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Why should meat lovers get to have all the fun?! These healthy Italian-Style Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are packed with all of the flavors of this classic dish. 249 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP | Quinoa | Chickpeas | Recipe #stuffedpeppers #vegetarianstuffedpeppers #vegetarianreccipes - Cheese-topped vegetarian stuffed peppers in a blue baking dish.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers (Italian-Style)

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Meatless, Stuffed Peppers, Vegetarian Recipes
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 (Blue - Freestyle SmartPoints), 3 (Green), 2 (Purple)
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using the Sparks nutrition calculator and Weight Watchers points are calculated using the Recipe Builder on their site. While I attempt to provide information that is as accurate as possible, you should calculate the nutritional information independently before relying on it.

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