Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My husband and I really like quinoa and try to work it in our diet as often as we can. It's gluten free (yay) and a great source of protein. 
I can't seem to find the source for the original recipe that I used when making this (I tweeked the original recipe and wrote that down in my notebook) so I'm sorry that I'm not giving you credit if you're reading this! I made this awhile ago so I can't remember the site! If I do ever find the source, I will add it on here. 

Here's what I used:
2 bell peppers
1/2 -3/4 C of quinoa
1 1/2 C of water 
diced zucchini
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 clove of garlic 
Olive oil
Tomato paste
Salt, pepper 

-Bring 1 1/2 C of water to a boil. Prepare quinoa as directed on pkg (straining under cold water, etc).
Stir quinoa into the boiling water. Cover and cook for around 15 minutes. 
Let stand for another 5 minutes, still covered. 
Fluff with a fork and set aside. 

Now for the peppers....
-Cut out the core from the peppers. Be careful!
-Pull out ALL seeds and rinse peppers inside and out. 
-Place the peppers cut side down on a plate, microwave on high power until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool. 

In large skillet, heat oil over med-high heat.
-Add garlic, tomato paste, zucchini, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in cooked quinoa, remove skillet from heat. 

-Place peppers cut side up in roasting pan. 
-Spoon the quinoa filling into pepper and fill the pan with water 1/2 in deep.
Bake at 350 degrees until top is lightly brown and crunchy, about 30 minutes. I added some shredded cheese at the end of cooking. 

Yum, yum! 
We loved them! Can't wait to make them again!

Served with salad with feta cheese and cornfritter muffins


  1. Awesome!! These peppers sound great and so do the cornfritter muffins! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

  2. These look delicious Katie! I love stuffing peppers with anything, it not only gives a great presentation but is deliciously healthy :)
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.