6 Ways to Pick Peppers for Dinner

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We love bell peppers. Served raw, they're a tangy and low-calorie snack and a great addition to any salad. When cooked, their natural sweetness is highlighted. We've picked a pack of pepper recipes that are both delicious and nutritious!
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers: Who says you have to serve fajitas in a flour tortilla? Instead of serving peppers in the fajitas, I serve fajitas in a roasted pepper!

Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers: Serve this on top of a bed of brown rice.

Stuffed Bell Peppers: This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.

Chicken Tostadas with Corn and Peppers: Tostadas top tacos in our book: This knife-and-fork meal lets you pile on more (healthy) toppings!

Easy Baked Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers: Whether served as an appetizer or side dish, these poppers are sure to be a hit!

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Spinach and Feta Cheese: You'll love this simple vegetarian supper.

More pepper recipes & meal ideas:
What is your favorite way to eat peppers?

How do you prefer to eat peppers?

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LIS193 5/17/2020
Great ideas Report
MUSICNUT 11/15/2019
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
DEE107 9/30/2019
looks good Report
RO2BENT 9/8/2019
So many choices Report
MARKSMOM3 9/8/2019
Thanks. These look like recipes I should try! Report
_CYNDY55_ 8/7/2019
Thanks Report
BABY_GIRL69 7/30/2019
My co worker is hooking me up on peppers I'm NOT a huge fan but I'm learning....yikes Report
I love the flavor of bell peppers, but cannot tolerate the texture. I love Stuffed Peppers, where I can easily enjoy just the stuffing. My daughter puts strips of green bell pepper with her roast, so I can savor the flavor but easily set aside the actual pepper strips. Report
I love peppers of all kinds Report
Nice article Report
I've enjoyed bell peppers since I was a child - still enjoy them today. Report
good article Report
thanks Report
I love them grilled, I can do it right on my gas stove! Report
love peppers thanks for the great recipes Report
I love peppers. Report
They are expensive so I just buy them when they go on sale but that is not often. Report
I feel like cooking peppers gives it some extra flavor but I also do like raw peppers too. Report
I'm going to start eating more red peppers since I learned how much vitamin c that they have. :) Report
I like the equally either cooked or raw. I use them often in my cooking. I especially love stuffed bell peppers! This recipe is pretty close to how I make mine! Report
Love the orange and red ones. Yellow is also nice, but green ones don't agree with my insides. Love the orange/red ones raw - when cutting up for a salad, I end up eating most of the pieces before the salad is made. Big pieces of raw bell pepper make nice crunchies on the side for any meal. Also they make nice additions to sandwiches when raw or cooked. Or as the sandwich filling all by themselves, in good bread or rolls or pita bread, usually with vegenaise (eggless mayo) or sometimes cream cheese. Since I can't eat tomatoes very often, I use bell peppers instead in such concoctions. I also freeze pieces for cooking and tossing into blended drinks (Vitamix type whole veg/fruit juices). I make the pieces the right size for the blender and when cooking, just let them defrost enough to cut into smaller pieces (for example, to toss into pasta or rice or millet or just to add to other veggies). Report
This sounds great- I have a freezer drawer filled with sliced & chopped pepppers from last summer's harvest. The recipes on the 6 pepper recipes blog should help me create some new meals. Report
I love peppers any way. I can them "Italian style" when I have an overload. I also roast them for use in Ratatouille to go on top of a Cornmeal Tart (recipe on Sparkpeople) Report
we grow our own peppers - several different varieties - so we don't have to worry about pesticides. We love stuffed pepper soup and diced peppers and onions cooked with our eggs. Report
I loved raw & stuffed bell peppers, Yummy!! Report
I love them cooked or raw and eat them almost daily. They have a lot of vitamins so that's great! Report
They're super for freezing too! I chop up and put in air-tight jars with plastic lids and they're great using in eggs, fajitas, etc. Just throw in frozen. It helps when you can grow them in your garden like I do. Tip: If you don't put them in air-tight containers when freezing, all of your other freezer items will take on a green pepper flavor. No joke! Yep, green pepper flavor ice cream! = ( Report
I love peppers - especially the orange, red, and yellow ones. Good tip is that for fresh eating (relish trays) pick peppers that have three lopes on the bottom - use the four lopes ones for baking, sauteing, etc. Report
I didn't like them growing up but I do now, especially red, orange, and banana peppers, sweet or hot. I like them cooked in a lot of things, especially when they're still a little crunchy. Growing peppers in Texas is super easy. Report
a must have in my house stuffed,diced,strips all ways will work Report
I love peppers, raw and cooked both. I love all kinds of peppers. Report
Definitely not a fan to eat green or red peppers Report
My favorite way to eat green peppers is stuffed w/ Jimmy Dean's original sausage and pizza sauce poured over top, served w/ a half-cup of rice. OR Brown sausage. Dice green pepper and onion, mix w/ browned sausage, pizza sauce and rice. Put in a casserole dish, cover and bake for 30 min. @ 350. YUM. Report
I prefer to not eat them. They taste yucky! Report
thanks for posting these. i just bought some red, orange, yellow, green and purple bell pepper plants yesterday to plant in our garden. i can hardly wait to see how the purple one's will taste. Report
I like peppers but I will only buy the organic ones, as they are otherwise full of pesticides. Check it out on Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" Report
These look like great recipes. I will save these and try for sure!!! Report
I love raw bell peppers. They're great with a sandwich, in a salad, or whatever. I haven't made stuffed bell peppers in a while, but want to. They're delicious, and can be filled with just about anything.
One thing I do when peppers are beginning to go bad. I cut them up in my food processor and freeze them flat in a freezer bag. Then when I'm cooking and need some, I just break off a piece and add it. I also do this with onions and celery. Great way not to have veggies go to waste. Report
I like them both raw and cooked especially in a low-fat parmesan sauce with red peppers, onions and chicken. Report
I love peppers! My mother makes the best stuffed peppers! I've tried to make mine the same way but they never come out like hers. I tried the first recipe shown here. It was OK, but it certainly didn't look as good as the picture. Report
perfect timing - peppers were on sale and I have several in the refrigerator - now I can try some new recipes! Excellent source of Vitamin C. Report
I had peppers for dinner, as in strips of green, red, and orange peppers on my homemade pizza. Report
YUM!!! Lots of new ideas... I only know how to make the one where it is meat and rice and you put it in a pepper with a tomato sauce and cook it... You throw the peppers out... They are just to hold the meat/rice mixture while it cooks.. Thank you! Report
My husband and I both love bell peppers; raw, cooked, stuffed, all are good! Report
I actually cannot eat green peppers at all, and red & yellow in only real small quantities, they tear up my insides. Report
I prefer my peppers cooked, buy only when reasonable and sometimes cut and freeze to add to casseroles l;ater. Report
I wish I could eat them more often, I love them. Can't eat them raw because they REALLY disagree with me and my husband can't eat them cooked... what's a girl to do? Report
I only WISH I could eat them - they're beautiful, and I like the "snap" of a few fresh chopped bits in salad. Too much though, and they don't like me at all. Report
when I was a kid, I thought red peppers would be very hot and spicy. When I finally gave them a chance, I LOVED 'em! Report
On the Worst list of the Dirty Dozen #3 are Bell Peppers
Bell peppers tested positive for up to 15 pesticides on a single sample. So make certain the ones you use are organic. Report