Saturday, October 1, 2011

Zucchini Stuffed Peppers


I had extra orange peppers in my fridge and was hungry for stuffed peppers.
I wondered how it would work to stuff them with a quiche mixture.
We loved the result and I'll make them again.
It's also one more recipe for that bumper zucchini crop.
Because we're empty-nesters, this recipe will only serve 2
but you could easily double or triple the recipe.

  • 2 medium sized yellow, orange or red bell peppers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (pat out on paper towel to absorb excess moisture)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • 1 rounded tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Carefully cut around the stem of the pepper, take the stem and twist to lift out the seeds. Remove rib membranes and any loose seeds. If necessary, slice a very thin piece off the bottom (without cutting into the body of the pepper) to make each pepper stand upright. Place in parchment lined baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine egg and milk and beat well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to mix it all well.
  4. Spoon mixture into hollowed out peppers.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 3/4 to 1 hour. Insert a knife into egg mixture - if knife comes out clean it is done.
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.


13 comments:

  1. brilliant idea, i am liking this....

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  2. fantastic idea! I always do some sort of rice or risotto filling. I love love this idea!

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  3. instead of cutting off the bottom of the pepper, just bake them in muffin pans, a big mega muffin pan holds the largest peppers, or regular for smaller peppers.

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  4. What an inspired idea! I am thinking this is perfect for my lunch box, with a salad and some crackers.

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  5. This sounds wonderful..perfect to bake in a muffin tin as geezermom said.

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  6. not sure if anyone else experienced this, but it seems the printer friendly version of this is not working. problem with the site? anyway, this recipe looks awesome! gonna try it tonight!

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  7. Ladies - I too am a zucchini lover. Thought I would share my favorite way to enjoy them..
    Slice in half lengthwise. Sprinkle with a bit of Montreal steak spice and cook on BBQ- turning once until tender.
    Once cooked sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
    Once you try this you will never have any leftover zucchini. I Hope you try it :)

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  8. I could kiss you for this recipe! No breadcrumbs and no meat!! Perfect for many reasons. xo

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  9. Made this last night with a few modifications for ingredients available in my house but it was SO tasty!

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  10. Great recipe! I'll definitely try it!

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  11. I made these last night for supper. I really like the taste of them, but my huband and teenagers were not crazy about them. I think they did not like the idea of a quiche-type thing for supper. We also found them to be quite watery, even though I had reduced the amount of milk by 1/3.

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  12. Lorrie, I wonder if the shredded zucchini was too moist (I pat it dry on paper towels) or if you baked them long enough. Another thing you could try is to substitute half and half cream for the milk.

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