Healthy Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Find healthy, delicious stuffed pepper recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 8
Slash the calories and carbs of traditional stuffed peppers by swapping white rice for cauliflower "rice." The riced cauliflower is hearty and won't turn to mush during baking. Use an assortment of red, yellow, orange and green peppers to make an appealing presentation.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 4
Mounding a classic Philly cheesesteak mixture in a colorful bell pepper and melting cheese on top is an easy way to skip the bread and cut the carbs.

Fajita-Inspired Chicken-Stuffed Peppers

These chicken-stuffed peppers feature a delicious blend of savory ingredients that closely resemble the flavors of chicken fajitas. The chicken and bean filling fits neatly into a nice, sweet pepper with a cheesy topping. Packaged brown rice makes this dinner super easy, but leftover rice will work just as well!
By Karen Rankin

Chicken Parmesan & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 2
Chicken Parm gets a fun low-carb and gluten-free twist with these cheesy stuffed peppers with chicken and quinoa. Serve with a salad for a healthy dinner that's easy to prep too.

Spanakopita Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 6
These stuffed bell peppers have a filling inspired by the Greek spinach pie, spanakopita, but you don't have to worry about working with phyllo, so they're great for an easy vegetarian dinner.

Air-Fryer Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
Stuffed peppers are a classic family meal--and they're fun to eat, too. Instead of roasting the sweet peppers in the oven, use an air fryer to get them crisp-tender but not soggy.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3 stars 1
These healthy Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers are bursting with flavor. The heat from the hot sauce, the tang from the yogurt and the perfectly crisp-tender bell pepper all come together perfectly in this easy low-carb dinner.
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By Melissa Gray

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chili

Rating: 4 stars 1
Sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with this simple chili recipe. Add one more chipotle pepper if you want to spice up this healthy sweet potato recipe.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

For a satisfying dish with minimal prep, it doesn't get easier than these vegetarian stuffed peppers. Packed with rice, beans and Monterey Jack cheese, these peppers turn tender in the slow cooker.

Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
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!

Shrimp-&-Grits-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
Shrimp and grits are stuffed inside bell peppers and baked in this healthy stuffed peppers recipe. Add the optional hot sauce if you want to give the filling some kick. Look for bell peppers--use any color--with even bottoms, so that they stand upright on their own when they're cooked.

Baked Spinach, Feta & Egg-Stuffed Peppers

Bake eggs directly in a pepper for a gorgeous breakfast dish that all will enjoy. Use any colored bell pepper, just be sure to remove the seeds.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Stuffed Peppers
See how we make this dinnertime classic healthier with lean turkey and brown rice.
Healthy Baked Jalapeño Poppers
With this simple cooking trick, you can make crispy jalapeño poppers—without frying—in your oven.
Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers
Rating: 5 stars
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In this healthy take on a turkey enchilada recipe, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell rather than tortillas to pack an extra serving of veggies into this meal. If you can't find poblano peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers instead.