These delicious cheese-topped stuffed red peppers get flavor, texture and fiber goodness from a tasty combination of quinoa, spinach and creamy mushroom soup. They're easy to prepare and packed with veggie goodness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 pepper halves
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set the oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Heat the stock and quinoa in a 1-quart saucepan over high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 13 minutes or until the quinoa is tender.

  • Cook the chicken, garlic and onion in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through, stirring often to separate meat. Stir in the spinach, soup, quinoa and 3 tablespoons cheese.

  • Place the pepper halves into a 11x8x2-inch baking dish. Spoon the chicken mixture into the pepper halves.

  • Bake for 30 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

  • Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 38.6g; carbohydrates 38.2g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 78mg; sodium 547.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2015
...I made the recipe spot on and passed all but one pepper on to my friends. I'm a 8 year veteran RnY gastric bypass patient.... most all my food has to be the size to fit thru a straw in order to digest it and eliminate 'after eating' issues. This recipe is one of the few 'semi solid meat/veggie/grain' dishes I chew and have been able to tolerate and really enjoy without any follow up issues. My 'Stuffed Pepper' lasted me (2) days at the portions I eat. I had to share my thoughts because there are very few recipes posted that are Gastric Bypass friendly. I only rate what recipes are gastric friendly to me. If you are a GBP patient you know what I'm talking about. To the author...?....I bet you didn't even know you posted a 'heck-of-a-meal' for me!!! Thanks! Semper Fi! Godspeed!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2018
Very bland. I usually avoid recipes that are lacking in a variety of spices but thought I'd try it anyway. If you want loads of flavour this won't satisfy unless you make some major adjustments to the recipe. Might be good for picky kids. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2015
...I made the recipe spot on and passed all but one pepper on to my friends. I'm a 8 year veteran RnY gastric bypass patient.... most all my food has to be the size to fit thru a straw in order to digest it and eliminate 'after eating' issues. This recipe is one of the few 'semi solid meat/veggie/grain' dishes I chew and have been able to tolerate and really enjoy without any follow up issues. My 'Stuffed Pepper' lasted me (2) days at the portions I eat. I had to share my thoughts because there are very few recipes posted that are Gastric Bypass friendly. I only rate what recipes are gastric friendly to me. If you are a GBP patient you know what I'm talking about. To the author...?....I bet you didn't even know you posted a 'heck-of-a-meal' for me!!! Thanks! Semper Fi! Godspeed!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
Recipe is simple and my family loved it! I substituted instant brown rice for quinoa added paprika Adobe seasoning and more parmesan. Substitutions aside a great recipe I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
Added zucchini kalamata olives and Greek seasonings Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2018
Awesome easy recipe. Used ground turkey extra onion & garlic seasoned w/ adobo and black pepper. I also switched out shredded taco cheese for the parmesan since that's what I had on hand. easy and delish! My husband loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2016
Delicious! I found myself eating the filling even after filling the peppers. Great flavor and healthy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
Didn't have enough quinoa so I used half brown rice. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2018
Very bland. I usually avoid recipes that are lacking in a variety of spices but thought I'd try it anyway. If you want loads of flavour this won't satisfy unless you make some major adjustments to the recipe. Might be good for picky kids. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2018
These were deelish! I didn't have spinach so didn't include it. I substituted a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes for the can of soup. I used a quinoa mixture that was red white and black which was very flavorful. I didn't add the cheese as I don't eat dairy. Very flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2018
Very tasty! Read More
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