84 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3

Italian style stuffed bell peppers for the vegetarian (can easily be prepared vegan). Even my meat-eating husband loved these.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, or until tender.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in garlic and tofu. Cook about 5 minutes. Mix in 1/4 cup marinara sauce, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook and stir until tofu is evenly brown.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Using a wooden spoon or spatula, press an equal amount of rice into each pepper half. Layer rice with remaining marinara sauce, and 1/2 the cheese. Press equal amounts of tofu into the pepper halves. Place 1 tomato slice on each pepper, and top peppers with remaining mozzarella. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted. Serve 1/2 of each color pepper to each person.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; 25 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 813 mg sodium. 56.1 g carbohydrates; 28.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2005
This is absolutely delicious. What an awesome recipe. So flavorful that even my meat eating husband loved it. The only change I made was that I replaced the marinara sauce and fresh tomatoes with a can of Del Monte Diced Tomates and Garlic which I had on hand. I'm glad I did because it seemed to bring out the flavor of the veggies and tofu even more. Try this recipe and I'm sure you'll make it over and over again.
(30)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2006
Bland and squishy. Fulfills everyones stereotypes about vege food. Too many corrections needed but spice up the sauce mix rice & tofu just before stuffing and try some parmesan on top.
(6)
84 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2007
I made a few additions as the mixture needed more flavour - used more garlic added a handful of fresh shredded basil chili flakes and 1/2 cup white wine to the tofu mixture while it was simmering. I mixed the rice tofu mix and marinara sauce together and then put it into the peppers and topped with cheese. There was lots of filling probably twice as much as I needed - maybe my peppers were too small. Made a great vegetable side dish that I served with baked salmon fillets.
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2005
This is absolutely delicious. What an awesome recipe. So flavorful that even my meat eating husband loved it. The only change I made was that I replaced the marinara sauce and fresh tomatoes with a can of Del Monte Diced Tomates and Garlic which I had on hand. I'm glad I did because it seemed to bring out the flavor of the veggies and tofu even more. Try this recipe and I'm sure you'll make it over and over again.
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2006
I thought this was a good one only changed a few things to cut down on time: Used packaged long grain rice (saved 20 minutes!)and only made half of the recipe. Cooked the tofu with chopped onions instead (no garlic on hand- 1st time ever I swear!)It looked beautiful and with a simple salad it was a very filling meal. I'd like to try this with couscous next time. Oh of course the meat preferring hubby liked it too But then he's just cool like that.
(23)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2007
These peppers came out amazingly good. The reason I gave this recipe a 4 is because if I had not added a ton of spices it wouldn't have tasted like much at all. I added many extra spices such as curry powder and garlic powder. I just kept adding until it tasted really good. I know other people said their peppers came out squishy but mine were perfect and I followed the cooking time to the minute.
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2006
excellent. i didnt change a thing.
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2006
This was pretty good and simple to make. I did make a few changes however: I had to make it a casserole because a couple of my peppers had gotten soft at the bottom so I chopped the peppers in 1" cubes and sauteed it until they were a little less crisp I mixed all the ingredients together in a baking dish I added onion powder and parmesan cheese and a whole jar of spaghetti sauce and mixed most of the cheese throughout casserole I topped it with the rest of the mozzarella cheese and baked it in 350F oven for 25 minutes. Very filling and made about 6 nice sized servings.
(8)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2005
I took out the rice and added Tofu Burger mix to it instead. It still turned out great
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2006
Bland and squishy. Fulfills everyones stereotypes about vege food. Too many corrections needed but spice up the sauce mix rice & tofu just before stuffing and try some parmesan on top.
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2006
Wonderful way to incorporate Tofu (something new for me)into your diet.Excellent way to alter the usual ground beef and white rice variety. I felt so healthy eating this version. Will definitely make again. Next time will mix the marinara in with the rice and have some extra marinara on hand.
(6)