These days breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Really, all meals (and snacks!) are important, but after going without food all night while nursing a little one, I wake up feeling starving.
Cereal has always been a go-to for breakfast, but lately, cold cereal and almond milk just won’t cut it. I need something that contains protein and will fill me up.
I’ve always loved stuffed peppers so I was really excited when I decided to make these breakfast stuffed peppers. You can make these ahead of time and re-heat them each morning, which I think is so important for people who don’t have long in the morning but still want a healthy, hearty breakfast!Print
Loaded Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 4 large bell peppers, whatever color you like
- 9 large eggs
- 1/2 cup fully cooked breakfast potatoes*
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach leaves
- 1/3 cup shredded cheese, plus more for topping if desired
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. You can either cut them in half width-wise or length-wise but they will probably stand up better if you cut them width-wise. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
- Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Remove the peppers from the oven and spoon the egg mixture into each pepper, amount will depend on how big your peppers are. Sprinkle the top of each pepper with cheese and place back in the oven and bake peppers until eggs are set, about 20 minutes. Serve eggs immediately and top with chopped herbs if desired.
*I used packaged breakfast potatoes that I thawed but you could also use roasted potatoes or boiled potatoes.
Store peppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and re-heat in the microwave or in the oven.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free
I love stuffed peppers and it’s such a great idea making them into a breakfast dish. These look so hearty — they’re like breakfast hash in a pepper!
Cereal never tends to fill me up for breakfast, so I usually stick with something with more substance and that I can make ahead. Which means that these stuffed peppers sound perfect and look delicious, Izzy! Hope you and your little one are doing well!
Katie @ Whole Nourishment says
Izzy, you have a real winner here. I need quick, preferably pre-prepped breakfasts too. And since we don’t eat cereal and I try not to have granola be default, I’m constantly struggling to find fun and new protein-forward breakfast ideas. Egg muffins are a favorite so I really love your stuffed pepper idea, especially with the bleak beans. Definitely making these once summer ends and we’re back to regular routine. Thank you and hope you’re adjusting well to your new routine. 😉
Traci | Vanilla And Bean says
Such a beautiful presentation these stuffed peppers make, Izzy! And I love the stuffing for these beauties. Perfect for hungry morning tummy. Such a good way to get the day going!
Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron says
I LOVE these, Izzy! And I remember being SO hungry (and also ridiculously thirsty) when nursing…you definitely need something more substantial than cereal don’t you? I hope you are well and enjoying mommyhood 🙂
What would be the nutritional info be for each half pepper? I’m new to eating healthy and am being extremely mindful with eating and losing weight.
She Likes Food says
Hi Tara, I don’t currently have that information but there are a few websites you can use to calculate it. I usually use myfitnesspal.com