Spanakopita Stuffed Peppers These stuffed bell peppers have a filling inspired by the Greek spinach pie, spanakopita, but you don’t have to worry about working with phyllo, so they’re great for an easy vegetarian dinner.

total:

50 mins

active:

15 mins

Servings:

4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped shallot
  • 1 (11 ounce) package baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 red bell peppers (about 8 ounces each), cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons shredded part-skim low-moisture mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach in batches and cook, stirring, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in dill, parsley, garlic and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer the spinach mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in ricotta and feta.

    Step 3

    Rub bell peppers with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt. Divide the spinach mixture among the peppers and top each with 1 tablespoon mozzarella. Place in an 8-inch-square baking dish.

    Step 4

    Bake until the peppers are tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper Per Serving: 210 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 4g; fat 14g; saturated fat 5.4g; cholesterol 26.6mg; vitamin a iu 7205.5IU; vitamin c 99.9mg; folate 42.3mcg; calcium 287.3mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 74.3mg; potassium 228.8mg; sodium 415.8mg. Exchanges:

1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 1/2 vegetable

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