Baked Sweet Peppers stuffed with Couscous


Baked Sweet Peppers stuffed with Couscous

I usually bake 2 stuffed peppers per person, smaller children may only want one. Use red or yellow peppers, but not green ones as they are more bitter tasting. Substitute the feta for vegan feta if required.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 406 kcal


  • 8 red peppers organic, halved, cored, seeds removed
  • 250 g couscous organic, fairtrade
  • 400 ml vegetable stock organic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 2 courgettes organic, diced into 1cm cubes
  • 2 red onions organic, diced into 1cm cubes
  • 1 lemons organic, fairtrade, juice of
  • 200 g feta cheese organic, cut 1cm cubes
  • 10 g fresh mint organic, leaves chopped
  • 320 g green salad organic


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 and boil a kettle.
  • Place the peppers in a pan of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes, then remove and drain.
  • Put the couscous in a bowl, add the hot vegetable stock, cover with clingfilm or a tight fitting lid and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the courgette and onion until soft.
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, courgettes, onions, feta cheese and most of the chopped mint.
  • Place the pepper halves on a baking tray, spoon in the couscous mixture and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining mint and serve with a green salad and the remaining couscous


In a hurry or not all eating together?
The peppers can be prepared in advance and cooked when ready. Alternatively, they can be re-heated or eaten cold.


Calories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 17gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 883mgPotassium: 1127mgFiber: 10gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 12550IUVitamin C: 678.2mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 3.1mg
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One thought on “Baked Sweet Peppers stuffed with Couscous

  1. Ian says:

    These look amazing & taste great. The feta cheese really makes them

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