Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Gluten Free}

When it comes to dinner, we’re all about simplicity in this household. (Oh, and flavor of course!) These easy-to-make gluten free quinoa stuffed peppers did just the trick for our Monday night dinner this week. Hubby approved!

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Gluten Free}

makes about 4 servings (2 peppers per person)

What ya need:

  • 8 medium bell peppers (mix of yellow, orange & red!)
  • 1 c. quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1 jar all-natural marinara sauce
  • 1 package ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • about 2 c. shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or monterey jack best!)
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Rinse quinoa & add to pot with about 2 c. water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover for about 15 minutes.

2. In the meantime, sauté onion in olive oil on medium heat until cooked through. Lower heat, add in crushed garlic, and stir for another minute. Set aside.

3. In same pan, cook the turkey burger on medium heat. Once cooked, add in the marinara sauce, lower heat and let simmer. Mix in cooked quinoa, onion & garlic, and can of black beans. Add salt & pepper to tsate.

4. Preheat oven to 350. Cut tops off of the peppers, remove cores & seeds, and line onto baking sheet. Stuff each pepper equally with the quinoa mixture, and a sprinkle of cheese on top. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. (Note: save any leftover “stuffing” for a delicious meal the next day!)

Enjoy! What are your favorite week-night recipes?

XoXo,

Rachel

2 Responses to “Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Gluten Free}”

  1. Monique @ burpees to bubbly Says:

    Yum- as you saw recently on my blog- I love stuffed peppers! I often add quinoa to mine too 🙂

  2. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Monique Yes, stuffed peppers and all variations are delish. Now that fall is coming, they’ll definitely be a kitchen staple 🙂

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