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An Illustrated guide to making Stuffed Bell Peppers, aka Capsicums

Updated on October 12, 2012
Stuffed Bell Peppers (Capsicums) served with lamb and salad.
Stuffed Bell Peppers (Capsicums) served with lamb and salad. | Source

Trying to find something healthy that you can feed the family? Or just trying something different for the visitors? Have you over done the treat foods and feel its time to pack in some veggies? I have the recipe for you.

Stuffed peppers (stuffed capsicums), vegetarian or with meat. The options are limitless, as a side dish as the main dish. With or without cheese, if you want to give your body a vitamin packed boost.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 4

Ingredients for Stuffed Peppers (Capsicums)

  • 4 Medium to Large Capsicums (Bell Peppers), Red, Green, Yellow
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Cream Cheese
  • Spinach
  • Tomato

To prepare the delish stuffed capsicum

  1. Pre-heat oven on to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Farenheit)
  2. Core the Bell Pepper's (Capsicum) by cutting around the stalk, ensure you remove all the seeds and the bits the seeds hold on, whilst keeping the capsicum intact.
  3. Mix the spinach, garlic (to taste), thyme (to taste) and rosemary (to taste) it to the cottage cheese.
  4. Dice the tomatoes, place them in the first layer at the bottom of the capsicum. Add a layer of cream cheese (as prepared in step 3) A layer of mushrooms A layer of cream cheese (as prepared in step 3) A layer of olives Repeat until final layer of cream cheese tops the stuffed bell pepper.
  5. Cover with foil (it keeps the cream cheese soft, however if you want it a bit crispy don't cover with foil) Place in pre-heated oven
  6. Variations: Add Lamb in a layer, I'd recommend pre-cooking it first. Cook up some Rice or Cous Cous and add that to step 3.

More Photos of Stuffed Capsicums and the ingredients to go in them

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Mushrooms and Olives to put in the Stuffed Capsicums as a layer.A different angle of the stuffed capsicum with lamb and salad.Tomatoes (Truss Tomatoes) they keep firmer and fresher with the stalks on until use. Frozen spinach (which is difficult to mix in to the cottage cheese - best to get it out of the freeze and put in the fridge before leaving for work)
Mushrooms and Olives to put in the Stuffed Capsicums as a layer.
Mushrooms and Olives to put in the Stuffed Capsicums as a layer. | Source
A different angle of the stuffed capsicum with lamb and salad.
A different angle of the stuffed capsicum with lamb and salad. | Source
Tomatoes (Truss Tomatoes) they keep firmer and fresher with the stalks on until use. Frozen spinach (which is difficult to mix in to the cottage cheese - best to get it out of the freeze and put in the fridge before leaving for work)
Tomatoes (Truss Tomatoes) they keep firmer and fresher with the stalks on until use. Frozen spinach (which is difficult to mix in to the cottage cheese - best to get it out of the freeze and put in the fridge before leaving for work) | Source

Nutritional value of cream cheese (Philadelphia)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 25g
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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