Quinoa Shrimp Taco Stuffed Peppers


Do you like tacos? Do you like shrimp? Do you like stuffed peppers? Do you like Quinoa? Do you like Cheese? Corn? Black Beans? If you answered “YES” to the questions above, then you’ll LOVE these Quinoa Shrimp Taco Stuffed Peppers! I love all things Southwestern-Mexican and not to toot my own horn or anything but…TOOT TOOT! These were UHHHMAZING!


I went into Earth Fare not knowing what I was going to make for dinner. As I was walking through the produce aisle my eyes met the green peppers. It was like one of those little cartoons with the heart eyes that pop out and throb. The peppers were HUGE and 2 for 1. I then decided to make stuffed peppers because I haven’t made them in a really really long time!

For these peppers, you will need:
*2 Boxes Near East – Quinoa Blend Roasted Red Pepper & Basil
*Olive Oil
*2 Cups Mexican Mix Shredded Cheese + SOME
*1 Packet Simply Organic Southwest Taco Seasoning Mix
*3-5 Large Bell Peppers. (I only used three but I had enough filling left to fill up 2 more)
*1 Cup Black Beans
*1 Cup Corn
*1 pound of uncooked shrimp
*Extras: Salsa, Avocado, Plain Greek Yogurt

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-First, prepare the quinoa as directed on the box.

-While the quinoa is cooking, cut the tops off the bell peppers and gut them out. Boil them for 15-20 minutes.

-When the quinoa starts to thicken, add the shrimp and taco seasoning.

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Add the corn, beans, and cheese.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Continue to cook the quinoa and shrimp until they’re both fully cooked.

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Place the peppers in a greased baking pan. Fill the peppers up with the quinoa mix.

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Top the peppers with about 3-4 tablespoons of cheese.

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Bake 10-13 minutes.

Serve with Greek plain yogurt, avocado slices, and salsa!


The peppers are so filling and full of protein, whole grains, and fiber! You can wrap up the extras, freeze, defrost and bake again the next day! I saved the extra filling and added it to a breakfast burrito the next morning!

I promise these will not let you down!

Sometimes I’m lazy and like to take photos with my cell phone.


  • sorelle

    This recipe was fantastic and my favorite of yours so far.

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  • Karen

    I just made this for dinner and it was amazing! My husband doesn’t like shrimp so I made half with chicken. He just told me I got an “A” and he is the pickiest eater you can imagine. It was our first time having quinoa. I’ll definitely be making this again !

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I bet it would be awesome with chicken! I might try that soon! And I’m so happy he liked it 🙂 What did you think of quinoa for the first time?

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      • Karen

        It was great. I was a bit suspicious of it but we both ended up liking it. It was very filling and a side dish definitely is not needed.

        I’ve been following your site for years and this is my first time responding. Keep the recipes and motivation coming! : )

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        • Taralynn McNitt

          Thanks Karen! If you were to spread the ingredients out you’d have vegetables, protein, and grains! Who needs a side with that?

          I’m going to keep it up!:) xo Thanks for being an awesome reader !

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  • Cassie

    I love stuffing peppers!

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  • Melanie

    love this recipe! I’m thinking of trying it for dinner tomorrow night. I’m not a huge fan of shrimp though, do you think shredded chicken would work instead?

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    I love pizza and I love that I can just use the bellpeper as the container and eat the container too 🙂

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  • Alicia

    What kind of side dish would you recommend with these?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I didn’t do a side dish because I felt like this had everything in one. It had grains, protein, and vegetables. If you wanted to do a side dish, maybe some more veggies!

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  • Laura Hager

    Yum! These look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  • Karen K

    Wow that looks amazing! 🙂

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    I love bell peppers, so delicious!

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  • Kristjana

    Your recipes always seem so simple, yet I would never be able to come up with them! They look so good, can’t wait to try them!

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