Halloumi stuffed peppers

Halloumi stuffed peppers

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Full of wonderful flavours and textures, these vegetarian stuffed peppers make a great supper or dinner party starter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal334
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.4g
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  • 4 large red pepper
  • 290g jar antipasti marinated mushroom



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 50g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 100ml hot vegetable stock
  • 250g halloumi cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • mixed salad leaves and garlic bread, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan oven 180C. Cut the peppers in half through the stalks and scoop out the seeds. Put the peppers in one layer on a baking sheet. Drain the mushrooms, reserving the oil from the jar – drizzle one tablespoon of the oil over the peppers, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the peppers are just tender.

  2. Tip the couscous into a bowl and pour in the hot stock. Leave for 5 minutes to soak, then fluff up with a fork and stir in the mushrooms, halloumi and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and spoon into the pepper halves. Return to the oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is golden. Serve the peppers warm with a mixed salad and garlic bread.

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Comments (34)

catie911's picture

Made this for the first time tonight. I didn't have the marinated mushrooms so diced some chestnut mushrooms, fried in olive oil with chopped garlic and finished them off with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Delicious and I'll definitely make it again soon.

kimiRyle's picture

Was so nice, children weren't to keen on peppers but enjoyed the couscous, loved it.

Ann Geraldine's picture

I substituted the couscous for rice and thought it to be nicer and mixed easier with the other ingredients. On the whole, delicious though and highly recommended.

jess7498's picture

Very tasty :) Didn't have any mushrooms so just chopped up some tomato and forgot about the herbs but was still lovely. I used a roasted vegetable cous cous as well which added flavour. Will be using again. Want to try melting extra cheese on top next time. Great recipe.

aliceeats's picture

A family favourite, this is tasty and really easy. The last time I made it I used fresh courgette instead of mushrooms and feta instead of halloumi because that's what we had in. This would work with lots of different veg/cheese combos.

hot_rosin's picture

Fantastic! Found this recipe in the middle of the night, with nothing in the fridge except a bag of mixed peppers and half a pack of halloumi - so my version involved red, green and yellow peppers, no mushrooms, garlic oil, half halloumi/half cheddar, fresh thyme and dry lack olives on top. Awesome - willpp defo make again. Btw having trouble with site on Android, so typing this without being able to see comments box...forgive typos, but super excited about recipe.:-)

gooseberrycrumble's picture

Made this as a side dish, halving quantities, as recommended with pork and peach kebabs. Substituted halloumi with similar salad cheese but would've been better with feta. Used couscous with mushroom so omitted those, too.

panixx's picture

I've changed the recipe following the comments.
So we had peppers stuffed with bulgur, and the bulgur was mixed with fried fresh mushrooms, leeks. Fantastic!

mrspinnywinny's picture

I used dill instead of parsley with good results. You don't really need the veg stock or salt as halloumi is very salty.

kbcs1608's picture

Simple, tasty and great to prep ahead. Used fresh mushrooms cooked in lots of garlic and also added some roasted flaked almonds as I like the additional slightly crunchy texture. Went down a treat with 10 dinner guests - all plates completely cleared.

rootsgirluk's picture

Used Ainsleys couscous, mixed coriander with parsley and used fresh mushrooms instead. Very tasty and easy to prepare even for a beginner.

gemslw's picture

Loved this simple recipe! I swapped the mushrooms for courgette instead - I put the chopped courgette in the oven at the same time as the peppers before adding it to the couscous and cheese mix. Beautiful and will def be doing this again! :-)

morvvvv's picture

I used saluted onions, garlic and fresh mushrooms. It was so scummy, even my meat loving partner said she'd go veggie for it!

loopi2k's picture

I made these on Saturday night and have to say they were really delicious. Very very simple to prepare and a short baking time made them perfect for a tv supper. I added some halved cherry tomatoes and jalapeños for a kick. Will make again for sure.

clarington's picture

Easy to make with little mess and fuss but tastes amazing.

justadreamer's picture

Really delicious meal, only change I made was to fry off some fresh mushrooms instead of using a jar.

jobarrett's picture

These went down really well with friends. Easy to prepare ahead. I used fresh mushrooms too, just fried them off with lots of garlic and then cooled them before adding to the couscous. I also used a mix of halloumi with chilli and one with basil.

hippygirljess's picture

It worked really well for a dinner, easy to cook for two people! I used fresh mushrooms and the flavours didn't taste very strong - next time I may add sundried tomatoes/feta or Cheddar/chilli alongside mushrooms and couscous. Incredibly easy to make however!

rctransport's picture

makeing tonight was going to use rice instead of cocscous has anyone done this?

woolly100's picture

I'm trying this tonight but I wanted low fat halloumi but couldn't find any - so am trying with feta and I've added a few pinenuts too. I think I will use cooked mushrooms next time as the marinade in my particular jar of antipasti wasn't really to my taste. I do think it will taste good though - Just another 15 minutes and I'll find out....


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