Stuffed Peppers for Summer
Smiling N’ Satisfied with our Summer Stuffed Peppers!
Summer is a great time to get creative with your food and “test” new recipes on friends and family! One way to get creative is to try new ways to serve your favorite meals. Rather than coming up with a brand new recipe, try serving one of your favorites in a different way. Grilled stuffed peppers, baked frittatas, or sheet pan dinners are all fantastic options to try something slightly new.
Start by choosing one of your favorite protein-based recipes from Always Hungry?, Always Delicious, or our blog. Serve the protein inside a stuffed pepper, or mix with eggs to prepare a frittata, or prepare with vegetables and roasted beans for a sheet pan dinner. All of these options are quick, easy, and impressive – perfect for a family occasion! With these recipes, you can enjoy a delicious meal, without the hassle of spending hours preparing food in the kitchen.
Our favorite filling for stuffed peppers is a meatball mix. Not only is it much easier to stuff a pepper than to roll into a bunch of small meatballs, but when the fat is “trapped” in the bell pepper, the result is extra rich and juicy!
BONUS TIP from Chef Kenzie: Use mini peppers (or even experiment with spicier peppers) to serve as cute stuffed pepper appetizers. If you’re vegetarian, try stuffing the peppers with a cheese or tofu spread.
What is Your Favorite Filling for a Stuffed Pepper?
Comment your ideas below or share a photo in our Facebook Group – we always love to see what you’ve been cooking!
Looking for More Quick-and-Easy Recipe Ideas?
Check out our downloadable meal planning classes. Each class comes with an eBook including a Specialized One-Week Meal Plan and Prep Sheet, or Specialized Recipes, as well as Additional Resources prepared by Chef Dawn Ludwig and Chef Kenzie Osborne. Each class also has the option to add-on downloadable presentation slides for more recipes and extra resources.
Stuffed Red PeppersChef Dawn Ludwig
Recipe: Beef, Bison, or Turkey Meatballs
Dairy-Free VariationSubstitute 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast and 1/2 tbsp almond flour for parmesan cheese.
Nutrition (Stuffed Peppers Only)Fat: 14g Carbohydrates:26g Protein: 26g Calories: 340
Nutrition (Full Meal - Phase 1)Phase 1: Serve with a side salad of mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes and 1 – 2 teaspoons Mustard Vinaigrette (Always Hungry page 264) and a Fruity Coconut Ice Pop (Always Delicious page 310), Phase 1 Variation. Fat: 30g (52%) Carbohydrates: 34g (26%) Protein: 28g (22%) Calories: 510
Nutrition (Full Meal - Phase 2)Phase 2: Serve with 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, a side salad of mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes and 1 – 2 teaspoons Cashew Balsamic Vinaigrette and a Fruity Coconut Ice Pop (Always Delicious page 310). Fat: 31g (44%) Carbohydrates: 55g (35%) Protein: 32g (21%) Calories: 620