Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

by Kate on September 13, 2015

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Sometimes coming up with what to make for dinner can be a chore. Then at the end of the day, actually mustering the energy and motivation to make that fabulous dinner can seem like a daunting task. But who says dinner has to be complicated or time a long time to make? Who says you have to actually slave over a hot stove? Not I, my friends. There will be no slaving.

When it comes to cooking for my family, I am all about an easy, healthy dinner recipe. These Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are exactly the thing to fit the quick dinner bill. Mere minutes is all you need to create a weeknight meal that’s then popped into the oven to cook itself. Viola! Dinner is served and you hardly had to lift a finger.

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I just love the flavors in play here. One of our favorite lunches or simple dinner ideas at our house are my Southwest Chicken Crunch Bites. There’s something so satisfying about the flavor of juicy chicken with black beans, cumin, garlic, cheese and more. Just like those delicious, handheld bites of wonderful, there’s a whole lot going on inside these tender bell peppers! Quinoa and black beans pack a powerful protein punch. Pepper Jack cheese, cumin and chile powder add all those wonderful Southwest flavors. Corn, tomatoes, chiles, oh my! These stuffed peppers are hearty and oh so flavorful.

The filling inside these stuffed peppers takes only a few minutes to toss together. Brimming with spices, vegetables, beans and a sprinkle of cheese, this is a meatless meal that’s sure to please the palates of all your family members. This Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe makes an easy, healthy dinner that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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The recipe makes plenty of peppers for the whole gang to devour but if you’re cooking for two or you find that you have leftovers, they reheat wonderfully the next day. Or make a batch and only cook half. Freezing the rest means you’ll be ready with another meal down the road. When you’re ready for more of these tasty stuffed peppers, simply defrost the assembled peppers in the refrigerator overnight then pop them in the oven and cook them until heated through.



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Susan September 13, 2015 at 11:32 pm

I’m dying to know what kind of dishes those are – would love to find some! Thanks!



Kate September 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

Hello Susan! Oh yes, that plate is one of my very favorites. I got it at Pier One but it was last December on a clearance rack so I’m not sure you’ll be able to find them now but I find Pier One always has the most interesting pretty dishes.


Mary Frances September 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

You’re right, dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. This is an amazing idea, Kate!! Unique and delicious. Definitely going to try it 🙂


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