I absolutely love stuffed peppers. I am not sure why but they really just make me smile. I used to love them covered in cheese sauce but a healthier version is here. If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this easily within your allowances.

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Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

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Making these unofficial Slimming World stuffed peppers on a budget

These are really easy to make and as rice is so cheap it is a great budget meal to make. Perfect served with salad or anything you need to use up really!

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Enjoying these stuffed peppers on Slimming World

If you follow Slimming World the ingredients in this recipe are all, I believe, classed as free foods so you shouldn’t need to use any syns.

With other weight loss plans, you may need to count points, carbs or calories so do check how this recipe fits with your plan.

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Stuffed peppers topped with cheese

More recipes you may enjoy

If you don’t fancy this but would like another recipe with rice check out my huge selection of rice recipes here and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice! Have you tried my recipe using rice making similar stuffed peppers in the slow cooker yet?

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stuffed peppers with a cheese topping

Healthy stuffed peppers recipe

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 20 MInutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Low Calorie


These stuffed peppers are perfect for all the family to enjoy.



2 red peppers

2 Yellow or orange peppers

100g dried long grain rice

400g can of red kidney beans in chilli sauce

2 tomatoes, deseeded and roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 small red onion, finely chopped

100g mushrooms, roughly chopped

Grated cheese to taste – if using remember to weigh this if following a weight loss plan.


Cook rice according to packet instructions then drain and allow to cool.

Cut the peppers in half lengthways leaving the stalk in.

Fry the mushrooms and onions for about 4 minutes then add the kidney beans in sace and tomatoes and cook for a further 6 minutes.

Stir the cooled rice in with the bean mixture and mix well.

Place peppers on a baking tray and stuff with the rice mixture. Ensure it is packed in well.

Sprinkle with cheese if using.

Cook on 200°c for 15-20 minutes.


Mixed rice works well in this, with wild rice and the usual white rice

Keywords: stuffed peppers, rice,

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  1. I was lost what to make for lunch the other day, but this really met my needs. Easy to make but so tasty. Loved the slight crunchiness of the rice at the top.