This is a partnered post with Safeway. All thoughts are my own.
One of my favorite things to cook is stuffed bell peppers. I am picky about my bell peppers though. I like to use organic bell peppers that are fresh and large in size. What I like about shopping at Safeway is the produce. Compared to the other grocery stores that I shop at for groceries, Safeway seems to have the BEST and also their produce last longer than the two grocery stores that are closer to me.
Why I believe their produce taste better and lasts longer is that Safeway is dedicated to keeping a tight-knit relationship with the local growers here in Northern California (and other parts of the country). I love that I can find fruit and vegetables from local growers like Perry & Sons at Safeway.
Since I am trying to incorporate more vegetables into my kids meals and less meat, I have decided to try to make some Meatless Monday dishes. This will allow me to get my kids to try different dishes that include vegetables and beans in replacement of ground beef or chicken.
With my stuffed bell peppers I normally use ground beef in my mixture. This time I left out the meat and have made some delicious meatless stuffed bell peppers. I normally use the green bell peppers but Safeway also carries a variety of bell peppers including red, orange, yellow and green!
My meatless stuffed bell peppers ingredients included bell peppers, brown rice, corn, black beans, kidney beans, onion, olives, cheese and marinara sauce, all purchased at local Safeway.
Here is how I make my delicious meatless stuffed bell peppers.
You will need 2 cups of cooked brown rice, so I suggest cooking your rice as you prepare the rest of the ingredients. After your rice is cooking on the stove, you will want to cut the tops off the bell peppers and discard the seeds. Don’t throw away the tops because you will want to cut those in little pieces to include in your filling. Do make sure to throw away those stems.
Next take an onion and cut off a large chuck, cutting it into small pieces. Cut about 1/4 cup of chopped onion. In a large skillet add jar of 25oz marinara sauce and heat stove to medium low. Add chopped bell peppers (from tops) and chopped onions.
Next add about 2oz of chopped olives, 1 cup of corn, 1 cup of kidney beans and 1 cup of black beans in the skillet and stir ingredients.
Add 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to mixture, stir and cook over medium-low heat about 5-10 minutes until your rice is done. Once rice is done add to mixture and stir to blend well.
Remove from heat and spoon mixture into hollow peppers. Fill them almost full but leave a little room for the cheese that will go on top.
This mixture fills about 6-8 bell peppers. Once you have yours stuffed, bake at 350° for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove from oven and put handful of Mozzarella cheese to the top of each bell pepper.
Bake an additional 20 minutes until cheese is completely melted.
Allow to cool and then enjoy!
These meatless stuffed bell peppers came out delicious. I think I make them more on our Meatless Mondays!
Stay tuned for another idea on how to add bell peppers to your meals plus a $50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I love your creativity. I always make mine with ground beef, but I am all for changing things up. Especially when it sounds awesome like these do.
Dee Mauser says
Oh those look yummy! I bet they smell amazing. I’ve never made stuffed peppers without ground beef but definitely want to try your version.
These look amazing! I would love to make this meatless meal for my family.
Karen @TheMissingNiche says
That looks so delicious! My husband loves trying meatless recipes! I am going to have to give this to him!
Libby's Library says
Oh my goodness…those stuffed peppers look so good.
We don’t have Safeways in our area…I have no idea where the closest one is. I’ll have
to check to see if they are in any of the states that any of my kids live in.
Yummy, we love stuffed peppers at my house! I always love having a few meatless meals a week – really helps with the budget!
I’m not a big pepper fan, but these look amazing! YUM!! So bright and colorful
I have never had meatless stuffed peppers before but these sound great. I am going to have to try them!
That looks delicious! You covered all your bases too. You’ve even got good protein int here with the beans.
That looks delicious! I’ll be making this for sure. I love stuffed peppers, so this variation will be great to try.
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
That looks delicious. I love a meatless dish that isn’t bland! Yum!
This looks delicious! Usually when I heard meatless, I think, “bland.” This one looks anything but that.
Debi @ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
This looks amazing. I think this would make even the most die hard meat eater take a second look.
Jen Temcio @ Dapperhouse says
That looks delicious! I love that you put beans in there for extra protein as well. Yum!
This looks delicious. My family would absolutely devour these.
I am all over these, they look delicious. My kids would love that they could eat out of the “pepper bowl”I have to try these for them
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
Oh wow, that looks amazing! I’ve seen stuffed pepper recipes before yet never tried them. I think it’s time!
These look delicious, now we need a veggie version for taco Tuesday!!
Looks great! We just recently made stuffed bell peppers too!
Jai Merrill says
Awesome. I was just wondering what to do with the beans I cooked yesterday and I think this is going to be what I use them for.
Barb W. says
Love stuffed peppers and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe, will have to try soon!
Mistee Dawn says
Oh wow, those look so delicious! My husband would absolutely love these! Thanks for the recipe.
This is super yummy looking! 🙂
Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
That looks delicious! I would have never thought of a meatless stuffed pepper.
Nicole Brady says
I’m so glad you shared this. As a kid, my mom made stuffed peppers all the time. I hated the taste of peppers so it’s not something I’ve made myself. But now that I’m older and my taste buds have changed, I love peppers. I think your recipe looks like a great reintroduction to stuff bell peppers.
we do lots of meatless meals here- my oldest is vegetarian and it’s easier to cook one meal.
also your son is looking very grown up lately!
katrina g says
those look so good. i’m going to have to try that. i love beans!
Amy Desrosiers says
You got me at cheese and beans! Seriously this is my biggest bunch of favorite food stuffed into one pepper!
Melissa Vera says
I love stuffed bell peppers and am always looking for other ways to make them. Thank you for sharing.
These look and sound amazing. I’m totally gonna try these out.
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
Love this! GO VEGGIES!!! Nothing wrong with a little less red meat in your life.
We love stuffed peppers and we too make a lot of meatless meals. In fact sometimes I think we’ll get kicked out of farm country for not eating enough meat!
Jenn Park says
I love stuffed peppers. I can’t wait to try this meatless version.
shelly peterson says
These so delicious. My mom made stuffed peppers when I was younger but I have never made them myself.
Those look delicious.
Looks delicious! I love stuffed bell peppers