This summer I had stuffed peppers for the first time. I had been wanting to try them for a number of months, and once I tried them I knew they would be a staple in my meal plans! Last week I made my favorite stuffed peppers yet, so I wanted to share them with you!


  • Red and Green Pepper
  • Cous Cous (can also use quinoa or rice)
  • Black beans
  • Cheese
  • Spices

To start off I cut the peppers in half and cleaned out the seeds. I popped them into a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes to soften them up a bit. While they were cooking, I cooked some cous cous. I wouldn’t normally choose this over quinoa, but I was looking for something different, and cous cous is a great form of protein. I chose a red pepper and garlic flavored type, so I didn’t need to add any other spices. Once that was done cooking, I mixed in some black beans, and then filled the peppers with the mix and put cheese on top.


I proceeded to put this back into the oven for another 10 minutes to let it all set together. These held up really well in the refrigerator, and before I ate one I’d sprinkle a little more cheese on top and microwave for about 70-75 seconds.

stuffed pepper

This was another meal that took almost no cook time but was incredibly delicious and healthy.

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Now it’s your turn to share! Have you ever tried cous cous? What’s your favorite “quick and healthy” go to meal?

©2013, Journey to Wellness, Caroline