Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe (LOW CALORIE)

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe can be made several different ways. Included in the printable recipe card, you will find 5 protein add-ins.

Plus, these stuffed bell pepper recipes start at only 166 calories per serving! Make them as a low calorie side dish, or add in protein and make them as a healthy dinner.

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

You can make this recipe for stuffed peppers meal style simply, by adding in some shredded chicken, crumbled tofu, or some Carnitas.

I make the stuffed bell peppers easy with the help of store-bought salsa. I let it do the heavy lifting, adding in lots of flavor for just a few calories. It makes this stuffed green peppers recipe extra easy!

Adding salsa into the Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe helps cut down the prep time to only 5 minutes!

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This easy stuffed pepper recipe is an adaptation of a recipe in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Detox Week.

However, for this extra easy recipe, I made several modifications to cut prep time. And I also added in 5 different proteins to add in, so you can make this stuffed bell peppers recipe several different ways.

Here’s What You’ll find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Stuffed Peppers (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Stuffed Peppers
  • Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers Calories and Nutrition

Stuffed green pepper recipes can make great side dishes, and if you add in some protein, they can make a great meal as well!

Check out my 5 protein add-ins to make this stuffed green peppers recipe a main course. I like to serve it with a crisp salad, or double the bell pepper stuffed recipe serving as a full meal.

At only 166 calories, this Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe makes a great side dish. Or add in one of the recommended proteins and make it a low calorie main course!

Ingredients for Stuffed Peppers

Below I will share the ingredients for stuffed green peppers in a shopping list format. I recommend taking a screen shot on your phone so you have it handy the next time you go to the store.

This easy stuffed pepper recipe relies on store bought salsa to add in loads of flavor, without adding many calories. I recommend you get good, organic salsa. This way you’re not adding in preservatives or too much sugar.

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This recipe for stuffed peppers with rice is easy to make, and relies on a lot of freezer and pantry staples like jarred salsa, frozen corn, rice and canned beans.

Shopping List for Easy Stuffed Peppers:

  • Rice
  • Vegetable or chicken broth
  • Mild Salsa
  • Bell peppers
  • Can of black beans
  • Frozen corn
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Green onions (optional)

In the next section you’ll learn how to make a stuffed peppers oven dish, and below that you’ll find a printable recipe card with measurements, directions, nutrition and more.

Yellow, red or green pepper stuffed? Which color should you get? I prefer red as it’s a more mild flavor, but if you like green and it’s on sale, go for it… By all means get the color of bell pepper you like for this recipe.

Don’t forget to see below for the FIVE different protein add-ins to make this easy side dish and full meal!

How to Make Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for stuffed green peppers can be prepped in just 5 minutes. It does take some time to bake, but you can put your feet up and relax while it cooks.

In this section I will answer all your questions. From how long do you cook stuffed peppers? To how to make the best stuffed pepper recipes fast…

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is easy to make, and fast to prep! Plus you keep the mess minimal by doing all the mixing in the sauce pan you cook your rice in!

How to Make Stuffed Peppers:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small sauce pan combine the rice, vegetable broth, and salsa. Cover and bring to a low boil, then lower heat to low and cook undisturbed, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, halve the bell peppers from top to bottom. Remove seeds and ribs. Place in a 9×9 casserole dish.
  4. Once the rice has finished cooking, add in the black beans, corn, garlic powder and chili powder. Add in your desired protein add in. Mix together.
  5. Divide the filling between the bell pepper halves.
  6. Top the bell peppers with cheese.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bell peppers are soft.
  8. Serve hot, topped with sliced green onions and more salsa if you like.

This stuffed green pepper recipe can be made 6 different ways. Try adding in some chicken, tofu, or even ground turkey!

Recipes for green peppers stuffed don’t have to be time consuming! Check out my quick-prep stuffed peppers recipe below!

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe can be made 6 different ways!

Make the main recipe as a side dish, or add in a protein to make it a main course. You can even enjoy two servings as a full meal!

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe has 5 optional protein add-ins, such as chicken, tofu, and beef. Basically, you're getting 5 easy to make stuffed bell peppers recipes in one place!
Easy stuffed peppers can make a great dinner by adding in protein, or can make an easy side dish by omitting the protein.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
  

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup mild salsa
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese or vegan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions optional

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chicken

  • 1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Tofu

  • 1/2 cup crumbled extra firm tofu

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey

  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled ground turkey

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Carnitas

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Beef

  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled ground beef

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small sauce pan combine the rice, vegetable broth, and salsa. Cover and bring to a low boil, then lower heat to low and cook undisturbed, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, halve the bell peppers from top to bottom. Remove seeds and ribs. Place in a 9×9 casserole dish.
  • Once the rice has finished cooking, add in the black beans, corn, garlic powder and chili powder. Add in your desired protein add in. Mix together.
  • Divide the filling between the bell pepper halves.
  • Top the bell peppers with cheese.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bell peppers are soft.
  • Serve hot, topped with sliced green onions and more salsa if you like.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 27.9gProtein: 6.7gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 384mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 4.1gCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Main Course, Side Dish, vegan
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Easy Stuffed Peppers Calories and Nutrition

The nutrition card reflects the Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe before adding in any of the proteins.

I have included in the bulletin points here, how many calories each of the proteins will add into each individual serving.

Stuffed Pepper Protein Add-Ins:

  • Chicken: 26 calories
  • Tofu: 22 calories
  • Turkey: 37 calories
  • Carnitas: 28 calories
  • Beef: 38 calories
Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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