Quinoa and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 40 min 8
Quinoa and Chicken Stuffed Peppers
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1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
681 gm Italian sausage, turkey (or chicken)
284 gm White mushrooms (about 1 package)
1 medium White onion (diced)
4 clove(s) Garlic (grated)
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning, McCormick
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
3 cup Quinoa, cooked
1/4 cup Romano cheese (shredded)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded (shredded)
1 can(s) (14oz) Diced tomatoes, canned
1 1/2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp
4 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper
4 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper
1/2 cup Chicken broth (stock)


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a 4 - 6 quart pot, over medium heat, heat up the olive oil.

Add in the chicken sausage links and break apart with a spatula as they cook.

After the sausage is browned, but still a little pink, stir in the mushrooms and onions. Break the mushrooms into pieces with a spatula and cook the vegetables until soften.

Stir in the Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon of salt, pepper, quinoa, Romano cheese, parmesan cheese, drained diced tomatoes, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir all the ingredients together and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Give the stuffing a taste for seasoning and if it needs more salt stir it in.

Stuff each pepper to the top with stuffing. Divide the rest of the shredded cheese among the stuffed peppers.

Place the stuffed peppers into a 9 x13 dish and pour the chicken stock on the bottom.

Bake for 40 minutes or until peppers are tender and stuffing is heated through. Serve hot.


The peppers can be made completely ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them prepared up to 3 months.

If you freeze the peppers before you bake them then make sure to thaw completely before baking in the oven. You could put in frozen but will need to add on considerable time for them to cook fully. If they are thawed then proceed with cooking instruction but you might need to add on a few minutes if the peppers are cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 408
Calories from fat 184
Calories from saturated fat 80
Total Fat 20.4 g
Saturated Fat 8.8 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 1292 mg
Potassium 845 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
Sugars 9.4 g
Protein 26.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat 1.1
Milk Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 3.1

Energy sources


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