vegetarian stuffed bell peppers in a ceramic pot drizzled with sour cream

Healthy Quinoa Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Healthy vegetarian stuffed peppers with quinoa, black beans, and delicious tex-mex seasoning. So easy and a quick 30 minute meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword low carb dinner recipe, stuffed peppers, vegetarian stuffed peppers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal
Author A Simple Palate


  • 4 peppers, cored and cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup cheese (divided)

Tex-Mex Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges
  • avocado slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lay peppers in baking dish.

  2. Use a rubber spatula to mix in bowl: quinoa, corn, black beans, 1/3 cup cheese, tex-mex seasoning, and salsa. 

  3. Spoon mixture into center of peppers. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove peppers - sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over top each pepper and bake for 1 additional minute for cheese to melt. 

  4. Drizzle or dollop sour cream over peppers, sprinkle cilantro and lime juice on top. YUM! 

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Recipe Notes



Nutrition Facts
Healthy Quinoa Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Cholesterol 18.7mg 6%
Sodium 905.6mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 50.5g 17%
Sugars 10.8g
Protein 16.7g 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.