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Stuffed Peppers Casserole

My mom used to make vegetarian stuffed peppers all the time. We didn’t eat a lot of meat growing up and you can always win me over (even as a kid) with rice and cheese! The only problems I have with stuffed peppers is that I would go in full force at the cheesy rice and end up with an empty pepper at the end that I didn’t want to eat. I love this stuffed pepper casserole because it evenly distributes the peppers throughout the cheesy rice stuffing so I actually end up eating and enjoying the peppers!

Stuffed Peppers

Nutritonal Benefits of Bell Peppers

  • Immune Boosting
    • One cup of bell peppers will give you more than 100% of your daily dose of Vitamin C which is essential for a healthy immune system and fighting disease.
  • Protection from Cancer
    • Bell Peppers (especially red peppers) are packed with antioxidants and capsaicin which helps protect your body from cancer.
  • Eye Protection
    • Lutein, an enzyme found in bell peppers, helps protect eyes from cataracts and degeneration over time.
  • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antioxidants found in Bell Peppers have anti-inflammatory benefits that will help you feeling and looking great.
  • Skin and Hair Health
    • Bell Peppers are packed with Vitamin E which is essential for skin, nail and hair health and can keep everything looking soft, strong and beautiful.
  • Reduces Bad Cholesterol
    • Capsaicin found in bell peppers helps lower bad cholesterol, keeping your heart healthy and protecting you from heart disease.

Stuffed Peppers

 

Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Serves 8
Delicious stuffed peppers in the form of a cheesy rice casserole!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
445 calories
61 g
37 g
16 g
15 g
8 g
208 g
245 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
208g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445
Calories from Fat 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 8g
41%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 37mg
12%
Sodium 245mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 61g
20%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
196%
Calcium
29%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 Cups of Brown Rice
  2. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  3. 1 Green Bell Pepper
  4. 1 Orange Bell Pepper
  5. 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  6. 1 Red Bell Pepper
  7. 1 Yellow Onion
  8. 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  9. 1 Cup Mushrooms
  10. 2 1/2 Cups of Mixed Shredded Cheese
  11. Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to instructions (you can cook in vegetable or chicken broth for extra flavor).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Cut each of your peppers in half, core and devein them. Julienne half of each pepper and dice the other halves. Dice the mushrooms and the onion.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add onions and the diced peppers. Sautée until tender (about 2 minutes) and add garlic. Cook for about a minute then add mushrooms. Sautée for 1 more minute then remove from heat.
  5. Toss cooked rice with 2 cups of cheese and add sautéed vegetables and mix well. Transfer to a 9 qt casserole dish. Top with julienned peppers and last 1/2 cup of cheese.
  6. Cover and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes or until peppers are tender.
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calories
445
fat
16g
protein
15g
carbs
61g
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