Healthy Harvest Stuffed Peppers

Today we are linking up with Deborah for her Meatless Monday link up.  As we transition our blog (as mentioned in Friday's post), we hope to offer more food posts so please be sure to check back from time to time if you enjoy this one!

One of my favorite meals is Stuffed Peppers. I usually make them the "traditional way" with green peppers stuffed with rice, ground beef, and cheese and covered in spaghetti sauce.  I never tire of that old favorite.

However, this past week when I saw the tri colored peppers in the store, I just knew I needed to make something "Harvesty". 

This looks like I used  a lot of ingredients for these peppers, but actually I only used three!

1. Peppers

2. 1 bag of  frozen Butternut Squash Blend (with spinach, red onion, and cranberries in a garlic herb sauce)

3. I bag of frozen Butternut Squash Risotto ( with carrots, onions, parsley, and spices in a creamy sauce).

Prepare peppers as usually. I cut mine and half and then boiled them for a few minutes

In a large skillet  I cooked the  Butternut squash blend and the Butternut squash Risotto. 

I put the peppers in a casserole pan and stuffed them with the Butternut squash blend and Risotto. I only made 6 peppers so I had a little extra stuffing left over that I just put in the casserole pan. 

I was planning on making my own sauce for over top (something with a brown sugar base), although that wouldn't have been very healthy. However, I was very pleased to see that there was plenty of sauce made from the Risotto blend that I was able to pour right over the peppers!

I baked them in the oven (uncovered) for about 25-30 minutes and they turned out great!

To add additional protein you can add chopped up chicken. I used some garlic herb flavored chicken breast in a few of these.


  1. I love stuffed peppers and this looks like a great fall harvest twist!

  2. I haven't made stuffed peppers in a while--these look so, so good! *-*

  3. These look really good! I would definitely add some chicken or something but I never thought of butternut squash and cran! Thanks for this recipe!

  4. I always have the hardest time making peppers. They either are too hard to eat, or there's too much water in them - I do something wrong - EVERY TIME. UGH.

    1. I actually boiled mine first this time and that is something I dont usually do.

  5. I'm not a stuffed pepper fan, but I like the direction you are taking this blog! :)

  6. So fun to see you all doing a recipe post. Thanks for linking up with us for meatless Monday today. I love stuffed peppers-they are so easy to customize with seasonal ingredients.

  7. I love stuffed peppers as well! Love the shortcuts too

  8. This sounds delicious! I love stuffed peppers so I'm going to save this for later. Thank you!!

  9. I was just thinking about stuffed peppers, so good! I use to have them all the time as a kid.


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