Southwest-Inspired Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

By Beth Lipton
Reviewed by Ahna Crum, R.D.N.
March 15, 2023

Here’s a weeknight meal that really satisfies. Along with being sweet, colorful, and hearty, bell peppers are rich in nutrients and compounds like flavonoids that may help reduce inflammation. A good source of fiber, the quinoa stuffing packs a powerful inflammation-fighting punch as well. Mix that with onion, tomatoes, black beans, and taco seasoning, and you have a healthy and flavorful Southwest-inspired meal.

There are plenty of ways to customize this recipe to make it work best for you—use a mild taco seasoning or a spicy one, swap in pintos or another type of bean, or go without cheese to make it dairy free. Some people are sensitive to nightshade vegetables like bell peppers and tomatoes. These are nutritious parts of an anti-inflammatory diet for many people, but if you suspect these ingredients might cause flares for you, talk to your doctor or dietitian about substitutions.

This recipe is: gluten free, vegetarian