Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers

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From: EatingWell.com, October 2018

Bake up omelets in a pepper for a healthy, veggie-packed breakfast. Sweet bell peppers are filled with a cheesy egg filling with all the fixings of a classic Denver omelet. If you're cooking for a crowd, this recipe is easy to double!

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 large bell peppers, plus ¼ cup chopped, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup diced ham (about 2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Halve 2 peppers lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place the peppers cut-side up in an 8-inch-square microwave-safe dish. Microwave on High until just tender, about 3 minutes. Pat dry and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Whisk eggs and half-and-half in a medium bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped bell pepper and onion. Cook, stirring, until softened and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the pepper and onion mixture among the pepper halves. Divide ham among the pepper halves. Fill each pepper with the egg mixture until just filled. (Depending on the size of your peppers, you may have some egg mixture left over.) Top each pepper half with 1 tablespoon cheese. Bake until the filling is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pepper
  • Per serving: 166 calories; 10 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 57 mcg folate; 206 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,281 IU vitamin A; 77 mg vitamin C; 94 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 277 mg sodium; 268 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (128% daily value), Vitamin A (46% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable, ½ fat, ½ lean protein

Reviews 1

April 14, 2019
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By: Katherine Rickard
I am on weight watchers and this has become a recent favorite. It's a little messy and hard to make look like the picture but they are still very tasty.
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