Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe Video

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
Main IngredientInterest Group,

Ingredients

 Bell pepper4 (different colors - red, yellow and green)
 Canola oil1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped finely
 Mushroom6 Medium, sliced
 Frozen spinach10 Ounce (thawed and water squeezed out)
 Quinoa2 Cup (32 tbs) (cooked according to the direction)
 Canned garbanzo beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Reduced pasta sauce1 Cup (16 tbs), divided (divided equally)
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Grated parmesan cheese4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 555 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.1%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g18.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.2 mg

Sodium 730.6 mg30.4%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g27.9%

Dietary Fiber 14.9 g59.5%

Sugars 8.7 g

Protein 27 g54.3%

Vitamin A 188.7% Vitamin C 228.9%

Calcium 34.3% Iron 39.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
2. Cut the bell peppers into half, seeds and membrane removed.
3. Place the bell pepper in a microwave proof pan, cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
4. Transfer the microwaved bell pepper in a larger dish.

MAKING
5. Heat canola oil in a skillet, sauté the onion for 5 minutes.
6. Add in the mushrooms, sauté for few more minutes.
7. Remove the skillet from the heat; add in spinach, quinoa and garbanzo beans.
8. Pour in ½ cup pasta sauce and black pepper and mix well.
9. Fill pepper with the mixture evenly.
10. Top with remaining pasta sauce.
11. Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

FINALIZING
12. Sprinkle cheese over the stuffed bell peppers, broil for 2 minutes in the oven.

SERVING
13. Serve Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with your favorite salad.
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