Gluten Free and Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

Gluten free and vegan stuffed bell peppers: yummy stuffed bell peppers that are delicious, nutrient dense, and easy to make! Definitely one to make again for the family! | via The Spirited Violet

Our first year of marriage, Devin cooked my stuffed bell peppers for a date night in- that was my first time eating them and they have been a favorite since! I made this particular vegan stuffed bell pepper recipe because it isn’t as complicated as many stuffed bell pepper recipes I’ve tried to cook up in the past, but also because meat is expensive so we are always trying meat substitutes.

As someone who isn’t really traditionally a fan of mushrooms, I love the heartiness the mushrooms add to the recipe. Additionally, I much preferred the Ragu Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic sauce because of the flavor and texture; I’ve found that often stuffed bell pepper recipes have tomato paste and I always think that tastes really bitter!

Gluten free and vegan stuffed bell peppers: yummy stuffed bell peppers that are delicious, nutrient dense, and easy to make! Definitely one to make again for the family! | via The Spirited Violet

Gluten Free and Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 chopped sweet onion
  3. 1 chopped zunchini
  4. 4 cups chopped mushrooms
  5. 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  6. 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  8. 1 tablespoon parsley
  9. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  12. 2 1/2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  13. 2 cups of Ragu Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce
Instructions
  1. Cook brown rice
  2. Cut tops off bell peppers; discard seeds and membranes.
  3. Cook peppers in boiling water 5 minutes; drain.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add chopped onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until tender.
  7. Add rice to the skillet with the ragu sauce and all of the recipe seasonings and mix.
  8. Spoon 3/4 cup rice mixture into each bell pepper.
  9. Place stuffed bell peppers in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Parmesan cheese can be added prior to baking the stuffed bell peppers for a vegetarian option.
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Gluten free and vegan stuffed bell peppers: yummy stuffed bell peppers that are delicious, nutrient dense, and easy to make! Definitely one to make again for the family! | via The Spirited VioletGluten free and vegan stuffed bell peppers: yummy stuffed bell peppers that are delicious, nutrient dense, and easy to make! Definitely one to make again for the family! | via The Spirited Violet
This is my first experience with the new line of Ragu homestyle sauces and I’m a big fan! I will definitely be trying the other flavors they have because I loved how it saved me some time on the recipe too 🙂 .

Do you love stuffed bell peppers too? What are your favorite ingredients for them?

  • This sounds FANTASTIC!!! Love stuffed peppers!

  • This sounds FANTASTIC!!! Love stuffed peppers!

  • These look great! What a great way to work in a little zucchini from the garden too!

    • Thank you!! If people wanted to do a paleo alternative, sweet potatoes instead rice would be great too!

  • These look great! What a great way to work in a little zucchini from the garden too!

  • YUM! Stuffed bell peppers were never my favorite when I was growing up, but now, I adore them! I have a feeling my husband would be all about this recipe, too, even though it doesn’t have any meat, because he’s a stuffed pepper fan!

    • I’m a meat lover too and I don’t miss the meat with the texture of the pecans, almonds, and mushrooms. You’ll have to give me a heads up if you try it! 😀

      • Absolutely! This is such a fun combination, and I love that you don’t miss the meat because of it. I’ll let you know whenever we give it a try! Thanks, again.

  • YUM! Stuffed bell peppers were never my favorite when I was growing up, but now, I adore them! I have a feeling my husband would be all about this recipe, too, even though it doesn’t have any meat, because he’s a stuffed pepper fan!

    • I’m a meat lover too and I don’t miss the meat with the texture of the pecans, almonds, and mushrooms. You’ll have to give me a heads up if you try it! 😀

      • Absolutely! This is such a fun combination, and I love that you don’t miss the meat because of it. I’ll let you know whenever we give it a try! Thanks, again.

  • Ohhhhh, deliciousness!

  • Ohhhhh, deliciousness!

  • Looks so good! Don’t you just love yellow peppers too. The perfect combo of flavors. Can’t wait to try your yummy recipe.

  • Looks so good! Don’t you just love yellow peppers too. The perfect combo of flavors. Can’t wait to try your yummy recipe.

  • Mary

    I love stuffed peppers but have not made them with yellow ones. This looks delicious!

  • Mary

    I love stuffed peppers but have not made them with yellow ones. This looks delicious!

  • Yum!!! This looks really good!

  • Yum!!! This looks really good!

  • These sound so flavorful!!

  • These sound so flavorful!!

  • HS kraftmaking

    I love this Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe.

  • HS kraftmaking

    I love this Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe.

  • Julie Wood

    Your Gluten Free and Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers look healthy and delicious! I will have to make these for dinner!

  • Julie Wood

    Your Gluten Free and Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers look healthy and delicious! I will have to make these for dinner!

  • Kristin G

    Those peppers look delicious! I don’t use yellow peppers enough in my cooking.

  • Kristin G

    Those peppers look delicious! I don’t use yellow peppers enough in my cooking.

  • Elena

    Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  • Elena

    Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  • Tracie Cooper

    I would love to make these recipe for Sunday dinner! It looks amazing! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

  • Tracie Cooper

    I would love to make these recipe for Sunday dinner! It looks amazing! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

  • shellypeterson

    This recipe looks really good. I haven’t had stuffed peppers in a long time.

  • shellypeterson

    This recipe looks really good. I haven’t had stuffed peppers in a long time.

  • Laurajj

    Oh these look so good! I love making stuffed peppers, but mine as so basic with just rice, spaghetti sauce, hamburger, and mozzarella cheese. I have to give yours a try!!! Sound so amazing!

    • With the mushrooms, I didn’t miss the meat and I am definitely a meat eater! That mozzarella cheese sounds amazing!! 🙂

  • Laurajj

    Oh these look so good! I love making stuffed peppers, but mine as so basic with just rice, spaghetti sauce, hamburger, and mozzarella cheese. I have to give yours a try!!! Sound so amazing!

    • With the mushrooms, I didn’t miss the meat and I am definitely a meat eater! That mozzarella cheese sounds amazing!! 🙂

  • Starla

    These look delicious and so perfect for our hot weather! I love the bright yellow pepper! starla.bates@yahoo .com

    • They were the cheapest at the grocery store on the day that I went ;). I liked that it was kind of sweet with the mushrooms though!!

  • Starla

    These look delicious and so perfect for our hot weather! I love the bright yellow pepper! starla.bates@yahoo .com

    • They were the cheapest at the grocery store on the day that I went ;). I liked that it was kind of sweet with the mushrooms though!!

  • I actually LOVE stuffed peppers but don’t eat the pepper lol…I like the filling and the flavor from the pepper but just don’t like to eat the pepper…weird I know!

    • Sometimes I just eat the bell pepper stuffing because the bell pepper starts to feel like it is getting in the way haha! I feel ya 🙂

  • I actually LOVE stuffed peppers but don’t eat the pepper lol…I like the filling and the flavor from the pepper but just don’t like to eat the pepper…weird I know!

    • Sometimes I just eat the bell pepper stuffing because the bell pepper starts to feel like it is getting in the way haha! I feel ya 🙂