Stuffed Peppers (gluten-free)

Baked Stuffed PeppersLooking for something do to with your leftovers? Grab a bell pepper, cut it open and stuff it! Stuffed peppers are a nutritious option for those who are going gluten free, dairy free, or interested in Paleo.

This recipe was created with help from the littlest Kitchen Diva in Training- she’s been begging for these for weeks. Sweet bell peppers are listed as one of the ‘dirty dozen’ foods, so we typically wait until organic peppers go on sale. Even better, wait until summer and purchase them from your local organic farmer!

Use the proportions and ingredients as suggestions to make your own stuffed versions. Have leftover green beans? Throw them in. Have a chicken breast sitting around from the other night? Use that instead of beef. Don’t have rice? Use quinoa or polenta… This is the type of recipe that really is anything goes. Dairy intolerant? Leave off the cheese on top- or use an alternative you enjoy.

Colorful Bell PeppersYour goal is to create a mix filled with veggies, protein, and a little starch- heck you could used pureed butternut squash and forego the starch entirely. It’s really up to you!

If you’re having a go on your own, we do recommend adding a diced onion, or other aromatic like garlic, leeks, or shallots- even celery. Be sure you season to your taste with salt, pepper, and another herb or herb blend of your choice. Oregano would be good, as would rosemary or thyme. We used Herbes de Provence.

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