Four stuffed peppers in a serving dish

Easy stuffed peppers

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(54 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 4 red 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 two 250g pouches cooked tomato rice together with 2 tbsp pesto and a handful of chopped pitted black olives and 140g of the sliced goat's cheese.

  3. Scoop the rice, pesto, olives and goat's cheese mix into the peppers, top with the remaining 60g sliced goat’s cheese and continue to cook for 8-10 mins.

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17th Aug, 2009
Made this for the highly critical family as an alternative to peppers stuffed with bacon and mushrooms with rice. They all liked it and no complaints at all!!! Must have been good then.
6th Aug, 2009
Such a fantastic recipe. My husband made these last night as I'm not very well so he's trying to help out. He has never cooked - ever - and yet he managed these no problem and they really were very nice! They didn't seem like they'd come from the microwave. We had them without the olives because we dont like them but everything else was exactly as the recipe.
28th Apr, 2009
I used ordinary "easy to cook rice" and mixed with pesto and used peas instead of Olives. I added the goats cheese and zapped in the microwave. This is such an easy meal to make! Next time I think I may add slices of cooked chicken or possibly lardons. Very tasty.
27th Mar, 2009
These were so good! I added 100g of goats cheese and about 200g of Quorn to the mixture inside to make it a more nutritious veggie meal, and it was lovely! Really tasted of the meditterean but surprisingly quick and easy!
22nd Oct, 2008
Really good, used short grain brown rice cooked with a tomato chipotle stock cube, so nice and spicy too. Definately quick and easy as I always have rice in the freezer.
9th Sep, 2008
My husband made this for dinner last night. Delicious. He's not a bad cook, and his verdict was: Quick and easy recipe to follow. Didn't use the ready rice - cooked Thai sticky instead.
15th Jul, 2008
I've not tried this recipe yet, but am doing so tonight. They look gorgeous, and reading everyone's comments, they obviously taste it too! I've made stuffed peppers just out of anything i can find in the fridge, and they've always been lovely. I wonder if these will beat my usual "recipe"! I certainly like the idea of only using the microwave :-)
6th Jun, 2008
Excellent and easy. I like my peppers a bit charred so microwaved to soften for a few minutes, but after piling the filling in, I finished off in a hot oven for 15 minutes.
20th May, 2008
Always keep left over rice in the the freezer. So this made a quick and impressive "ready" meal
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17th Apr, 2008
I don't like ready-made rice so I made my own with a tsp of marigold stock and a squeeze of tomato purée and cooked the peppers in the oven instead of the microwave, so not quite as easy as the recipe but even more delicious!


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