Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup #RecipeRedux

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Sometimes I over cook. I don’t mean soggy green beans or dried out chicken. I mean way too much food. Although with stuffed peppers that could be a good thing.
Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup turns those leftover chicken, brown rice and mushroom packed red bell pepper in to a delicious soup.

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Spring doesn’t mean it is time to stop eating soup. I just lighten it up a little. These stuffed red peppers boast ground chicken, brown rice, mushrooms and spinach. I like using red or orange bell peppers instead of green ones. Its a personal preference. Use what you like.
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To make the soup, I added low-fat chicken broth and fresh tomatoes. So good!

Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup #RecipeRedux

Ingredients

  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (I use portabella)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce or homemade sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large tomato roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Cut peppers in half and steam for 2 to 3 minutes to soften. Place halves in baking dish.
  • Mix together chicken, rice, 1/2 cup spinach, mushrooms, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Loosely stuff peppers. Cover with sauce and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes and chicken is completely cooked.
  • To make soup, break up peppers in a 3 quart saucepan.
  • Add broth, fresh tomato and 1/2 cup spinach.
  • Simmer until thoroughly heated and tomatoes are cooked.
  • Serve alone or with bread or salad.
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8 Responses to Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup #RecipeRedux

  1. Totally with you on over cooking. Think it’s in my blood – my mom does the same! Would never think to make stuffed peppers into soup – how interesting and delicious!

  2. Amee says:

    Love this soup, Cindy! Sounds delicious!!
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  3. Clearly if I came to visit – there’d be no leftovers of this soup! Sounds absolutely fabulous!

  4. I love this! Pinned right away!

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