Verde Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 35 min  |  Servings: 3  |  Calories: 421
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Verde Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min

Make this delightful vegetarian dish with green bell peppers stuffed with ingredients like hearty brown rice, salsa, corn, beans and sprinkled with Sargento® Shredded Taco Cheese. Top it off with a garnish of chopped fresh cilantro.

  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) chunky-style mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Taco Cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  1. Cut peppers in half; remove seeds. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish, cut-side down. Bake in preheated 425°F oven 15 minutes or until skins begin to bubble and peppers are just tender.
  2. Heat 3/4 cup water to a boil in small saucepan. Stir in rice; return to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in salsa, corn and beans, if desired.
  3. Add 1 cup cheese; mix lightly. When peppers are done, fill centers with rice mixture; cover with foil. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Serving Size 3

Calories 421

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 24.40g 37%
Sat. Fat 15.10g 74%
Mono Unsat. Fat 6.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 71mg 23%
Sodium 1239mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 62RE
Vitamin C 61mg 102%
Calcium 519mg 52%
Iron 1mg 6%