Get Wild With Your Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers is one of those perfect dishes for a weeknight – prepared ahead of time and cooked when you’re about ready to eat. However, it can become a drag to always stuff your bell peppers with the same ingredients. The beauty of the dish is that you don’t have to be tied down to just one recipe! Culinary academy students love experimenting, so change up your stuffed pepper game by trying new ingredients to make a different dinner every week.
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers: Who says stuffed peppers aren’t a breakfast dish? Get your day started with some protein and veggies by stuffing some bell peppers with eggs, mozzarella and green onion. This flavorful dish is great for a Saturday morning, as it takes about an hour to go from fridge to plate.
Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: This recipe is vegan and gluten-free, but full of smoky flavor. Stuffed with quinoa, corn, black beans, salsa and plenty of Mexican spices, anyone who likes their dishes with a bite will enjoy it. Tip with your favorite hot sauce, avocado or cilantro.
Chorizo Stuffed Peppers: This recipe is a good route to take when you want something completely different for dinner. Rather than stuffing bell peppers, it calls for poblano peppers, and the filling is creamy, made up of cauliflower puree, almonds, Parmesan and cheddar cheeses, and chorizo sausage.
Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers: Do you like pepper jack cheese? Well, take that flavor to the next level and make these mac and cheese stuffed peppers. Made with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses in your favorite color bell pepper, this will be a way to get even the pickiest kids to eat their veggies.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers: These stuffed peppers are even more convenient to prepare than the conventional recipe. Simmer the peppers in the slow cooker until they’re soft. Fill them with corn, black beans, rice and your favorite pasta sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers: Stuffed peppers don’t have to be served just as an entree. This Buffalo chicken dip is prepared with cauliflower, chicken, cream cheese, Greek yogurt and hot sauce and served in bell peppers. Serve alongside some corn chips, celery sticks, or anything else you enjoy dipping in Buffalo sauce.
Greek Stuffed Peppers: This recipe can be made vegetarian, but would also taste good with lamb. Stuffed with asparagus, spinach, corn, quinoa and feta cheese, it has a healthy but flavorful Greek flair.
Caprese Stuffed Peppers: These stuffed peppers make for a great appetizer at a party or side dish. Why serve a salad when you can make a fun alternative? Stuff some red peppers with cherry tomatoes, pesto and feta or mozzarella cheese. Top with a basil leaf for a pretty garnish.
Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers: Barbecue doesn’t have to be served on a sandwich. Prepare your pulled pork and mix in some brown rice, barbecue and tomato sauces, salsa, and flavor with onion, pepper and garlic. Then put the mixture in your favorite bell peppers.