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Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Stuffed Peppers on a parchment covered sheet pan.

Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Freezer Meals
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are simple to make, requiring just 7 ingredients and 20 minutes hands on prep. Serve them vegan style OR add a little ground turkey. Chef's choice!


Ingredients

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Peppers:

  • 2 cups quinoa, prepared (I use frozen)
  • 6 large bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 3 Tbs. taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can refried beans
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Optional Toppings:

  • Panko bread crumbs
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream/salsa

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa, salsa, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, black beans, refried beans and corn. Stir to combine.
  2. Place a large scoop of the quinoa mixture into each of the hollowed out peppers.

If Baking Immediately:

  • Heat oven to 350 and arrange the stuffed peppers onto a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed. Cover peppers with aluminum foil.  Bake for 20 minutes or until pepper is tender and the filling is warmed through. OPTIONAL: once peppers are cooked, add a sprinkle of cheese and Panko crumbs. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and Panko is golden. Serve immediately.

If Freezing:

  • Arrange the uncooked stuffed bell peppers into a single layer on a baking sheet and stick them in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until frozen through. Once frozen, remove the peppers from the freezer and store in an airtight, labeled freezer bag. The peppers will keep up to 3 months. To serve, place the frozen stuffed peppers onto a baking sheet and cover with foil. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until the peppers are tender and the filling is warmed through.

Keywords: Stuffed Peppers, Freezer Friendly, Quinoa