Everything you love about your favorite pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms stuffed into a healthy bell pepper. I even use pre-cooked rice to save time on a weeknight.
I love making stuffed peppers during the week. They’re an easy way to add something yummy inside of a vegetable to make sure you’re getting enough of those in your diet. Sometimes, I even keep pre-cooked fillings on hand for stuffing inside of peppers for dinner.
But the other week, I found myself in the mood for pizza. I thought, why not take all of my favorite pizza ingredients, sans crust, and stuff them inside of a pepper and call it a day?
The result was delicious. I actually used pre-cooked, bagged rice instead of waiting 30 minutes for some to cook. Since pepperoni is already cooked, all I had to do was stir the filling together, stuff and bake!
The halved peppers cook more quickly than a whole pepper stuffed and stood upright, so your cook time will be much faster. Did you know there are a couple of ways to cut peppers for stuffing? Check this out.
Of course, you can make your own rice if you’d like instadof using pre-cooked. You could also swap out the mushrooms for another vegetable if you’d like – broccoli florets would be a fun twist. Use turkey pepperoni if you’d like to keep it even lighter, too.
Any way you try them, these Pizza Stuffed Peppers will be a tried and true staple in your house, too.
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