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Cheesy Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Here’s a great meatless option that is also gluten-free and loaded with flavour, making it a perfect dinner solution any night of the week for the whole family.

  • Yields: 8
  • Preparation: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) STIRLING - Stirling Creamery Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (375mL) IVANHOE - Smoked Gouda, shredded and divided
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp (5mL) honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) pepper
  • 2 cups (500mL) cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (250mL) baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) walnuts, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) cranberries, dried
  • 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Whisk together melted butter, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle over quinoa and toss to coat.
  2. Toss together quinoa mixture, 1 cup (250 mL) cheese, spinach, green onion, half of the walnuts and cranberries. Spoon into bell peppers, mounding if necessary to use all of the filling. Arrange peppers in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil. Toss remaining cheese with remaining walnuts; sprinkle over peppers. Bake for about 15 minutes or until peppers are tender, filling is heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  • Boost the protein by adding a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas or cooked ground turkey to the filling.
Photo of - Cheesy Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) STIRLING - Stirling Creamery Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (375mL) IVANHOE - Smoked Gouda, shredded and divided
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp (5mL) honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) pepper
  • 2 cups (500mL) cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (250mL) baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) walnuts, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) cranberries, dried
  • 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded