Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

For only 20 minutes of preparation time and 45 minutes of cooking time, this pizza quinoa pie can make a good snack for 5 people who can eat two each. Rachel Cooks state that this recipe brings out great flavors in the recipe and the is really delicious. 

2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
3.15 ounce package of sliced pepperoni, slices cut into quarters
8 ounces of perline (pearl) mozzarella, liquid drained
3/4 cup pizza sauce
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, more for garnish
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
5 red bell peppers, sliced in half and hollowed out

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except parmesan cheese and bell peppers.
  3. Meanwhile, place red pepper halves in boiling water and cook for three minutes. Remove and let cool so that you can handle them.
  4. Fill pepper halves with quinoa mixture and place in a large baking dish (9x13 or bigger). Repeat until all pepper halves are full. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the top and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and peppers are heated through. Enjoy immediately. If you can’t find pearl mozzarella you can cut up any type of fresh mozzarella into small pieces.
Posted by Diane Araga, on August 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM