Detalles de la receta

Cheese and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Número de Porciones: 4

Tamaño de la porción: 2 stuffed pepper halves with sauce

These very tasty stuffed peppers are a good choice when you want a meatless meal. You can use left-over rice, or ready some quick-cooking rice to use in the filling.

Nombre: Cantidad:
(about 4-in long) green peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds and stems removed 4 large
6-oz package fresh, ready-to-use baby leaf spinach 1
shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese 2 cups
1 percent fat (not salt-free) cottage cheese 1.50 cups
cooked brown or white rice 1.50 cups
chopped fresh parsley leaves 0.50 cup
grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp
dried oregano leaves 1 tsp
minced garlic 1 tsp
to 3 drops hot pepper sauce or a pin of ground hot red pepper 2
no-salt added or reduced-sodium tomato sauce 0.50 cup

Spray a 9 1/2 x 13-in baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


In a large pot, place the pepper halves in boiling water, and boil for 6 minutes until the peppers are slightly tender when tested with a fork.


Place the spinach in a large colander set in the sink. Pour the peppers and boiling water over the spinach; the leaves will wilt. Drain the peppers and spinach well. Place the peppers, cut- side up, in the baking pan. Squeeze out the excess moisture from the spinach.


In a large bowl, stir together the mozzarella, cottage cheese, rice, parsley, Parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic, and hot pepper sauce or red pepper. Coarsely chop the spinach and stir it into the filling.


Put the cheese mixture in the pepper halves, dividing evenly.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on the center oven rack or until the filling is cooked through and the peppers are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven, and top with tomato sauce, dividing it evenly. Bake an additional 4 or 5 minutes.

Información nutricional (por porción)
Calorías 283
Calorías de grasa 27
Grasa total 3g
Grasa saturada 1g
Colesterol 14mg
Sodio 707mg
Potasio n/a
Carbohidratos 35g
Fibra dietética 7g
Azúcares 9g
Proteína 29g
Vitamina A n/a
Vitamina C n/a
Calcio n/a
Hierro n/a
Ácido fólico n/a
Intercambio alimenticio 2 Starch 1 Vegetable 1 Lean Meat