Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Updated: October 20, 2023

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

One of the most popular vegetables is…peppers! The main ingredient of this stuffed pepper dish is the bell pepper, which has a crunchy texture and is naturally sweet. Stuffed peppers are a fun and easy meal because you can pretty much put anything you want in them and they will turn out great! Also, bell peppers contain a high amount of Vitamin C.

*Did you know each color of pepper is associated with a different family of phytochemicals?

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Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

1 cup of bell peppers has 156% of daily recommended Vitamin C intake.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 423 kcal


  • 4 peppers different coloured, organic
  • 1 cup chickpeas organic
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 5 white mushrooms organic, sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 clove garlic organic, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa organic
  • 1.5 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil cold-pressed extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp italian spices
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add quinoa, stirring occasionally until fluffy (about 20 minutes).
  • Cut the tops off of your peppers and scrape inside clean.
  • Place peppers on a tray and into the oven (20 minutes).
  • Saute onion, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil in a pan.
  • Add chickpeas, olives, quinoa, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Take out peppers and stuff with mixture.
  • Top with cheese slices.
  • Put peppers back in the oven for 10 minutes.


Optional: lean ground turkey.


Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 19gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 932mgPotassium: 1002mgFiber: 11gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1115IUVitamin C: 104.1mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 5.3mg
Keyword olives, pepper, quinoa
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  1. Jo Anne Orr

    July 8, 2023 , 7:02 pm

    What can I use in place of mushrooms? My family members do not eat these.

  2. Shelby AlgaeCal

    July 10, 2023 , 12:08 pm

    Great question, Jo Anne! We absolutely understand that mushrooms might not be for everyone, so if you’d like to substitute them in this recipe, you can definitely swap them for extra veggies of your preference! You may want to try extra bell pepper, or even saute some zucchini, eggplant, or cauliflower instead. Tofu and tempeh are also great mushroom substitutes! I hope this helps. 🙂
    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  3. E Rees

    September 29, 2023 , 5:09 am

    The opening statement on this recipe “quinoa sOne of the most popular vegetables is…peppers! ” does not seem to make any sense. I would love to know what was supposed to be here.

  4. Shelby AlgaeCal

    October 2, 2023 , 9:50 am

    Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about the error in our recipe! Rest assured, I have shared this information with our team to look into. Of course, if there’s anything we can do to assist you in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 🙂
    – Shelby

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