Couscous-Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Couscous and spinach stuffing provides a simple addition to this no-mess bell pepper dish.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
box (5.7 oz) roasted garlic and olive oil-flavored couscous mix
1 1/4
cups water
2
large red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
1
cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Steps

  • 1 Cook couscous in water as directed on box, omitting oil; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish, arrange bell pepper halves; add 2 tablespoons water. Cover with microwavable waxed paper. Microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or just until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir spinach and cheese into couscous. Spoon mixture into pepper halves.
  • 1 Cook couscous in water as directed on box, omitting oil; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish, arrange bell pepper halves; add 2 tablespoons water. Cover with microwavable waxed paper. Microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or just until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir spinach and cheese into couscous. Spoon mixture into pepper halves.

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Expert Tips

Looking for quick and easy recipes served in a different way? No need to precook the peppers in this recipe!

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
1030mg
1030%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%;
Vitamin C
180%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.