Savory Stuffed Peppers

Wild rice, pesto, tomatoes and herbs create a vegetarian stuffing for these delicious peppers.


4 large green bell peppers, cut in half, membranes and seeds removed

2 boxes (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice with seasoning, cooked according to package directions

3/4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

3/4 cup pesto (7 ounce container can be found in supermarket dairy case)

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes including juice


1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Honey Tips

Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar

Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


Preheat oven to 350°
Parboil pepper halves 4 minutes. Remove from water. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix rice and walnuts together. Blend in pesto. Add tomatoes, honey, oregano and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Stuff each pepper half with rice mixture. Top with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake 1/2 hour until cheese topping is golden.
Serves: 6