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Published on August 21, 2017

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers

Serves 4

Stuffed peppers 

These barley stuffed peppers make a great vegetarian entrée that packs a punch. You’ll never miss the beef with the low fat bean and barley stuffing. Use red, yellow or orange peppers for color.


  • ½ cup barley
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup black beans puréed
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 ¾ cups no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 4 bell peppers tops cut off, seeds and ribs removed


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan over high heat, boil barley in broth until tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. In a large bowl, combine barley, zucchini, black beans, corn, onion, garlic, cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, chili powder and cayenne pepper and mix together thoroughly.
  • Spoon mixture into peppers. In a small casserole dish, spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Place stuffed peppers, standing, in casserole dish. Pour remaining tomato sauce on top of stuffed peppers.* Bake for 45 minutes, covered.
  • *Make ahead tip: Keep covered stuffed peppers in refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size:

  • 1 stuffed pepper

Per Serving:

Calories: 293

Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 6mg

Sodium: 268mg

Carbohydrates: 53g

Fiber: 13g

Protein: 17g

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