Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers

I have a healthy dinner idea for you.  These Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers. They are super simple to make and are great for a weeknight meal!  You can even make the lentil mixture ahead of time, so all you have to do is cook the peppers and fill.

This recipe not only includes the stuffed peppers, but you also get a recipe for homemade taco seasoning as well.  You will have some left over after making this recipe.  The taco seasoning is really yummy on roasted veggies  as well!

Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers

We also recorded a short video for this recipe.  If videos are more your thing, you can follow my You Tube channel here. I post new videos pretty regularly.

I used yellow and red peppers for mine, but you can use any color you like.  If you want to punch of the heat on these peppers, you can add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes.  Next time I plan to serve these with my dairy free cashew cheese sauce.  Yum!

Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

These Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers are sure to please. Seasoned with homemade taco seasoning so they are very flavorful. Vegan and gluten free too!


    Taco Seasoning

    Lentil Filling

    • 2 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
    • 1/2 cup diced onion
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 cup dried green lentils
    • 1-2 teaspoon taco seasoning
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced in half
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced in half


      For the taco seasoning:

      1. Place all ingredients in a jar and mix well.

      For the peppers:

      1. Preheat oven to 400.
      2. Cut the bell peppers down the middle long way and remove the stems and seeds.
      3. Brush the peppers with oil, place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
      4. In a small saucepan , bring the water to a boil on the stove top, add lentils, and cook on medium heat in a covered pot for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain any excess water after they are cooked.
      5. In a large saute pan , add cooked lentils, tomatoes, diced onions, and taco seasoning in a large pan and cook covered for 5 – 7 minutes on medium heat.
      6. Once the peppers and taco seasoned stuffing is complete, stuff the peppers with the lentil mixture and serve


      Recipe Notes

      These should last at least 4-5 days in the fridge. They may also freeze well, but I haven't tried yet. Enjoy!

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      2 thoughts to “Healthy Lentil Stuffed Peppers”

      1. We doubled the recipe. The kids went back for more, over and over. They are 14 and 16. Totally a hit! Also, the filling works great in burritos, tacoas, and more!

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