Margherita® Pepperoni Spinach and Rice Stuffed Peppers

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A fresh take on the classic baked, stuffed pepper, bursting with chopped, thick-sliced Margherita® Pepperoni, baby spinach, rice and bubbling provolone cheese.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, preferably a mix of red and green

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ¾ cup long grain white rice

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 4 ounces thickly sliced deli Margherita® Sandwich or Stick Pepperoni, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves

  • 1 cup shredded Provolone or Mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Cut tops off bell peppers (about 1/2 inch down from top). Chop pepper tops discarding stems. Discard seeds from pepper bottoms.

  2. Place peppers in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave uncovered 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; set aside to cool.

  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped pepper tops; saute 2 minutes. Add rice; saute 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir pepperoni into rice. Cover; simmer 2 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in spinach until wilted. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Drain peppers; stand upright in same baking dish.

  4. Spoon rice mixture into peppers; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
23g Fat
40g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1155mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 214mg 1,068%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 515mg 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.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.