Boo! And happy Halloween!
Although Halloween is not a big holiday, when you need to prepare different (and usually a lot of) dishes for the family, I still like to have something yummy and preferably festive on the table.
That is why today I suggest we cook something really quickly, make festive stuffed orange bell peppers and have a beautiful, healthy and delicious meal ready for you when you come home after trick-or-treating.
My initial idea was to use only orange bell peppers and carve different faces on them, like you do with the pumpkin, but then decided to use every colour (except green) and make bright stuffed peppers. If you prefer, use only one colour peppers instead.
I stuffed my peppers with things I had in the fridge – cooked rice with leek and carrots, mushrooms, roasted chicken, cheese. Of course, you can stuff the vegetable with the things you and your loved ones like – use different meat or bacon, make a vegetarian stuffing, use cous-cous, etc.
Experiment and make the dinner festive and enjoyable.
Halloween Stuffed Bell Peppers
4 orange bell peppers – washed
100gr cooked rice or couscous
200gr chestnut mushrooms
70gr grated cheddar cheese
1-2 cooked chicken breast, cut in small pieces
I’ve baked the chicken breast topped with a tablespoon olive oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes.
seasoning – salt, pepper, dill, parsley, paprika
1tsp olive oil for greasing the baking tray
Lay the pepper on its side and cut the top part/stem. Clean the seeds, but keep the top part to use it to cover the peppers. Using a sharp knife, cut Halloween faces in the wide part of the bell peppers
Be careful with the knife!
Clean and wash the mushrooms, cut in small pieces. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the mushrooms, fry until all the liquid from the mushrooms disappears, season with salt and pepper
In a bowl mix the cooked rice/couscous with the mushrooms, chicken and grated cheese. Add the pieces from the bell peppers you just cut out. Season
Grease the baking tray and using a spoon fill the peppers with the stuffing, finish by putting the top part of the peppers as well, like a hat
Arrange the stuffed peppers in the tray and bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes
If you need more ideas how to treat your family today, check out my blog. Click here for some ideas.
Tell me your ideas for easy and quick to make Halloween meals, just leave a comment below. I would love to hear your suggestions.
Hope you have a lovely evening!