How to Make Stuffed Peppers (Basic Recipe)
Stuffed Peppers are an incredibly versatile dish. They can be knocked together in around fifteen minutes and can serve as an appetizer, or even as a main course.
They are elegant enough for a dinner party, and yet simple enough for a casual meal. Therefore everybody should know the basics of making stuffed peppers.
In this recipe I am going to cover the most basics of stuffed pepper recipes, however you should be aware that there are plenty of other ways in which you can craft the perfect stuffed peppers.
Once you have this recipe down to a “tee” you can start experimenting and perhaps looking at other recipes that you can find here on our site. This way you can end up with the best peppers for you! Let’s dive straight in!
- Bell pepper - 4, red
- Tomato rice - 500g Cooked (you can purchase this in pouches)
- Pesto sauce - 2 tbs
- Olives - Handful of pitted and chopped
- Goat’s cheese - 200g sliced
- Firstly you will need to cut off the top of the peppers and scoop out all of the seeds.
- Stick the peppers on a plate and put them in the oven on high for around six minutes. They should soften up during that time.
- Whilst your microwave is doing all the hard work for you, mix together your rice, pesto, olives and about two-thirds of the cheese.
- When the peppers are done, scoop the mixture into your peppers. Sprinkle the rest of the goat’s cheese on top and cook for a further 10 minutes.
This particular stuffed peppers recipe isn’t something which is too difficult to make. I mean, it could be dressed up a little to make it seem like one of the most complex recipes in the world.
Truth be told however, even the most amateur cook should be able to whip this recipe together in a couple of minutes and still be able to impress.
This recipe is cooked in the microwave, just to add to the simplicity of it. However, if you wish, you could also cook them under a grill or in the oven, it helps add that extra crunch!
The peppers will be ready to serve in about 20 minutes. As mentioned before, these are great as an appetizer, but they are also great as a side dish to a main course. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that this recipe is going to impress your guests (and you!).