Eat the rainbow with stuffed bell peppers! Enjoy this Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers recipe, a healthy weeknight meal.

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

Perfect for dinner tonight, these Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers. Also delicious as leftovers the next day for lunch! If you love mini peppers, give these Tasty Taco Mini Stuffed Peppers a try – delish as an appetizer or a light meal.

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

We love this easy weeknight meal. Especially with summer peppers, this makes the easiest dinner to get on the table in no time. Let’s get started with these simple  ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken Italian sausage links (I buy at Trader Joe’s)
  • Onion + garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Grated mozzarella cheese blend
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Large bell peppers (use a variety of colors)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Toppings: sour cream and cilantro

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

Cheesy Quinoa Peppers

Enjoy these stuffed peppers for a lovely weeknight meal.

Make ahead, following all the steps to the very end. Step away from the kitchen, and then back to broiling the cheese on top; ready to serve!

Easy, peasy!

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

How do you make quinoa?

Easy way to make quinoa is in the rice cooker on “white rice” setting. 1:1 ratio; 1 cup of quinoa to 1 cup of water!

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

How to make Cheesy Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

You can grab the full recipe (print off) below, but here’s how to make the cheesy peppers!

  1. Precook the quinoa according to package directions (or follow my tips).
  2. Place the peppers in a 9×13 pan, cut sides facing up, and bake.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft.
  4. Add the chicken sausage, breaking apart with a spatula, and cook. Drain off the fat; season with Italian seasoning.
  5. Add in the cooked quinoa, drained tomatoes, and some cheese to the meat mixture; salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook through and add the fresh squeezed lime; stir more.
  6. Remove the peppers from the oven; drain off any liquid. Switch the heat over to BROIL.
  7. Divide the meat into each pepper half; sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the peppers. Place the peppers back into the 9×13 pan.
  8. Broil until cheese is melted on top.

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

Add our favorite toppings, like sour cream, fresh herbs, salsa, or even guacamole!

Oh, and these are delicious if you need to reheat them. We just zap in the microwave, but you can also reheat in the oven.

3 minute exercise to enjoy nature, and then come back to cheesy peppers!

On a beautiful day, our family of 5 walked up to a nearby landing, to enjoy the view with the kids. As we enjoyed watching our puppies running around, my husband slowed us down and set his watch for 3 minutes.

Here, for 3 minutes, the 5 of us sat in silence, overlooking nature.

Let me just say, this was the best 3 minutes. Thoughts became brighter, and my heart became more joyful. The quieter you become, the more you can hear! Our world, spinning so fast around us, but when we slow down, God speaks in the silence of the heart.

It may seem small, but that was a little gift I was given on this day. Even on family walks, there’s so much commotion, as we’re all talking, having fun, laughing, meeting other people on the path, constantly chatting about our dogs (ha), and just having fun as a family! This is an exercise I think families need more of!

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

I love how simple family meals can be, and honestly, when we’re all loving each other and having fun together, there’s so much appreciation for the good things in life.

Food is one of those good things!

ENJOY!

quinoa peppers stuffed

More stuffed pepper recipes to try:

Taco-Stuffed Peppers Recipe [with VIDEO + awesome if you love tacos!]

Low-Carb Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Peppers [Kalyn’s Kitchen]

Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers [Foodie Crush]

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Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers

Easy way to make quinoa is in the rice cooker on "white rice" setting. 1:1 ratio; 1 cup of quinoa to 1 cup of water!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken Italian sausage links, about 6 links, casing removed. (I buy at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, I use DeLallo
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella cheese blend, I buy “lite” from Trader Joe’s, divided
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed (use a variety of colors)
  • Juice of 1 lime

Toppings:

  • Sour cream, cilantro, salsa, guacamole

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Precook the quinoa according to package directions.
  • Place the peppers in a 9x13 pan, cut sides facing up, and bake until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken sausage, breaking apart with a spatula, and cook until cooked through, 5-6 mintues. Drain off the fat; season with Italian seasoning.
  • Add in the cooked quinoa, drained tomatoes, and 1 cup cheese to the meat mixture; salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes; add the fresh squeezed lime; stir more.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven; drain off any liquid. Switch the heat over to BROIL.
  • Divide the meat into each pepper half; sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of the peppers.
  • Place the peppers back into the 9x13 pan.
  • Broil 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted on top!
  • Serve hot with sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro!

Notes

Reposted from January 2018.
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Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Sausage Quinoa Peppers Recipe

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