Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe



Looking for a delicious and healthy vegetarian recipe? Try this quinoa stuffed bell peppers recipe! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, these stuffed bell peppers are sure to become a favorite in your household. Customize the recipe with your favorite vegetables and protein options. Serve these vibrant and flavorful quinoa stuffed bell peppers at dinner parties or enjoy them as a wholesome weeknight meal. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a taste of healthy goodness!


  • 4 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in a baking dish and set aside.
  3. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and cook according to package instructions. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the diced zucchini, carrot, corn kernels, black beans, and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Stir in the cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the cooked quinoa. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  7. Spoon the quinoa mixture into the bell peppers, filling them to the top. If desired, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each pepper.
  8. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the stuffed peppers cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.


This quinoa stuffed bell peppers recipe is versatile and can be customized to your liking. Here are a few variations you can try:

  • Swap out the vegetables: Feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand or prefer. Bell peppers, zucchini, and carrots can be substituted with mushrooms, spinach, or eggplant.
  • Add protein: If you want to add some protein to the dish, you can mix in cooked chicken, tofu, or even ground beef.
  • Spice it up: If you like a little heat, add some chopped jalapenos or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the vegetable mixture.


These quinoa stuffed bell peppers are a delicious and nutritious meal that will satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. With their vibrant colors and flavorful filling, they make for an impressive dish to serve at dinner parties or enjoy as a wholesome weeknight meal. So give this recipe a try and enjoy a taste of healthy goodness!