Stuffed Pepper Quinoa Skillet

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 24 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Stuffed Pepper Quinoa Skillet is everything you love about classic stuffed peppers made conveniently as a one-skillet meal! 



3 tbsp olive oil

3 bell peppers*, cored and sliced

1 large onion, chopped

2 large garlic cloves, crushed

1 pound ground beef

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp oregano

2 cups cooked tricolored quinoa

1 28oz can crushed tomatoes in tomato purée

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


Preheat oven to 400°F

Add the olive oil to a large, cast iron skillet, heat over medium-high heat

Add the sliced bell peppers and chopped onion

Using a wooden spoon sauté for 3-4 minutes

Add the garlic, sauté 1-2 more minutes

Press the vegetables to the side of the skillet and add the ground beef, salt and oregano

Working with the wooden spoon, break up the meat while it cooks, about 3-4 minutes

Mix the vegetables from the side of the skillet in with the meat

Add the cooked quinoa, mix to combine

Pour in the can of crushed tomato puree, mix

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes

Add 1/2 cup of cheese and mix it in to the skillet

Add the remaining cheese on top

Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes

Turn the oven to broil for 1 minute to brown the cheese**

Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.



*I used 1 yellow, 1 red and 1 orange

**Optional, be careful not to let the cheese burn

  • Category: skillet meals

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