Easy Mediterranean stuffed peppers recipe

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These delicious stuffed peppers are filled with melted Edam and make a great midweek meal. They're easy to make but look very impressive and will brighten up dinner time with the colourful peppers!

stuffed peppers in a baking tray
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  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories468 Kcal23%
Sugar14.8 g16%
Fat26.4 g38%
Saturated Fat7.9 g40%
Salt1.13 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein17.4 g35%
Carbohydrates42.3 g16%
Salt1.13 gRow 7 - Cell 2

If you're looking for something different for lunch these easy Mediterranean stuffed peppers are so simple to make.

These delicious Mediterranean stuffed peppers are filled with melted Edam, courgettes, tomatoes and pine nuts and make a great midweek meal. They're easy to make but look very impressive. This recipe takes 10 mins to prep and 50 mins to cook. This stuffed pepper recipe serves 4 people. This is a great option for vegetarians. These peppers are best made and eaten on the same day so each pepper is as fresh as possible. Brighten up dinner time with the colourful peppers! Serve your stuffed peppers with couscous and salad.


  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 50 g (2 oz) pine nuts
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 125 g (4 oz) easy cook long grain rice
  • 300 ml (½ pt) hot vegetable stock
  • 1 x 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150 g (5 oz) Edam wedge, cut into cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to season
  • Salad




  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, gas mark 4.
  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthways through the stalk, scrape out the seeds then place them, cut side up on a baking tray. Brush the peppers inside and out with 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the oil. Cook in the top of oven for 35-40 minutes, until softened and lightly charred.
  3. Meanwhile make the stuffing: heat the remaining oil in a medium pan and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes until softened. Stir in the pine nuts and courgette and cook for 3-4 minutes until the pine nuts are lightly toasted. Stir in the rice, stock and tomatoes and bring to the boil. Season well with salt and black pepper, then simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the peppers from the oven and using a spoon, fill the peppers with the rice mixture. Sprinkle over the cubes of the Edam cheese and return to the oven for 5- 6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Serve 2 halves of pepper per person with a crisp green salad.
Top Tip for making Easy Mediterranean stuffed peppers

Use brown rice to make this meal extra healthy and to fill yourself up for longer

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies