Wondering what to do with those bell peppers in your fridge? This collection of simple and healthy bell pepper recipes created by a Registered Dietitian are colourful and delicious. You’ll find everything from stuffed peppers, salad with bell pepper, bell pepper pasta, and several recipes for dinner with bell peppers.
If you’re looking for some healthy and delicious ways to use bell peppers, you’ve come to the right place! The bell pepper recipes in this post are easy to make, super tasty, and offer a variety of nutrition benefits.
Tap to the following sections or keep scrolling to explore all of the recipe ideas:
Did you know that a red bell pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange? A single bell pepper offers 181% of your daily vitamin C intake. Yep, in addition to being deliciously crisp and sweet, bell peppers are super nutritious.
In addition to vitamin C, bell peppers are a good source of various micronutrients, including:
folate (vitamin B9)
beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A)
Besides important micronutrients, bell peppers also offer dietary fibre and antioxidants. The antioxidants found in bell peppers may support health in a variety of ways – from eye health, to cancer and chronic disease prevention.
Now let’s get in to these tasty recipes!
Stuffed peppers are one of the most popular recipes for peppers out there. I love how they encourage you to eat the whole pepper (so many nutrients!) and that there are so many different flavours you can incorporate.
These Easy Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers are a quick, healthy, and flavourful dinner meal for any night of the week. The recipe is naturally high in protein, naturally gluten-free,and takes only 35 minutes to make.
This Kale Quinoa and Chickpea Salad is bursting with flavour, texture, and nutrition! With massaged kale, crunchy veggies and sunflower seeds, tricolour quinoa, chickpeas, feta cheese, and a tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing. This recipe is great to meal prep for lunches or enjoy as a side at dinner.
Add this Curry Chickpea Salad to your meal-prep roster! It’s simple to make and a perfect healthy lunch option as it’s packed with veggies, plant-based protein and fibre. Enjoy on it’s own or on a sandwich!
Made with Italian sausage, whole grain pasta, spinach, and bell peppers, this Sausage & Vegetable Pasta Bake is just as nourishing as it is comforting and delicious. It’s a great meal to serve the whole family, or prep it ahead of time and keep it on hand in the freezer for busy weeknights.
Pasta bolognese, but hold the meat! This plant-based tofu bolognese is a hearty and delicious vegetarian dish that is gluten-free and can easily be made vegan. The best part? The bolognese sauce is loaded with six different vegetables so it’s high in protein, fibre, and nutrition. Serve it up with spaghetti or your favourite pasta for an extra-healthy and filling plant-based meal.
This zesty, easy Italian Pasta Salad is the perfect recipe to meal prep for the week. It’s full of fibre, protein, and veggies! Pack it for lunch or serve it as a side dish with dinner! This recipe is vegetarian, and can easily be made vegan and gluten-free.
Add these Easy Tofu Fajitas to your list of quick and healthy meals to try! This vegetarian recipe can easily be made vegan, takes less than 30 minutes to make, and is packed with plant-based protein and nutritious vegetables.
These Pesto Vegetable Egg Wraps make a delicious healthy breakfast or lunch recipe! With quality protein, healthy fat, and fibre, these vegetarian wraps should keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
These healthy rice paper rolls come together in a matter of minutes and are so delicious! They are fresh, light, and can easily be adapted with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Pair them with my homemade creamy peanut dipping sauce for a perfect vegan and gluten-free meal!
Sometimes we just don’t have the energy to prep elaborate lunches for the workweek. These 3 DIY Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and packed with protein. They’re also super tasty! Who says lunchables are just for kids anyways?
This recipe is nutritious, flavourful, and packed with plant-based protein, fibre, and essential nutrients. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, the combination of black beans, rice, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado with zesty homemade mango salsa adds the perfect touch of sweetness to each bite. Why settle for boring, bland meals when you can whip these up in 20 minutes?
If you’re in the mood for nachos but also want to eat something healthy, these veggie-loaded sheet pan nachos are perfect for you! They’re cheesy, crispy, and packed with diced veggies and black beans. Best of all, these tasty vegetarian nachos take just 20 minutes to make. Top with homemade avocado-cilantro crema, and enjoy!
When I say this is the best vegetarian chili ever, I mean it is the best veggie chili ever! It’s packed with hearty beans and a ton of vegetables, so not only is it delicious, it’s incredibly healthy and nutritious. This recipe is a great source of plant-based protein, fibre, and a variety of vitamins, minerals and more. It’s vegan-friendly, vegetarian, and gluten-free!
This vegetarian fried rice is loaded with brown rice, plenty of veggies and quality protein from eggs! Enjoy this protein-rich vegetarian dish for dinner or as a side! Make it in 30 minutes or less for an easy weeknight meal.