Healthy Recipe: Feta Stuffed Peppers

Prep: 35 min

Bake: 30min

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  • 3 large green peppers
  • ½ lb lean ground beef (>90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (use No Added Salt to cut the Sodium)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • ¾ cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 TBSP. minced fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 TBSP crumbled feta cheese

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, garlic and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 mintues or until orzo is tender.

Spoon into peppers.  Place in an 11 x 7 in baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Cover and bake at 350°F for 30-35 or until peppers are tender.

Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is softened.

 

Nutrition(For 2 halves)

Calories:330, Fat: 9g (Sat fat 4g), 65mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber

 

 

About Janeah Schwarz

Janeah Schwarz is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Manager for Agnesian HealthCare

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