Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers are the perfect pre trick-or-treating dinner because they capture the fun of Halloween but still offer a ton of health benefits.

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Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers [Vegan]

Serves

4

Cooking Time

60

Ingredients

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 orange peppers, tops cut off
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
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Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large, dry pot, toast the raw millet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until it turns a rich golden brown. Add the vegetable stock, onions and garlic the pot and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it to sit, covered and for 10 minutes.
  3. While the millet is cooking, place the cut peppers in a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes until slightly soft then pat dry.
  4. When the millet mixture is done resting, gently stir in the pasta sauce, nutritional yeast, spices, pine nuts and spinach.
  5. Spoon the stuffed peppers filling into the steamed peppers. Cook the stuffed peppers for 20 minutes in the oven uncovered.