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One of my favorite aspects of having a large dining room is being able to host family & friends over for holiday parties. This year, I will be having a number of celebrations at our house so I am always on the lookout for meal options that are suitable for all my guests. Today I am sharing my own spin on one of my favorite meals from my childhood: stuffed peppers. Today’s recipe for Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers features a delicious combination of MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™, along with parmesan cheese, tomato sauce and Italian-seasoned bread crumbs. Perfect for all those holiday gatherings, these Stuffed peppers are sure to impress a crowd!

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

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A number of a family members have restricted dietary needs, so I love choosing recipes that are suitable for many people and my version of Stuffed Peppers is vegetarian. However, keep in mind that MorningStar Farms® products are not only for vegetarians – they are for everyone! They’re delicious, flavorful and convenient. This recipe for Stuffed Peppers is quick and easy to make and I love that it’s the perfect entree for so many of my upcoming gatherings: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

I have been trying to focus on a plant-based diet recently as the health benefits of fruits & vegetables have been well-documented. However, when one is limiting meat, it’s important to find ways to consume enough protein. With MorningStar Farms® products, getting adequate protein is easy. In fact, MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ contain an impressive 9 grams of protein.

During a recent trip to Walmart, I picked up two of my family’s favorite MorningStar Farms® products: the Grillers® Crumbles™ and the Steak Strips.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Ready to start making the stuffed peppers? First, gather the ingredients: MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™, bread crumbs, tomato sauce, parsley, parmesan cheese, and green peppers. For the detailed recipe directions, please scroll down to the printable recipe cards. I love that the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ are so versatile and can be used in so many different recipes. From a sloppy joe to a lasagna to a vegetarian chili, this product can easily add a boost of flavor & protein to many of my family’s favorite meals.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Saute some olive oil, garlic and onion over medium heat. Add the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ and cook for ~5-7 minutes until browned.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Meanwhile, cut the top stem off the green peppers and scoop out any remaining pepper flesh & seeds.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Add the cooked MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ to a medium mixing bowl and add breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and tomato sauce.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Combine to mix well. If you prefer your mixture a bit moister, add more tomato sauce.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Use a spoon to fill the hollow green peppers with the mixture. Top with another teaspoonful of tomato sauce and a small sprinkle of extra cheese.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F until the cheese is melted and the peppers are slightly soft.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Does this not look delightful? Dinner can be easy and delicious this holiday season with MorningStar Farms®. Perfect for parties and gatherings this year, the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ contain 75% less fat than regular ground beef, so they’re a smart choice for health-conscious individuals.
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are a regular weeknight staple for us. The whole family enjoys diving into one of these delicious pepper cups of goodness. It’s a comfort food that is actually delicious and nutritious. Something I can feel good about feeding to my family. Featuring 9 grams of protein, MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ are satisfying and can be enjoyed as-is. My husband is not a vegetarian and he absolutely loves this dish! Who can blame him?!
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Each bite is full of flavor. The savory flavor of the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ pairs so well with the saltiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the tomatoes. Try this recipe for one of your upcoming holiday parties and see how MorningStar Farms® products are in fact for everyday people!
Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers

This meal is perfect for busy professionals, families, and health-conscious individuals. With MorningStar Farms® products, the flavor is rich & delicious. Taste It To Believe It.

Taste It To Believe It.

Want to make these another day? Print out this recipe card.

Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4
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278 calories
25 g
17 g
14 g
13 g
5 g
246 g
540 g
7 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 17mg
Sodium 540mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 package MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™
  2. 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  3. 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  4. 1 cup tomato sauce
  5. 4 green bell peppers
  6. 2 tbsp olive oil
  7. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  8. 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  1. 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Cook for ~2 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ and cook for another 5 minutes, or until browned.
  3. 3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Combine well.
  4. 4. Cut off the tops of the peppers and use a spoon to add the filling inside the peppers.
  5. 5. Top with a bit more tomato sauce and cheese.
  6. 6. Place the peppers in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes.
  1. I prefer the peppers to retain some crunch. For softer peppers, bake for an additional 20 minutes.
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Look for MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ at your local Walmart store in the frozen food aisles. Also, keep an eye out for MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™, which are flavored with a delicious blend of bold spices, making it the perfect ingredient for chili, tacos or sauce. That’s definitely going on my next shopping list.
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Make this quick & easy vegetarian take on classic Stuffed Peppers and impress your guests this year! Have you ever cooked with MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™? Will you be hosting family & friends this year?

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24 Responses to “Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers”

  1. Stuffed peppers were always one of my favorites, but I haven’t made them in ages for some reason. I need to get them back into the rotation.

  2. My entire family loves stuffed peppers. I hadn’t thought about going meatless with them, but it is a great option for our vegetarian friends when they come to dinner.

  3. We love those crumbles at my house! I use them to make spaghetti but I’m going to try your spin on easy stuffed peppers. Looks delicious!

  4. Growing up stuffed peppers were one of my mom’s go-to meals for busy nights and you’ve just reminded me that I haven’t made them in a very long time for my own family! I’m going to have to try your recipe. 🙂

  5. Thank you SO much for this. I just love stuffed peppers and haven’t had them in ages. I’ll be making these soon.

  6. I’ve never tried crumbles but it’s definitely on my radar now! Anything to make cooking meat quicker and easier for me!

  7. These Stuffed Peppers look delicious! A great recipe for holiday gatherings!

  8. It’s been a long time since I thought about making stuffed peppers. This would certainly make it much faster as a working mom!

  9. I have not made stuffed peppers in ages and they look SO good! We love Morning Star Farms foods. I have been eating that brand since it first came out a long time ago. Now my whole family enjoys it!

  10. Do you know I have never made myself stuffed peppers, it really is something I need to give a try though sometime soon as it sounds delicious!

  11. Fancy looking yet fast to make and healthy for you! Who’d of think it? Gracias for the recipe; BB knows Sweetie will like this one.

  12. I love stuffed peppers for a meal. They are delicious and super easy to make. Thank you for the recipe!

  13. Do you not Blanche peppers first?

  14. Oh wow, this is something we could definitely do. I definitely like that it’s easy to prepare the filling!

  15. I’m the only vegetarian in my home but my kids (all meat eaters) love Morning Star. I love this recipe. It’s so simple and looks like it will be a huge hit with the entire family.

  16. This would be a fun family cooking activity for Christmas! I know the kids would love it!

  17. I haven’t had stuffed peppers in forever. I just added new ink to my printer so I could print this recipe. I’d love to fix them this weekend if not before.

  18. We love these Morningstar products! We do not eat meat so this is a great meatless meal we can try. This looks very easy and quite delicious!

  19. Those look delicious! I really like Stuffed Peppers, but I don’t make them often enough…

  20. I love Morning Star! I’ve fed my kids meals made with their products and they totally couldn’t tell a difference.

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