Recipe 101: Quinoa Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers

Difficulty: Easy | Time to Prepare: 30 | Feeds: 6

This Quinoa Pizza Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe is perfect for a weekday meal!  Follow this easy step-by-step guide to make these peppers at home!

Ingredients:

  • 2 10 oz. Packages Path of Life Mediterranean Quinoa
  • 6 Medium Orange Bell Peppers
  • ½ Lb. Cooked, Crumbled Mild Italian Sausage (about 1 cup, cooked)
  • ¾ Cup Prepared Pizza Sauce
  • ½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut tops off of peppers. Remove core and seeds. Stand up peppers in a square baking dish. Place stems on top of peppers. Bake 18-20 minutes or until peppers are crisp tender.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare quinoa according to package directions. Cook and crumble sausage in a medium skillet (10-in.) over medium heat until no longer pink; drain if necessary. Combine quinoa and sausage in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. Remove peppers from oven. Set tops aside. Divide quinoa filling evenly into peppers. Top each pepper with 2 tbsp. of pizza sauce. Sprinkle cheese evenly over sauce. Return peppers to oven and bake an additional 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

 

Chef’s Tip:
For a vegetarian version of this recipe, simply substitute the sausage for additional cheese, cooked quinoa or chopped fresh vegetables such as peppers, mushrooms and onions.


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