These cheesy pesto quinoa stuffed peppers are a easy recipe for a healthy take on classic stuffed peppers!
Four red peppers
2 T. olive oil
5 C. cooked quinoa
1/4 C. pesto
Salt and pepper
4 slices mozzarella
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tops off of peppers and scoop out inside seeds and membrane. Rub 1 t. of olive oil over the outsides of the peppers and place them on a small baking dish coated with the remaining oil. Trim bottoms of peppers, if necessary, so they stand upright.
In a small bowl, combine cooked quinoa with pesto and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each pepper with about 1 1/4 C. of quinoa mixture and bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes until the peppers are tender. You can tell by the skin – it will start to look slightly wrinkled. Remove the pan from the oven and switch the oven to broil. Place a slice of cheese over each pepper and return the pan to the oven until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbling. Enjoy this delicious easy recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers!
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