In our house, bell peppers have always been a must-have. They're delicious, versatile, colourful, and a fantastic addition to practically any meal. Stuffing the bell peppers, on the other hand, takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness! I mean, talk about a flavour match made in heaven. I'm getting hungry just thinking about oven-roasted tender bell peppers with a filling of various fresh vegetables, rice, and cheese, all topped with our favourite cashew sauce!
“Love at first bite!”
These nutritious stuffed bell peppers are ideal for a family dinner on a Sunday night. They're classy, flavourful, and, because to the variety of ingredients (vegetables, grains, plant protein, and cheese), they're a complete meal on their own. Of course, these are the ingredients we chose, but as we'll explain below, stuffed bell peppers can be made with a variety of ingredients!
A more classic version of this recipe would be using ground beef, which can also easily be added to this recipe in addition to veggies or substituting them. It's also optional to top the peppers with cheese, but we prefer ours with it! In any case, there's plenty of wiggle room in this recipe to add or replace ingredients of your choice.
Mixing up the seasoning is another simple way to give this meal your own unique spin. Mexican and Italian seasonings are popular for this recipe, and we used Mexican flavours and seasonings for the most part. The creamy cashew sauce contrasts nicely with the spicy Mexican flavours and pairs together harmoniously.
While the end result is very stunning, it is preferable to have a little extra time on hand for this recipe. While the dish is simple, the overall preparation time can take around 50 minutes. Which, in our perspective, is fine because this isn't a typical recipe, but one that can easily surprise others with your culinary skills. Regardless of your culinary skills, we're confident that this delicious stuffed bell peppers recipe will not disappoint!
For this recipe, choose flat-bottomed peppers; they will sit well on the baking dish and make stuffing easier!
The stuffing for the bell peppers in this recipe is plant based but can alternatively be substituted with ground beef depending on your diet preference. On the other hand, you can use a vegan cheese mix to make this recipe completely vegan.