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 320
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Rainbow Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
20 Min
Servings
4
Calories
320

Sweet bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, spinach and lots of Sargento Shredded Cheese is the perfect way to use this versatile vegetable when they are in season. Grilling them makes them even better.   

Ingredients
  • 4 ea. sweet bell peppers (green, yellow, red or orange)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup Crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp course ground black pepper
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
Directions
  1. Pre-heat grill.
  2. Cut one third of each pepper with a knife lengthwise. Dice the removed 1/3 of each pepper and transfer to a large bowl. Set aside. Remove seeds from remaining peppers and rub outside of peppers with oil. Place on a baking sheet and set aside while making filling.
  3. FILLING:
  4. Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining olive oil. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook mushrooms for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add tomato and cook one minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add quinoa, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes or until liquid is almost adsorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach and half of cheese. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon filling into peppers, mounding if necessary. Wrap each stuffed pepper with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  6. Place peppers over indirect heat for 10-15 minutes or until peppers are soft when squeezed with tongs.
  7. Transfer peppers to a plate with tongs. Partially unwrap peppers to expose filling. Add remaining cheese to the top, then return to grill. Grill open for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Transfer to a platter and serve.

Serving Size 4

Calories 320

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 20.00g 31%
Sat. Fat 10.00g 50%
Mono Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1170mg 49%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 239RE
Vitamin C 102mg 170%
Calcium 413mg 40%
Iron 2mg 10%