Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Adapted from University of Nebraska Lincoln Nutrition Education Program


  • 4 red or green bell peppers
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion
  • 1 cup basil leaves or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil a large shallow baking pan and set aside.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  3. Arrange peppers cut sides up in baking pan and lightly oil cut edges of stems.
  4. Halve cherry tomatoes and chop onion and basil. Finely chop garlic.
  5. In a bowl, toss tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  6. Divide mixture into peppers and roast in oven until tender, about 20 minutes.

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Sydney Knowles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney KnowlesExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sydney Email Sydney N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center
Posted on Jul 11, 2022
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