Stuffed peppers are delicious as a meal on their own. But, if you’re serving stuffed peppers for dinner, you might want to serve some tasty side dishes. Here are 23 delicious side dishes to go with stuffed peppers!
Stuffed peppers are a common yet delectable dish with variations in many cuisines. You prepare stuffed peppers by cutting off the tops of large peppers, hollowing out the peppers, filling them with vegetables, cheese, and sauce (typically tomato sauce), and then baking the peppers. It’s an easy bake that is often low-carb, to boot.
Stuffed peppers are popular in many countries, and each country has its version of the dish. Nevertheless, they make a great side dish or main, depending on how filling the peppers are.
In the US, classic stuffed peppers consist of red, green, orange, or yellow bell peppers that are usually stuffed with rice, cheese, spices, eggs, tomato sauce, and spices. They are rich in vitamin C. Tex-Mex cuisine has jalapeño peppers, which consist of hollowed-out Jalapeño peppers filled with cheese and spices and then deep-fried. There are also taco stuffed peppers!
In Mexico, there is the chile Relleno, which translates to “stuffed pepper”. Chile Relleno consists of skinned and roasted Pasilla or Poblano peppers that are stuffed with queso fresco, covered in an egg-based batter, and then deep-fried.
India’s version of a stuffed pepper recipe is called Bharvan Mirch or Bharwan Mirch. The dish consists of bell peppers stuffed with potatoes and onions and seasoned with various spices such as chili powder, turmeric, coriander, and salt. Depending on the recipe, the peppers are either cooked in a frying pan or baked in an oven.
If you’re thinking about what to serve with stuffed peppers, you can go all out on the stuffing of your peppers and go light on the sides, or you can do it the other way around. Whichever way you go, you’re sure to end up with comfort food that will fill not just your stomach, but also your heart. Here are a few recipes for dishes that complement the taste of most stuffed peppers.
This Creamy Potato Salad with Fresh Dill is packed with flavor and makes the perfect BBQ side dish, picnic fare or potluck take-a-long. This deliciousness can be made vegetarian or vegan and is naturally gluten-free.
Garlic Butter Green Beans – 15-minute recipe – Foolproof Living
Garlic Butter Green Beans are a simple and versatile side that explodes with decadent flavor. Rich butter, smoky garlic, and tender green beans come together for an easy green bean recipe to round out any meal.
This creamy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side dish for BBQs, picnics, or sandwiches. This version is really quick and easy, and the dressing is made from scratch with pantry staples. Ready in 10 minutes!
Cheesy Chipotle Pumpkin Polenta with Garlic Roasted Veggies
A warm, hearty, and nourishing bowl of corn grits (polenta) chock full of pumpkin, chipotle peppers, and sharp cheddar cheese. This beautiful gluten-free vegetarian dish is topped off with tender and nutritious garlic roasted vegetables. A perfect autumn meal!
Gallo Pinto is a rice and beans dish with its origins in Central America. This take is inspired by my time living in Costa Rica and how I most frequently experienced this dish. It is so tasty and filling that I love to introduce it to others who may not have experienced it yet! You can also find this recipe in my book, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
A super simple and easy to make Mediterranean Cucumber Salad that is packed with cucumber, olives, onion, bell pepper, chickpeas, fresh herbs and an utterly delicious homemade dressing! Gluten-free and vegan.
What to Serve with Stuffed Peppers – Cheesy Pumpkin Polenta + More!
Stuffed peppers are delicious as a meal on their own. But, if you're serving stuffed peppers for dinner, you might want to serve some tasty side dishes. Here are 23 delicious side dishes to go with stuffed peppers!
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