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Why should meat lovers get to have all the fun?! These healthy Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are packed with all of the flavors of this classic dish. And they're a breeze to make! 249 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP #weightwatchers #wwfreestyle #dinner #stuffedpeppers
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Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Why should meat lovers get to have all the fun?! These healthy Italian Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are packed with all of the flavors of this classic dish. And they're a breeze to make! 249 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 248.6kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onions and carrots. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, chickpeas and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cooked quinoa and 3 tablespoons parsley.
  • Place the pepper, cut side up, in a large baking dish. Divide the chickpea mixture evenly between the peppers. Pour ½ water in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Cover tightly with foil and cook until the peppers are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese over each pepper. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Stuffed Pepper half | Calories: 248.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 6.4mg | Sodium: 611.7mg | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 6g