Stuffed peppers for a perfect birthday dinner

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It’s one of the coldest days in the Tampa Bay area and it’s also my husband’s birthday.  All we want to do is stay warm, watch movies, and eat some comfort food.  I have some bell peppers in the fridge as well as some left-over salmon.   Therefore, for dinner, I decided to make stuffed peppers.

They are hearty, flavorful, and the perfect comfort food for his birthday celebration.

Birthday table setting

Let me share how I made them.  Remember to tell me if you like stuffed peppers or if make them similar to mine.

Ingredients

Ingredients for stuffed peppers

1 cup of cooked rice (I made rice and vegetables)

Leftover salmon shredded

1 onion diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tomatoes seeded and finely diced

½   cup mozzarella cheese

½ cup cheddar cheese

2 tbsp of olive oil

Salt, pepper, pepper flakes

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the tops off the peppers.  Remove and discard the stems.

Take the tops, chop them, and set them aside.  Place the peppers cut-side up into a baking dish.

Heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin oil in a skillet, add the onion, the chopped garlic, the peppers.  Cook for 3 minutes, add some salt.

Onions, pepper, garlic, salt, black pepper

Add the tomatoes, cook for 1 minute.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Add the shredded salmon, the cooked rice, and half of both kinds of cheese.

Fill the peppers with the mixture and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.

Pour about ¼ cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish.

Drizzle the peppers with the other tbsp of olive oil.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.

Our weekend was perfect and I hope it’s the same for you.  Stay warm!

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51 COMMENTS

  1. This is one of my favorite meals. They are so delious and so easy to preper. I must put this as one of my meals on my meal plan. thanks for sharing amazing post.

  2. I love stuffed peppers too and my husband loves them even more. This looks absolutely delicious and now I am hungry 😉

  3. When I was a child, there were very few foods I detested – and sauteed peppers – including stuffed peppers were some of those. However, as I grew old and wise, I love peppers – and your stuffing looks especially delicious 🙂 Love everything with melt cheese 😉

  4. I have never tried stuffed peppers before – mainly because my kids eat them like apples so they are always finished before I can do anything with them. BUT this looks so yummy!

  5. I LOOOOVE stuffed peppers. But my husband won’t eat them (which is weird because he isn’t picky, but he says he just doesn’t like them). So I’m going to make them again for just ME! 🙂

  6. Hi Marjie,

    Great post! Who doesn’t like birthday dinners? And stuffed peppers look ideal for a perfect birthday dinner!
    Great recipe and you make it look so easy!
    Good job 🙂

  7. look so tasty these stuffed pepper food for any meal. Look awesome for a birthday dinner. Thank you for taking the time to prepare this for us.

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