Easy stuffed peppers

Easy stuffed peppers

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A fifteen minute supper that won't leave you feeling stuffed

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal387
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt2.14g
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  • 4 red peppers
  • 2 x 250g pouches cooked tomato rice (we used Tilda Rizazz Mediterranean Tomato)



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 2 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • handful pitted black olives, chopped
  • 200g goat's cheese, sliced


  1. Use a small knife to cut the top out of the peppers, then scoop out the seeds. Sit the peppers on a plate, cut-side up, and cook in the microwave on High for 5-6 mins until they have wilted and softened.

  2. While the peppers are cooking, mix the rice together with the pesto and olives and two-thirds of the cheese. Scoop the rice into the peppers, top with the remaining goat’s cheese and continue to cook for 8-10 mins

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catherinehinchcliffe's picture
22nd Dec, 2012
One of my all time favourite recipes. These are quick and tasty. I cook the peppers in the oven to give them a bit of extra colour and testure, generally I prefer to use cous cous rather than rice but you honesty can't go wrong with this recipe. I've passed it on to several people becasue I think it's so good.
11th Aug, 2012
I find 8-10 minutes is too long in the microwave. Try 2-4 instead? I found it was great for that long. Also I used uncle bens Mediterranean rice.
28th Apr, 2012
These were tasty, quick and easy. I will definatley be making this again. I served this with some ratatouille and it was just right. I don't think the peppers would have been enough on their own.
27th Jan, 2012
Very easy, straight forward recipe. Great for a quick mid-week dinner. Don't be tempted to serve more than one large pepper per person - it is really filling!
14th Dec, 2011
Delicious, although we ended up doing a non-speedy version using sushi rice (so the rice inside was ridiculously dense and sticky) and adding various vegetables to the stuffing. Goat's cheese stirred through, then topped with more goat's cheese. Think this will become a staple, especially as there are plenty of ways to vary it (different veg, different flavours of rice/herbs/sauces, and different cheeses).
23rd Nov, 2011
Thia is a great recipie but I made a few changes. I don't have a microwave so I made basmati rice and added turmeric, mixed herbs and cayenne pepper. I let the rice cool down, added the olives, cheese, finely chopped mushrooms and some red onion. I halved the peppers and baked for 15 mins then added the mix and baked for a further 15 mins. Really tasty.
3rd Nov, 2011
This has become our staple stuffed peppers dish, very yummy and so very easy.
30th Aug, 2011
This has become a staple 'quick meal' in our household and is thoroughly enjoyed every time! I use the Uncle Ben's Tomato rice also and low-fat goat's cheese!
14th May, 2011
This was lovely, though as I was only having two peppers and used rice that took two mins. in the microwave, really only needed to place them in the microwave for 4mins after they were already cooked, and used the top of the pepper as a makeshift lid. Delicious, quick and perfect with a rocket salad.
29th Apr, 2011
Very easy to make and quick too. I finished mine off in the oven as another reader suggested. Delicious!


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