Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Low Fat Cheese topping. Recipe

Published Friday, Jan 24 2014, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Now, thanks to lower-fat cheese being increasingly available, these days we don't have to feel quite so guilty about eating it!

After all, it's a great source of nutrients and because there's no meat in this delicious stuffed peppers meal it's a great one to kick start your healthy eating campaign as it's packed full of goodness from the veggies.

Stuffed Peppers

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 150g small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 16 pitted black olives, halved
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce
  • 175g/6oz Lighter Choice Mature, grated
  • 25g/1oz dried white breadcrumbs
  • 4 red peppers


1 Preheat the oven to 200oC/Fan 180oC/Gas Mark 6. Cut the peppers in half through the stalk and carefully remove the seeds. Place the peppers cut side up in a baking dish.

2 Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and saute for 5 minutes until it is softened. Remove from the heat and stir in the tomatoes, olives, pesto, breadcrumbs and mix well. Stir in half the cheese.

3 Divide the mixture between the peppers. Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, scatter over the remaining cheese and bake for a further 20 minutes until the peppers are tender and golden. Serve two per person with salad.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25- 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4, 292kcal, 15.9g protein, 17.7g fat, 7.3g saturated fat, 4.2g fibre, 1.23g salt. Contains over a third of your RDA of calcium and vit C and counts for 3 of your 5-A-DAY

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