These vegetarian stuffed bell peppers are a staple at our house, we make them at least once a month! They’re super easy to put together, plus they are vegetarian AND gluten-free! I sometimes worry about vegetarian meals being very filling, but trust me, this recipe will leave you stuffed.
This recipe is PACKED with flavor, though not “spicy”. However, if you are extra sensitive to spice, limit the amount of cayenne pepper that you add in.
If you’re looking for another vegetarian recipe, try out this slow cooker vegetarian tortellini soup!
Adapt these vegetarian stuffed bell peppers to your preferences
I used to make these stuffed bell peppers with rice, but I have a newly found love for quinoa–and I feel like it goes so perfectly with this recipe! That said, use whichever you prefer.
You can also make this recipe dairy-free if you choose–just leave out the cheese.
Also, as stated before, if you’re sensitive to spice, only add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. However, if you want it to be extra spicy, try keeping in the seeds from the jalapeño–this will definitely add an extra kick.
You also don’t need to use red, orange, and yellow bell peppers. If you don’t like the flavor of one of the colors, just substitute it for another one. However, I find green bell peppers to be too bitter for this recipe–so I tend to avoid those.