Monday, September 17, 2012

Stuffed Grilled Peppers

This was the first ever recipe I pinned to make on Pinterest when I finally joined the site back in May. I don't know  what took me so long to join because I can't imagine a day without looking at Pinterest now that I'm hooked haha. Of course when I click on the picture of these Stuffed Grilled Peppers now months later the link to the original page is gone. Good thing the pinner before me kept the list of the ingredients in the description, I figured the rest out on my own. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy Meatless Monday meal or great for a healthy bring to work lunch alternative.

4 Whole Red Bell Peppers
1 Cup Uncooked Brown Rice
1 Small Red Onion - Diced
1/2 Pint Grape Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Zucchini - Diced
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
3/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 Cup Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
 Preheat your oven to 400 F. Prep all of your veggies, dice your zucchini and red onion, slice your peppers in half vertically and gently take all of the ribs and seeds out of them. Place your zucchini, grape tomatoes and red onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle the tray with 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil, then salt and pepper the veggies. Give the tray a good shake to make sure they all are coated and seasoned. Roast about 40 minutes, giving them another shake and flip about half way through the cooking time.
While the veggies are roasting in the oven, turn on your outdoor grill to medium heat for your peppers. Also you can now prepare your cup of brown rice according to the package. Grill both sides of your peppers for 3-4 minutes depending on their size and the heat of the grill. You want some char marks on them but you obviously don't want them to be burned. Once they are finished grilling, set them aside.
When your veggies are almost done roasting, in your largest pan over a medium flame, heat up the remaining Tbsp of Olive Oil. Saute the minced garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the cooked rice to the pan as well as the roasted vegetable giving it a few stirs to combine everything together. Don't turn your oven off just change it over to the broiler setting which you will be using in a few minutes.
Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning on top as well as some salt & pepper. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir again so the cheese is evenly distributed. Line the grilled peppers up on the baking sheet you used for the roasted vegetables. Spoon the rice and vegetable mixture into the peppers until they are completely filled.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the stuffed peppers and put them under the broiler for about 2 minutes which will melt the cheese making it bubbling and brown
Enjoy!! - Nicole

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  1. Wow, this sounds so good! I'm going to have to try this, yum!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

  2. This sounds so good! I love that its meatless too!! Pinning & I will be trying these soon!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

  3. Love this! I've been looking for a great stuffed pepper recipe.

    I'd love it if you would link this (and a couple other recipes if you'd like) up to Wonderful Food Wednesday at: I hope you can stop by.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  4. I have my own version of stuffed peppers but these look super tasty. I love the fresh tomatoes in them. Came over from Realhousewivesofriverton and I can't wait to see more of your creations

  5. Oh my goodness, I bet these are soooo good! I love stuffed bell peppers but not ever made any like these before. I'm pinning this so I can find it later to make. Thanks for the recipe. Visiting from Miz Helen's

  6. Your stuffed red peppers look so good! I just pinned your yummy recipe ~ thanks for sharing! I saw your link at Mom on Timeout Link Party! Have a great Thursday ~ Cheers!

  7. Totally love grilled peppers. I'm gonna miss the grill season.

    I saw this on Creative Thursday's linky party. I shared a pumpkin carob donut recipe that I'd love you to check out as well!

  8. We have been stuffing Peppers like crazy, we have a great harvest from the garden right now. This is a great recipe for us to try. Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Sound delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back Sunday and vote!

  10. I'm so making this for my dad, Mr. I'm Obsessed with Peppers. Thanks for the recipe! I would love to have you come share some of you great ideas over at the link party on 'Or so she says...', happening right now. Hope to see you there!

  11. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  12. Yum! These look delish! I will definitely give these a try. I might have to add in some chicken for the hubby, but I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

  13. Stuffed peppers yum! Amazing. I love these. (No one else in my house does, go figure)
    You are welcome to join my link party:

    I hope to see you there!

  14. These sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come and vote today.


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