Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower “Rice”

Healthy Living, Recipes

It is recommended that adults eat 2 ½- 3 cups of veggies per day. But did you know that only 1 in 10 adults eat this recommended serving…why is that?

Veggies are naturally low in calories and fat, in addition to being a great source of various vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Diets rich in vegetables may help maintain a healthy blood pressure, reduce blood cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease, promote a healthy immune system, healthy eyes and skin, along with numerous other health benefits. 

This dish features a variety of veggies, featuring cauliflower rice in place of refined grain rice. Using brown rice is another great alternative to refined grain rice that will provide extra fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals. 

Serve these stuffed peppers with a colorful side salad to complete the meal and help you reach your veggie goal. This is a nutrient-packed dish that is sure to satisfy. 

Faith Bastian, RD

Registered Dietitian, Mount St. Mary's Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 1 hr. 35 mins.
Prep: 20 mins.
🍽️Servings yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (6 pk) Wegmans Mixed Sweet Peppers
  • 1 lb Wegmans Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 pkg (7 oz) Wegmans Diced Mirepoix (Produce Dept)
  • 1 pkg (about 1 lb) Wegmans 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Wegmans Large Eggs
  • 1 pkg (.25 oz) Wegmans Italian Parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 jar (24 oz) Italian Classics Organic Passata

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 19g
Fiber: 7g
Carbohydrate: 21g
Sodium: 900mg
Cholesterol: 125mg
Saturated Fat: 6g
Fat: 17g
Calories: 320

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut tops of peppers about 1/2-inch from top; discard stems and seeds. Dice reserved tops; add to large bowl. Set aside remaining peppers.

Add cauliflower, mirepoix, beef, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper to bowl with diced peppers. Mix well to combine.

Fill peppers evenly with veggie-beef mixture. Add sauce to 13×9-inch baking dish; set peppers in dish. Cover with parchment paper and aluminum foil.

Bake about 1 hr 15 min until internal temp of veggie-beef mixture reaches 165 degrees (check by inserting thermometer halfway into center of mixture).

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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