Stuffed Quinoa Peppers with Eggs

Stuffed Quinoa Peppers with Eggs
  • 40M Total Time

  • 10M Prep Time

  • 14 Ingredients

  • 4 Servings

Looking for a taste of summer? This version of stuffed peppers is light and full of fresh flavors. Added bonus: each serving has only 210 calories!


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F. HEAT oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat. COOK onion, eggplant, garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper for about 5 minutes or until eggplant starts to soften. STIR in tomato paste and COOK for 1 minute. STIR in tomatoes; COOK for about 5 minutes or until eggplant and tomatoes are tender.

  2. REMOVE from heat and STIR in quinoa and half of the parsley. SPOON quinoa and vegetable mixture evenly into red pepper halves. ARRANGE in greased baking dish. COVER with foil. BAKE for about 20 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp.

  3. REMOVE foil. CRACK egg into each stuffed pepper and SPRINKLE with feta. BAKE, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until peppers are tender and eggs whites are set or until desired doneness. SPRINKLE with remaining parsley.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup eggplant, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. each paprika and dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped, divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers, halved
  • 4 EGGS
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled fat-free feta cheese


Use smoked sweet paprika, if desired, instead of paprika.

Substitute brown rice, farro or barley for quinoa.

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To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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