Easiest Stuffed Pepper Recipe… Ever

I didn’t get home until 9pm tonight, so I had to break my “no-snacking-after-8pm” rule, because there was no way I was skipping dinner πŸ˜‰ I was trying to decide what to make, but I knew I wanted to eat FAST. The green pepper chillin in the fridge was looking like it needed to be used. So I started there. I’d been wanting to try a stuffed pepper recipe, so here’s what I threw together:

Easiest Stuffed Pepper Recipe Ever

Easiest Stuffed Pepper Recipe... Ever
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This stuffed pepper can easily be made vegan!
Serves: 1
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup quinoa or ice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup mixed veggies (I used frozen broccoli, carrots and mushrooms)
  • 1 piece light Sargento cheese (optional, of course)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (I highly recommend this, especially if you don't use the string cheese)
  • Hot sauce, chili powder, garlic salt, & crushed red peppers
  1. Slice the top off your green pepper and pop that baby in the oven @ 350 for about 15 minutes.
  2. While that's in the oven, sautΓ© your rice, onion, and veggies in a skillet.
  3. In a small pot, bring ⅓ cup quinoa and ⅔ cup of water to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed the water.
  5. Then chop up the cheese and put it in the pepper with your cooked veggies and quinoa.
  6. Stick it back in the oven for ~15 minutes, or until the pepper is soft and the cheese has browned a bit.

Slice it open and top with your spices and nutritional yeast. Rejoice that you just made a delicious dinner in half an hour. And if you covered your pan with foil, you pretty much don’t have any dishes to clean. I know, awesome.

This picture is pre-nooch, because sadly, I didn’t think about adding the nutritional yeast until after I’d started eating. And once I was eating, I was not stopping to take pictures πŸ˜‰ I know it’s not exactly photogenic (I should have added some tomatoes or red pepper for color, but I didn’t have any) but trust me, what it lacks in look it makes up for in taste!

What would do you like to put into your stuffed peppers? Or for that matter, have you ever stuffed a pepper?

<3 Liz


  1. Hey Im glad you found my blog as well!! I love your blog already and you just started!! Not even kidding I am totally making that mac and cheese recipe you posted a few days ago for lunch tomorrow. It looks so simple and delicious!! Although I will have to pick up more nutritional yeast!! I love stuffing my peppers with quinoa and black beans. It’s like a mexican fiesta πŸ™‚

  2. I made a lot of stuffed peppers over the summer when I was still getting my CSA delivery… such a quick, wonderful meal!

  3. I love easy recipes like this that you can fall back on when you need them. I like stuffed peppers with rice, tomatoes, onions, cheese, green olives and a bit of sauce.

  4. Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my page, you’re lovely! I love how there are other “almost” vegans in the world, I thought everyone was either 100% or not, while I was the only chicken-once-a-week girl. I’m glad you found me!

    Love this super easy recipe, bell peppers are heavenly and you made the dish really quick and basic. and it’s really funny because recently I discovered that I usually over-eat a tad after 730pm or so, so I just made an 8pm rule too! We’ll see how it holds up.

    I need nutritional yeast badly, that stuff is such a staple!

    take care πŸ™‚

  5. Yum! I’m impressed that you can make such a tasty full dinner that late–if I get home that late I’m all about peanut butter and jelly or a bowl of oatmeal for dinner πŸ™‚

    Normally I stuff green peppers with rice, carrots, beans, onions, garlic, tomato chunks, and loads of spices. My favorite stuffed veggie though, is tomatoes πŸ™‚ Those make me very happy in the summer!

  6. awwww why oh why was the grocery store full of mushy bell peppers yesterday? now i’m craving a big green pepper even MORE!!!! =) you just may make me run out again today to hunt for one


  7. Love stuffed peppers! I cut mine in half before baking with cheese so that they are easier to eat, but they definitely look ‘cuter’ in the full form!

  8. when i was little we had stuffed peppers all the time and i hated them.
    now that i’m a grownup and i love veggies, i can make them however i want πŸ™‚
    i like them stuffed with rice,lots of veggies, and hot sauce πŸ™‚

  9. I love stuffed peppers- this looks great!

  10. Yum! I love stuffed peppers!

  11. I’ve only made stuffed peppers once. I wasn’t the biggest fan, but I’m probably going to give it another shot at some point. πŸ™‚

  12. I loveee stuffed peppers! Perfect time of year to make them too.


  13. Oh gosh, how yummy! I love stuffed peppers.


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