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Stuffed Peppers for Four

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Truly a meal in one, this quick supper has it all: Veggies, meat, pasta and sauce, packed into tender peppers. It’ll look so pretty on your table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Stuffed Peppers for Four Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 4 medium sweet peppers (any color)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend, thawed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Cut and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. Place in a 3-qt. round microwave-safe dish. Add water; microwave, covered, on high until peppers are crisp-tender, 7-9 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in pasta sauce, vegetables, 1/4 cup cheese and orzo. Spoon into peppers. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on high until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pepper: 448 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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