Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa & Eggs

By ohioeggs  ,

January 21, 2019

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American Heart Association-Certified and just 210 calories per serving, this stuffed pepper recipe will fit flawlessly into a healthy diet.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

  • Yields: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

3/4 cup chopped eggplant

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 each paprika and dried oregano

1 salt

1 pinch pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

3/4 cup cooked quinoa

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided

2 large red bell peppers, halved

4 eggs

1/4 cup finely crumbled fat-free feta cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook onion, eggplant, garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper for about 5 minutes or until eggplant starts to soften. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes or until eggplant and tomatoes are tender.

Remove from heat and stir in quinoa and half of parsley. Spoon quinoa and vegetable mixture evenly into red pepper halves. Arrange in greased baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for about 20 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp.

Remove foil. Crack egg into each stuffed pepper and sprinkle with feta. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until peppers are tender and egg whites are set or until desired doneness. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Use smoked sweet paprika, if desired, instead of paprika.
Substitute brown rice, farro or barley for quinoa.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/4 of recipe
Calories210
Sodium440mg
Protein13g
Cholesterol190mg
Sugar6g
Total Fat9g
Total Carbohydrates18g
Dietary Fiber4g

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