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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Chelsea LeBlanc

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 mini bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 3 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Cook 2 TBSP of Quinoa in 1/4 cup of water (you may need to add more water as it cooks)
  • Place EVOO in a skillet on medium low heat
  • Once heated sauté red onions for about two minutes
  • Add 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar and cook for another 1 minute
  • Add mini bell peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Continue to cook until tender
  • Once veggies are cooked add to cooked Quinoa
  • Mix in Italian seasoning, 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar, 1 TBSP mozzarella cheese, and pine nuts
  • Stuff quinoa mixture into half of the green bell pepper and drizzle the top with EVOO to prevent the top from getting crispy
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  • Take out and top with remaining 1 TBSP mozzarella cheese
  • Broil cheese 2 minutes (watch the whole time)
  • Take out of the oven (or in my case the toaster oven)and enjoy!