Sunshine Stuffed Peppers – Recipe

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Happy Easter weekend everyone! It’s recipe time! This is my favourite type of blog post because it involves food. This week I am bringing you a super easy and a super delicious recipe. This dish is a family favourite because it’s versatile, it’s packed full of goodness and it’s a great way of using up leftover veggies. I have grown up with this recipe and it’s changed numerous times throughout the years, so I wanted to make a few swaps and make it my own.

Use the basis of this recipe and customise it to suit your own flavourings. Get experimenting and remember, nothing is off limits. Why not swap and change the vegetables to the mixture or add different lentils, peas or another bean or pulse of your choice. I love stuffed peppers because they’re wholesome, colourful and nutrient dense. The more colours you have on your plate, the more nutrients! A true taste of sunshine!




This recipe fed 4 people with an additional 3 stuffed peppers left over. I used the remaining peppers for lunch and dinner prep the following day. I stored them in an airtight container in the fridge.

*If you do have leftover mince, this can be stored in the freezer and defrosted as and when you need it. When you do defrost the mince mixture, ensure it is thoroughly hot throughout*.

I sprinkled cheese, fresh basil and sliced olives on top, however, this is completely optional. You could sprinkle nuts or even fried onions for added crunch instead! These stuffed peppers make an awesome buffet addition and they will certainly impress your friends. Don’t forget to snapshot your creations! I would love to see them, please tag me – @positivelyjessicaward

I served my peppers with a side salad and some steamed boiled rice. You could serve yours with some delicious homemade bread, some potato chips and guacamole, pasta or you can eat them on their own, they’re simply delicious.

The name for this recipe came from my love for sunshine, warm rays and late sunsets. I adore the summer and I love the feeling of the sun shining on my skin and warming me from the outside in. The late summer walks, the colourful food and the laughter. Summer is a happy time for me and I appreciate every season that England experiences. It’s a wonderful country. Even in the winter, the crisp sunny mornings make me feel alive and energised.

Sometimes, the physical sunshine doesn’t shine, so that means, we have to create our own sunshine. Get yourself to the shops or the local market, source some delicious ingredients and get experimenting. Don’t forget, cooking is fun, delicious and a true experiment! Play with the flavours you adore and treat yourself. Sunshine is a phrase to enlighten the darker days. Add some sunshine to your dinner plate by following this simple recipe below…


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If you loved this recipe, please let me know! Remember, add your own twist and make it your own. I adore this recipe and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Happy cooking! Check out my recipe page for more foodie inspiration.

  • If you want to save the recipe, right-click the image and save it to your PC or phone for later.

Jessica, x

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