Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

Oooh, baby! Do I have a delicious, super simple, and nutritious side dish for you guys. Introducing: Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers!

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My gosh, we love these stuffed peppers so much. They’re sooo easy to make, made with four different veggies (ok, one is technically a fruit), and taste seriously cheesy without being heavy or high in calories. I love pairing one (or two) of these peppers with a piece of chicken fresh off the grill or along side a big ol’ green salad. Mmm! They’re perfect for summer dining. They also make awesome leftovers, and I swear the flavors just get better overnight. I hope you enjoy these Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers as much as we do!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 bell peppers – any color
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 3 wedges Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded (or grated) Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute cauliflower rice in butter, garlic powder, and salt for about 5 minutes.

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Then, add baby spinach and crushed tomatoes. Cook until spinach has wilted and cauliflower rice is lightly browned, but not too mushy.

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When cauliflower rice is finished cooking, transfer it to a mixing bowl with the wedges of Laughing Cow cheese and fully combine.

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In a separate bowl, mix together the cheddar and Parmesan cheese.

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Cut peppers in half and remove seeds. Place them in a baking dish with 1/2 cup of water in the bottom.

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Divide the cauliflower mixture evenly between the peppers and then top them with the cheese.

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Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then, remove the aluminum foil and broil for another 4-5 minutes until cheese is golden brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately!

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Makes 6 servings

Macros: P 8 C 9 F 9

11 Comments

  1. Please don’t laugh at my lack of knowledge but what is cauliflower rice? I figure it is cooked cauliflower & then “smashed” but that’s all I can think of. Help please

    1. It’s basically just food-processed raw cauliflower that looks like rice. You can buy it already prepared or make it yourself. Here’s a simple recipe:

      Directions:
      Place cauliflower chunks in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size pieces.
      Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add cauliflower ‘rice’, salt, and pepper. Cover skillet and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff ‘rice’ with a fork.

  2. Just prepped these for dinner. I used the Asiago flavored laughing cow and chopped the spinach so it would be less recognizable to my boys.

  3. I made these last night but reduced the amount of cauliflower rice to 1 1/3 cups and added 1/2 lb of ground turkey. They were so delicious and my husband loved them. Great recipe!!

  4. I made these this weekend and followed your recipe exactly – they were wonderful and so easy! Looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch today!

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