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Feta Stuffed Peppers

One of my favorite meals when I was younger was a recipe my mother made called Quick Chili Rice Casserole. I put a Greek spin on it and stuffed it in a pepper. It works great paired with a garden salad and fresh bread. —Sacha Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large green peppers
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; invert onto paper towels.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomatoes, spinach, orzo, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until orzo is tender.
  • Spoon into peppers. Place in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is softened.
Nutrition Facts
2 stuffed pepper halves: 369 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 13g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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