Stuffed vegetables are an atractive, satisfying, and healthy way to enjoy some of our favorite veggies. Try these recipes, and transform humble vegetables into flavorful and hearty dishes that will impress your family and guests.
Peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage, and plantains are showcased in great new ways, with fillings ranging from spicy chorizo and cheese to creamy mashed potatoes, and rice with fava beans, there is no limit to the flavor combinations you can create with stuffed vegetables. And there is something for vegans and meat lovers here.
1. Stuffed anaheim peppers
If you're looking for an easy, satisfying dish packed with flavor and a delicious filling meal, this recipe turns Anaheim peppers into tender boats stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice, cheese, and seasonings.
As a bonus point: no baking is necessary.
2. Mashed potato-stuffed tomatoes
Bring to the table this recipe featuring vine-ripened tomatoes filled with creamy mashed potatoes, herbs, and cheese. It is also a great recipe to reuse leftover mashed potatoes in the perfect side dish for a hearty and comforting meal.
3. Chorizo zucchini boat
Combine the mild flavor of zucchini and strong savory taste of chorizo in this chorizo zucchini boat recipe. You'll love the filling with a mixture of spicy chorizo, rice, and spices. Baked until tender, they make for a flavorful, beautiful, and satisfying dish.
4. Stuffed cubanelle pepper boat
Filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, cheese, and seasonings, then baked until tender, you can now try cubanelle peppers in a whole new way. This is a dish that is sure to impress your guests.
5. Rice and ground beef cabbage rolls
Known to us by the funny name of niños envueltos (swaddled kids), this recipe is made by wrapping a filling of ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and herbs in blanched cabbage leaves. They are comforting, flavorful, and perfect for a cozy dinner.
6. Fava beans and rice stuffed pepper
If you're looking for a vegetarian or vegan option, this recipe features bell peppers filled with a delicious juicy blend of fava beans, rice, onions, garlic, and spices. What a tasty and healthy way to enjoy a meatless meal!
7. Ripe plantains vegan boats
A non-fried, meatless version of a popular Caribbean dish, this recipe uses ripe plantains as the base for a vegan filling of eggplants, veggies, and spices. These sweet plantain boats are baked until the cheese is melted and golden, making for a satisfying and flavorful vegetarian meal.