Cheese-Baked Peppers Stuffed With Linguine | Reader's Digest

Cheese-Baked Peppers Stuffed With Linguine

Traditionally, stuffed peppers are often prepared with rice. In this unique recipe, noodles are used and baked in the pepper shells with a cheesy custard dotted with fresh tomatoes and herbs.

from Eat to Beat Diabetes
Cheese-Baked Peppers Stuffed With Linguine

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  • prep 40 min    cook 20 min
  • serves 4

Traditionally, stuffed peppers are often prepared with rice. In this unique recipe, noodles are used and baked in the pepper shells with a cheesy custard dotted with fresh tomatoes and herbs. The stuffed peppers can be served as an appetizer for four or as a vegetarian lunch for two.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red, orange, or yellow bell peppers
  • 2 ounces linguine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salad leaves

    How to make it   1 hour

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Halve the peppers lengthways, carefully cutting through the stem. Remove the membrane and seeds. Cook the pepper shells in boiling water until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain thoroughly and place on a paper towel.

  • 2

    Cook the linguine in boiling water for 10 minutes, or according to the package instructions, until al dente. Drain well and set aside.

  • 3

    Beat the eggs with the cheese, mustard, milk, chives, and marjoram or oregano. Stir in the tomatoes and season lightly with salt and pepper.

  • 4

    Place the peppers in a shallow ovenproof dish or roasting pan, supporting them with pieces of crumpled foil, if necessary, to ensure that they are level (otherwise the filling will spill out). Fill each pepper halfway full with linguine, then spoon the egg and cheese mixture over the pasta.

  • 5

    Bake until the filling is set and beginning to turn golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve garnished with whole chives, with an accompaniment of mixed salad leaves, if desired.

  • Your Comments

    • Tired of unhealthy recipes

      Will you stop with the cheese and egg recipes!!!!  These are NOT healthy recipes. No wonder north americans are so fat and unhealthy.  Eggs are NOT great for you, the amount of nutrition in them is minimal, cheese is one of the worst foods you can eat – and if you do, the serving is the size of a credit card – no more than once a month folks.   There is so much pressure from very powerful food boards telling people they are good for you, and most dietitions are not nearly as ‘on top of things’ as they think.  The BEST diet for anyone is 10+++ cups of leafy greens and colourful veggies + healthy fruits like berries/apples and others a DAY (an average person in these countries is lucky if they eat 2 cups a day).  Forget the daily potatoes, weekly pasta, doughy supermarket bread and white rice.  Eat quinoa, legumes (beans/lentils), seeds – hemp hearts, walnuts/almonds, occasional chicken – organically raised, and salmon (wild alaska) or other healthy fish.  If you’re vegan or vegetarian – more power to you – just don’t get on your high horses and turn more people off with that holier than thou attitude.  Learning to eat healthy takes TIME, personal research, and a committment to good health.  And – eating healthier can be more expensive if you insist on having meat every day. Governments at all levels, in both the States and Canada – do the public no service by cow towing to the dairy and meat industries, and preventing small independent organic farmers to produce healthy and nutritious food.  It’s always about money in these countries – never really about the health of the people.  In addition to changing WHAT we eat – we need to change HOW MUCH we eat.

      • Myraquilt

        way to go.  Just tell it like it is.  Now if people would only pay attention and do the right thing.  It’s not that difficult to eat nutrinally.  And you can still snack, have it healthy and feel like you’re cheating on your eating plan while your really not.  One thing that wasn’t mentioned was exercise.  That’s so important.