Your family will love these hearty baked sweet red peppers stuffed with beef, feta cheese, and orzo pasta.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine beef, orzo, bread crumbs, the 2 ounces feta cheese, the Parmesan cheese, and thyme.

  • Cut the top off each sweet pepper; remove stems and seeds. Trim the bottom of each sweet pepper so it can stand upright, but do not cut into the inside of the pepper. Divide beef mixture among peppers. Stand peppers in a 2-quart baking dish; pour broth around them. Cover dish with foil.

  • Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until peppers are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the beef mixture registers 160 degrees F. If desired, sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 24.1g 48% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 5.8g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 61.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 3932.2IU 79% DV; vitamin c 152.9mg 255% DV; folate 74.2mcg 19% DV; calcium 101.1mg 10% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 35.1mg 13% DV; potassium 553.7mg 16% DV; sodium 457.2mg 18% DV.