10 Ways to Stuff Peppers

 

Whether you fill them with fresh veggies, pack in the pasta or add some Spanish spice, these stuffed peppers have one thing in common: They're each as appealing to the eye as they are to the taste buds.

 

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Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

By stuffing sweet red peppers with lean ground beef and loads of veggies, and topping the halves with a sprinkling of lean feta cheese, Ellie Krieger creates a meal that tastes indulgent but will cost you only about 200 calories.

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Risotto Stuffed Peppers and Zucchini

Rachael Ray's summer vegetables take on a refined air when stuffed with decadent risotto and a regal pinch of saffron. Citrus zest and juice brighten up the buttery dish, while oven-browned panko adds a contrasting crunch.

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Bobby's Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed with extra-lean ground beef, brown rice and low-fat Monterey Jack, Bobby Deen's bell peppers are a healthier spin on a classic comfort. Add a spicy finish to each pepper with a drizzle of fresh jalapeno salsa.

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Spanish Stuffed Bell Peppers

Seasoning the rice-and-veal filling with a combination of dried spices (including Madras curry powder, ground ginger and cayenne) and fresh herbs (like oregano and cilantro) is the secret to the unique flavor of these stuffed peppers.

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Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers

Channel your childhood kitchen with Giada De Laurentiis' familiar recipe for a colorful collection of bell peppers and zucchini with well-seasoned turkey stuffing.

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Stuffed Peppers with Broken Meatballs and Rice

Fill bell peppers with your choice of meatballs, homemade tomato sauce and an orzo-rice blend for an Italian-style dinner the whole family will love. Bonus: These are a great make-ahead meal. Just cover and refrigerate the dish until it's time to bake.

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Stuffed Peppers

Robust red tomatoes, basil and tapenade fill a gently charred bell pepper in this bright, tangy and tender summer side.

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Stuffed Peppers

Instead of using ground meat, Bal Arneson fills the peppers with brown rice and mashed potatoes that are mixed with some of her favorite Indian seasonings.

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Lamb and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Serve your guests a memorable Mediterranean meal: Stuff peppers with ground lamb and orzo pasta, then top them with salty feta cheese.

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Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers might be meat-free, but don't think that means they're lacking in heartiness. Though cooked like a whole grain, quinoa is actually the seed of a beet-related plant called "goosefoot." It's super-high in protein and fiber, which means this spicy veggie-packed dish is surprisingly filling.

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