Elevate your dinner with our Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers, a delicious and nutrient-packed dish that meets your criteria for a wholesome meal under 800 calories. This recipe combines the goodness of quinoa and black beans, creating a flavorful stuffing for colorful bell peppers. Not only is it a feast for the taste buds, but it also offers a balance of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Stuffed peppers are a versatile and easy-to-make option, perfect for busy nights when you crave a nutritious meal without compromising on taste.


  • – 4 large bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • – 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • – 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • – 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • – 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • – 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa and black bean mixture, pressing down gently to pack the filling.
  5. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  7. Remove the foil, sprinkle additional cheese on top if desired, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and serve hot.

Health Benefits

These Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers are a nutritional powerhouse. Quinoa provides a complete protein source, while black beans contribute additional protein and fiber, promoting satiety and digestive health. The colorful bell peppers are rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants that support immune function and skin health. The combination of these ingredients makes for a well-balanced, low-calorie meal that is not only delicious but also supports weight management and overall well-being. By incorporating nutrient-dense foods into your diet, you can enjoy a satisfying and flavorful meal that aligns with your health goals.