Orzo-stuffed Peppers with Kale

It’s like a stoplight

Stuffed peppers that are delicious and healthy — We impress even ourselves. Yes, we’re fixated on stuffed peppers. For those who are counting this is our fourth stuffed pepper recipe, not counting these hot little buggers.

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Kale

  • 6 bell peppers
  • 8 ounces orzo
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 ounces feta
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from half a lemon
  • pepper/salt

Drizzle about half the olive oil in a large frying pan. When hot, add the mushrooms and cook until tender, about five minutes. Add the kale and saute to wilt, about 3-5 minutes. (It doesn’t shrink like spinach.) Remove from heat and set aside. Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain and put in a large bowl. Mix in remaining olive oil, kale and mushrooms, feta, lemon juice, green onions and salt and pepper to taste. Cut tops off peppers and remove pith. If necessary, trim the tips off the bottoms to get peppers to sit flat. (Do so without creating a hole, or shove the pepper bits into the bottom inside the pepper to prevent leakage.) Chop any remaining pepper bits and mix into the orzo mix. Divide filling between each pepper. Bake in a grease casserole dish at 365 until the orzo is browned on top and the peppers are tender, about 35-40 minutes.

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13 Responses to Orzo-stuffed Peppers with Kale

  1. TasteFood says:

    Looks great – I am a huge kale fan.

  2. ooh, nice! The kiddo’s not a fan of peppers, but she’d eat the filling!

  3. Happy New Year to you both and I’m looking forward to your delicious recipes in 2013.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    I love stuffed peppers but frankly I just don’t get orzo. Happy new year to you both!

  5. spicegirlfla says:

    Stuffing peppers is a go to dish for my daughter! There’s so many variations, I’m not surprised that this is your 4th! I get the orzo, it’s like rice for Italians! A little pasta in a stuffed pepper, for sure!!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    With the addition of kale, these really sound good and I like that they’re meatless. Lighter fare is a great idea coming off the holidays.

  7. Andrea says:

    Added to my to try list. These look great!

  8. Kristy says:

    I need healthy. That’s for sure. Happy New Year guys! :)

  9. petit4chocolatier says:

    I was thinking salad today. I am now thinking kale and peppers. Back to the supermarket :)
    Happy New Year!

  10. looks great I love finding recipes that sneak kale in.

  11. A great lighter dish to start those New Years resolutions. Wishing you guys a super 2013! Take care, BAM

  12. mm majorly craving this right now..

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