Pizza Pasta Stuffed Peppers

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Sure, you’ve had peppers on your pizza. But have you ever had pizza in your peppers?

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My Pinterest feed has been full of Mexican-inspired stuffed pepper recipes, which got me thinking: why not go Italian?

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Not only is this fresh, nutritious meal full vitamin C and very low in sodium, but it’s also super-filling, vegan and totally customizable with your favorite “toppings.”

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Pizza Pasta Stuffed Peppers

Serves 2

  • Small spaghetti squash, enough to yield at least 2 cups of flesh
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup portobello mushrooms, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce (I used—and calculated nutrition info with—my favorite Rising Moon Organics variety)
  • 2 leaves fresh basil

Nutrition information per serving: 131 calories, 1 g fat, 7.5 g fiber, 5 g protein, 175 mg sodium, 258% of your daily vitamin C

Next time, I think I might swap in quinoa for the spaghetti squash for a serving of whole grains and even more protein! In fact, I might just have to try a new variation for dinner tonight. If the results turn out well, I’ll report back with another recipe!

Four other twists I’m looking forward to trying:

 

What is your favorite stuffed food?

Does an ice cream cone stuffed with frozen yogurt count? If so, that’s my vote. :)

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Comments

  1. Hey Karla! I saw a recipe similar to this on Pinterest, and wondered how the spaghetti squash was when stuffed in the peppers. So you liked it a lot? I’m curious now….I have been addicted to pinning lately :-). I nominated you for a Liebster award! This post explains everything: http://pugmamastace.com/2013/08/24/fun-news-and-randomness/ I hope you’re doing well!!

    • Hey Stacey! I did like it a lot, although I tried a new quinoa-stuffed variation last night which I might like even better! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon. And I share that Pinterest addiction! :)

      You are so sweet, Stacey. Thanks so much for the nomination! Hope you’re doing well and healing up!

  2. These look fantastic! I have some peppers ripening in my garden, so the timing for this recipe is perfect! I’m always looking for quick, easy, healthy dinners. Thanks for sharing :-).

    • I’m so jealous of your garden, Kelly! I really hope you enjoy the recipe.

      I’ll have another stuffed pepper dish coming up soon, so stay tuned! Hopefully it will make it in time for your summer harvest. :)

  3. Recipe looks so good! Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY :)

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