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Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Feta is perfect to serve as a side dish, and very impressive as an appetizer – all standard pantry ingredients

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Feta is perfect to serve as a side dish, and very impressive as an appetizer - all standard pantry ingredients

I am always looking for new, or different, side dishes.

The main focus is always on either the meat, fish, poultry or the dessert after.

But not that much thought is given to the side dishes. Not sure about you, but I am totally like that.

These Orzo Stuffed Peppers are wonderful, not only as a side dish, but also as an appetizer.

I prefer the Red Peppers because it is tastier than a Green Pepper (as in this specific dish). However, I do make stuffed Green Peppers as well.

Similar ingredients to this recipe, but I would then add chopped tomatoes instead of the Arugula to balance out the colors and of course a slight change in taste as well.

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Feta is perfect to serve as a side dish, and very impressive as an appetizer - all standard pantry ingredients

One half is usually enough per adult, whether served as a side or as an appetizer.

I normally make extra, because I know we all love these stuffed Peppers and it is just as delicious cold, as it is served warm.

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Which make the Orzo Stuffed Peppers great to take along on a picnic 😉

Note : Bake the Peppers to the degree of tenderness you like, I like them still a little crunchy, but enough to let the juices  inside mix a bit with the stuffing.

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Feta is perfect to serve as a side dish, and very impressive as an appetizer - all standard pantry ingredients

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Orzo Stuffed Pepper

Yield: 4 Servings

Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Feta is perfect to serve as a side dish, and very impressive as an appetizer - all standard pantry ingredients

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Orzo Pasta, uncooked
  • 3 cups Arugula, chopped roughly
  • 1/4 cup Low-Fat Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 TB Olive Oil, extra-virgin
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Large Red Bell Peppers, halved, seeded and lightly seasoned inside

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray an oven dish with cooking oil
  2. Cook the Orzo as per the instructions on the packet – drain and add back to saucepan
  3. Stir in the Arugula, Feta and Olive Oil – season to taste with Salt and Pepper
  4. Place the halved Peppers on the prepared oven dish – scoop the Orzo mixture into the Peppers, pressing down gently to fill all the nooks and crannies – cover with aluminum foil and bake 35 – 40 minutes or until the Peppers are soft but still firm (see Note in post)

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 222.8Total Fat 5.3gSaturated Fat 1.1gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 2.5mgCarbohydrates 35.8gFiber 2.5gSugar 1.5gProtein 8.1g

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LINDA

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Nici @ Posed Perfection

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

This sounds delicious! I love how your recipes are simple yet flavorful. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party.Blessings,Nici

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion

Friday 23rd of May 2014

I have to sve this for next umber when we have pepper overOAS in the garden.

Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 21st of May 2014

This sounds perfect for a picnic, Linda!

Lauren Brown

Wednesday 21st of May 2014

I love stuffed peppers. These look delicious! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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