Stuffed Chile Peppers

This Mexican-inspired meal for two gets a kick from fresh jalepeño peppers and Anaheim chilis that are perfectly balanced with salsa and yogurt topping.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 2

Ingredients

1/3
cup boiling water
2
tablespoons uncooked bulgur
1/3
cup frozen (thawed) whole kernel corn
1/3
cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
2
cans (4 ounces each) roasted whole chile peppers or 4 fresh Anaheim chilies, roasted and peeled*
1/4
cup reduced-sodium salsa
1/4
cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Spray square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches, with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, pour water over bulgur. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir in corn, 1/4 cup of the cheese, the jalapeño pepper, marjoram and garlic powder.
  • 3 Slice chilies along one side; remove ribs and seeds. Drain well. Stuff about 1/4 cup filling into each chile. Place seam side down in baking dish. Top with salsa and remaining cheese.
  • 4 Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until hot. Just before serving, spoon yogurt over chilies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    500mg
    500%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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