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Stuffed Peppers

Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup uncooked whole grain brown rice, couscous, etc.
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound protein/veggies- ground ground turkey, mushrooms, your choice
  • 1 can 14.5 diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 6 bell peppers- halved
  • 1 cup cheese dairy, nut based, etc.
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped


  • Cut peppers in half and place in baking dish (9 X 13). Drizzle with olive oil. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare rice/grain according to package instructions.

    In large skillet, cook onions until soft. About 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook for a few more minutes.

      Add meat/mushrooms/black beans- your choice. Or use a combination of each. Cook well. If extra liquid/fat, drain.

        Return mixture to skillet, stir in rice/grain and diced tomatoes. Season with oregano, salt, pepper.

          Spoon mixture in peppers evenly and top with cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and cook for about 10 more minutes.

            Garnish with parsley and enjoy!