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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers – a colorful, nutritious, and flavorful meal that will brighten up your dinner table. These stuffed peppers are a delightful blend of creamy ricotta, fresh spinach, and savory spices, all baked to perfection.

I remember the first time I made these for my family; it was a sunny weekend, and we had just picked fresh peppers from the farmer’s market. The kitchen was filled with the aroma of garlic and herbs, and as the peppers baked, their sweet scent mingled with the creamy filling, creating an irresistible fragrance. My husband and kids couldn’t wait to dig in, and they were not disappointed. These stuffed peppers quickly became a household favorite, requested time and again.

What makes this recipe truly special is its balance of flavors and textures. The sweet bell peppers provide a perfect vessel for the rich, cheesy filling, while the spinach adds a burst of freshness. Whether you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing dish for a gathering, these Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers are sure to impress.

Recipe Summary

This Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers recipe features sweet bell peppers filled with a creamy mixture of ricotta cheese, fresh spinach, and savory spices. Baked until tender and golden, these peppers are a delicious and healthy addition to any meal.

Exciting Story

One evening, I decided to surprise my family with a new recipe I had been thinking about – Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers. As the dish baked, the house filled with an incredible aroma, drawing everyone into the kitchen. When we finally sat down to eat, the combination of the tender peppers and creamy filling was a hit. Now, these stuffed peppers are a go-to dish in our home, loved by all.

Why These Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers?

Selling Points:

  • Nutritious and Delicious: Packed with vitamins from the spinach and protein from the ricotta.
  • Simple Ingredients: Made with fresh, easy-to-find ingredients.
  • Beautiful Presentation: The colorful peppers make for a stunning dish.
  • Versatile: Perfect for a main course or a hearty side dish.

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers, cut in half
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups fresh baby spinach (about 12 oz)
1 ½ cups ricotta cheese
2 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp kosher salt

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C).
Cut red bell peppers into halves and remove the seeds.
Place peppers skin side down in an oven-safe baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Flip and bake for another 5-10 minutes until fork tender.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Sauté onion and garlic until onion is translucent.
Add salt, black pepper, and ground nutmeg.
Stir well.
Add spinach and stir for 1-2 minutes until wilted.
Remove from heat and mix in ricotta cheese and 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
Fill tender peppers with the spinach and ricotta mixture.
Top with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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