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

    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

    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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