Rich Meatless Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Rich Meatless Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 45 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35-45 mins

Looking to add some veggies, spice, and everything nice to your kitchen? Bell peppers provide a perfect canvas for the flavors of the onion, oregano, and basil in the filling. There’s more to this dish than just veggies though, as the brown rice gives the dish a hearty taste while providing your family with a great grain. Best of all, the cottage cheese adds a richness to each bite, so that you and your kids will savor each forkful.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 204
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 510mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g


  1. 3 green bell peppers
    3 red bell peppers
    1-cup low-fat, small curd cottage cheese
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 medium tomatoes, diced
    1-½ cups cooked brown rice
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1-teaspoon oregano
    1-teaspoon basil
    1-teaspoon sea salt
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 ½ cups tomato sauce (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Cut tops off peppers and clean out seeds.
    3. Blanch in pot of boiling water for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from water and drain. In a medium mixing bowl combine chopped pepper, cottage cheese, onion, tomatoes, rice, garlic, herbs, salt, and black pepper, and mix well.
    5. Stuff mixture into the bell peppers.
    6. Place peppers upright in a casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
    7. Pour tomato sauce over peppers if desired.
    8. Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes.
    9. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Sharon Holmes

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