Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner packed with protein? Look no further. These quinoa stuffed peppers are amazing. Super easy and super yummy.
- 1 1/2 cups dried quinoa, cooked (you end up with about 3 cups cooked)
- 6 bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- 1 block mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1/2 block cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 jar salsa
- Sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Submerge and cook the peppers for 5 minutes. Remove peppers from boiling water, shaking off the excess water, and place in a large casserole dish. You can stuff the peppers while they’re in the dish.
Cook quinoa according to directions. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil in large fry pan on med-high. Add garlic and onion. Cook until onions soften. Add can of diced tomatoes, shredded carrot and jar of salsa. Fold in quinoa.
Layer each pepper quinoa filling, cheese, quinoa filling cheese. After all the peppers are stuffed you might have left over filling. Spoon around peppers. Pour can of tomato sauce over the peppers. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Top with sour cream and enjoy!