Thursday, July 26, 2018

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Classic Mashed Potato Recipe


Bell peppers, stuffed with the combination of mashed potatoes, fresh herbs and topped with cheese, makes for an excellent midweek dinner option.


Crispy tender bell peppers, stuffed with the combination of mashed potatoes, fresh herbs and topped with cheese, makes for an excellent midweek dinner option.


The stuffed bell peppers also known as stuffed capsicum, are perfect for weeknight meals. You can serve them as an appetizer or as a side dish. This colorful, light and flavor-packed recipe, can be made under 30 minutes. It can be roasted both in a grilled pan or in an oven. I used a classic filling of mashed potatoes and also sauteed onions along with it, as it adds a whole lot of flavor to the filling.

This recipe will make you fall in love with the earthy flavors of bell peppers. The relishing flavors of the stuffed bell peppers are just heavenly divine.

They are cheesy, lighter and healthier than the most of their counterparts. Also, this is the simplest version of stuffed bell peppers because i used very little ingredients and spices this time, focusing on putting a meal together without much fuss.

Stuffed peppers are very versatile, you can do anything with them. There are plenty of options to explore, just make them according to your own taste and preferences. Feel free to be adventurous with the veggies, herbs and spices. With every filling you use, the bell peppers will bring out a delicious flavor out in a palate.

There are different colors of peppers available in the market, you can chose any one of them. Each will bring out, different flavors while cooking. Also, try to pick up the small peppers for this dish, so that they can easily stand on the pan while roasting. If you are using larger ones, you can trim the bottom slightly to create the flat surface and use them.

To prepare the dish, preheat the oven to 320 degrees F. Spoon the potato filling in the bell pepper and arrange them in the baking tray, and, roast it for 10-12 mins until it's evenly cooked. Then, top it with cilantro and cheese and place it back in the oven for another 2 minutes till melted, to make it more indulgent.

If roasting directly on a gas stove, heat a non-stick frying pan and spray oil. Place all the stuffed capsicums in a pan, cover with a lid and reduce the stove to low. Let them cook for 10 mins. Keep rotating in between so that they get cooked from all sides. Top it with cheese, and roast it for 2 more minutes and serve with rice or on its own!

Do try this recipe, I'd love to hear how it turns out for you!


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Crispy tender bell peppers, stuffed with the combination of mashed potatoes, fresh herbs and topped with cheese, makes for an excellent midweek dinner option.



Stuffed Bell Peppers with Classic Mashed Potato Recipe


Serves: 4 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Author: The Food Root

Ingredients


3 potatoes, boiled and mashed
4 bell peppers, deseeded (green/red/yellow)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 tsp butter
1/2 inch ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp salt or as per taste
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tbsp cumin powder
handful of coriander leaves or cilantro
shredded mozzarella (optional)

Method


1. Steam or boil potatoes without making them mushy. Mash them with potato masher, leaving some texture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep aside.

2. Cut the tops of the bell peppers and deseed them. Cook the bell peppers, uncovered in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain well or microwave them for about 3 minutes before stuffing them with the filling.

3. Heat butter in a pan, add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add chopped onion, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Next, add chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add salt, black pepper, cumin and chilli powder. Mix everything well. Add mashed potatoes and cilantro, stir it nicely and cook them until done on low flame.

4. Spoon the potato mixture in a capsicum till it's neck and stuff them tightly.

5. Preheat the oven to 160 C/320 F. Arrange the stuffed capsicum side by side, in one single layer onto a pre-heated baking tray by lightly brushing it with oil. If the peppers won’t stand, trim the bottom slightly to create the flat surface. Roast it for 10-12 mins, or until it's evenly cooked. If they turn soft and tender, they are done.

6. Top it with cilantro and mozzarella cheese and place it back in the oven for another 2 minutes till melted and enjoy!

Notes


1. If roasting directly on a gas stove, heat a non-stick frying pan and spray oil. Place all the stuffed capsicums in a pan, cover with a lid and reduce the stove to low. Let them cook for 10 mins. Keep rotating in between so that they get cooked from all sides. Top it with cheese, and roast it for 2 more minutes and serve!

2. Since we are baking the mashed potatoes you might want to use a dash of more salt than what you generally use, as bell peppers try to dominate any dish.

3. You can top it with a bit of cheese to make it more indulgent.


31 comments:

  1. Ooh, I absolutely love stuffed peppers... and this recipe sounds so delicious too! Now I'm hungry!

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  2. I love a simple meal that is also super hearty! Mashed potatoes are always a win.

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  3. Totally saving this to my favorites so I can try it out myself! two of my fav things TOGETHER. YUM.
    I cant wait! Definitely going to be on the menu next week.

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  4. These look so tasty and easy! I have never seen a stuffed pepper recipe without meat in it - I bet these would make a tasty side dish!

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  5. Ok, I am definitely adding this to our list of recipes to try! My husband has been asking for stuffed peppers for a long time but I never found a recipe that looked appealing. I LOVE mashed potatoes, though (it was my "snack" of choice in high school), so I'll be making these for sure!

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  6. Never thought of stuffing the green peppers with mash Potatoes instead of rice, great idea.

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  7. I love stuffed peppers, but have never used mashed potatoes as a stuffing. These really look delicious!

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  8. Such a yummy looking side dish. I'm going to have to make these for my next family party!

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  9. I have totally used left over mashed potatoes in my peppers or rice. It is definitely one of my favorite things to do!

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  10. Those bell peppers look amazing! I never tried them with mashed potatoes!

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  11. Wow! this is perfect for serving presentation and it looks good!Nice one! I like the Stuffed Bell Peppers with Classic Mashed Potato Recipe :)

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  12. This recipe sounds absolutely amazing and delicious! I love these peppers and I’m sure my family would really enjoy for me to make them this wonderful meal! DaisyGirl

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  13. Very exotic and the fact that it will be ready in less than an hour is amazing. So far, I have tried stuffed capsicum prepared by my mom, but looks like I could give it a try with this recipe.

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  14. That looks so delicious! We make stuffed peppers and tomatoes in my country, especially during summer but never tried this option. Will definitely try it!

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  15. Awesome! This looks and sounds delicious. Will need to get someone to make it for me though because I can't cook to save my life.

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  16. I love stuffed peppers, although I've never even considering stuffing them with potatoes. I might have to try that.

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  17. I love everything that is bell pepper..... Grilled, fried, steam.... And your stuffed pepper is something to try.....

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  18. When I was a kid, my nana always made stuffed peppers. They still remind me of my childhood.

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  19. I am a huge fan of stuffed bell peppers, but have never made it this way, something I will def have to try!

    XO-Lisa

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  20. I have never heard of stuffed peppers with mashed potatoes! I'm used to peppers stuffed with rice lol. It seems very interesting, thank you for sharing!

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  21. This recepie is really awesome. Thanks for providing the detailed instructions.๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Simply Fantastic! I am a foodie and I appreciate your blog!

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  23. This is mouth-watering and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  24. We dont like capsicum much but not only does this look delicious but sounds really delicious too! We many just try this out

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  25. Thanks you very much ill try at home

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  26. Nice. This one looks doable at home. I will try later.

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  27. I think this is a must try dish, a healthy and affordable recipe to try for.

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  28. Hhhhmmmmmm....I've never eaten bell peppers before but sure thing, I could try them out....who knows, they might overtake samosas in my order!

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  29. This look yummy! I will try to made it trmw

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  30. One of my favourite recipes...yummy and healthy.

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  31. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing a new healthy way to eat stuffed peppers!!

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