Take your taste buds on a spicy field trip with our quinoa stuffed peppers! Today, we give you a Mexican inspired spin on stuffed peppers. Stuffed peppers make for a perfectly balanced meal that is also a delicious treat. Not to mention they're fun and easy to make! What we really love about this recipe is that it's a great plant based meal prep idea. Many people are changing their diets for sustainability and health. We totally support that here at MPOF! Along with our quinoa stuffed peppers, we have a plethora of vegan and plant-based meal prep recipes. Start here, and give the rest of our recipes a try! We take peppers, split them in half, and stuff them with soy chorizo, quinoa, and plant-based cheese. These delectable delights are served with salsa and cilantro to bring all the Mexican flavors together for a south of the border taste that's healthier than most traditional dishes. Do our quinoa stuffed peppers sound amazing? Then keep reading for the recipe!
You won’t miss the meat with these smoky and spicy vegetarian stuffed peppers! Quinoa and soy chorizo provide hearty texture along with fire-roasted corn for a southwestern inspired dish that feeds hunger without a ton of calories.
Vegetarian Chorizo and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Ingredients:
- 4 medium bell peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped white onion
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup frozen fire-roasted corn kernels
- 6 oz. soy chorizo (casing removed)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- ½ cup plant-based shredded cheese
- ½ cup salsa
- 4 tablespoon chopped cilantro
How long will Vegetarian Chorizo and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers last for?
You have four days to enjoy your plant-based quinoa stuffed peppers. Be sure to store them in an airtight container like our Goodcook Meal Prep containers sold on Amazon. Proper storage is key to maximum freshness! Pro tip: stuff peppers a day ahead of time to save meal prepping time. Just add 10 minutes to the cooking time when making them the next day.
Can Keto Stuffed Peppers be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze quinoa stuffed peppers. Follow the recipe below for cooking and then freeze them all together in a casserole dish or individually wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in a labeled freezer bag. We recommend freezing them for no longer than three months.
How do you make Vegetarian Chorizo and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers?
If you're thinking this amazing-looking plant based meal prep recipe takes forever to cook, you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that these quinoa stuffed peppers take less than 1 hour to cook. Simply slice and bake the peppers for 15 minutes, cook the soy chorizo, corn, and tomato sauce, stuff the peppers, and top with plant-based cheese. Put some salsa and cilantro in sauce cups for more toppings, store in the fridge, and that's it! Here's the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
How to portion Vegetarian Chorizo and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers?
Once your quinoa stuffed peppers cool down, grab 4 dual-compartment meal prep containers to place your peppers and toppings into.
More stuffed peppers meal prep recipes:
- Cajun Stuffed Peppers
- Sheet Pan Zesty Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Simple Stuffed Enjoya Bell Peppers
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Pepper Meal Prep
- Bacon Jalapeño Poppers
Other tips for making Vegetarian Chorizo and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers:
- Experiment with different pepper cuts. We cut them lengthwise, but you can cut the tops off and use whole peppers.
- Try grilling your peppers or heating them over an open fire before baking for a smoky flavor.
- Use leftover quinoa if you have it to save on time.