Pronto Vegetarian Peppers Recipe
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Pronto Vegetarian Peppers Recipe

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In the summer I love to serve these peppers with salad and a roll. At the end of summer, I freeze them for cold months when produce costs are high. For a hot meal on a cold day, I love to serve them with a side of warm pasta tossed in olive oil. —Renee Hollobaugh, Altoona, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 large sweet red peppers
  • 1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed pepper halves: 341 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 11g fiber), 19g protein


  1. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Place peppers in an ungreased shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, rice and water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in the beans, corn, onions and pepper flakes; spoon into peppers.
  3. Sprinkle with cheeses. Microwave, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pronto Vegetarian Peppers in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p28

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Good idea - hubby loves stuffed peppers...thanks Renee!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Made these the other night & loved them. Work great as leftovers if you make extras. We had small peppers so we used 4 small peppers, a 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes & increased the rice to 1/2 cup. Also finished the peppers off in the oven. Excellent"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"I made them in the oven instead of the microwave and they were still delicious. I baked at 400 for 30 minutes. Fantastic recipe!!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"Looks fantastic! Anyone have any advice on how to make it in the oven instead of microwave?"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"I have made this many times. My husband insists on meat with his meals and so I slice a cooked chicken/apple sausage link into rounds and tuck them into the filled peppers. Totally delicious!"

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