These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers are a healthy, budget-friendly breakfast recipe made with just 4 ingredients. Get the recipe now.
Disclaimer: I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Cabot Cheese and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
I love breakfast. And I especially love a non-fussy breakfast.
These bell peppers stuffed with eggs and cheese are an easy twist on a dinnertime staple. Rather than using rice and beans, we’re filling our peppers with whisked eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, and roasted sweet potatoes.
Simple. Healthy. Easy. Budget-Friendly.
I don’t think it gets better than that!
Plus, you can easily add additional ingredients, like veggies, spices, or proteins to up the flavor and nutrition content of your peppers.
Made with just four main ingredients, there’s no excuse for not whipping up a batch of these egg stuffed peppers this weekend. Let’s get cooking!
As long as you have salt and pepper at home, all you need are four additional budget-friendly ingredients:
I’m all about keeping breakfast simple. But, if you want to add even more flavor, texture, or nutrition, you can also add other vegetables and/or proteins, such as:
Just note that these additions can add volume. Try to keep the overall amount of mix-ins to no more than 2/3 cup otherwise they may not fit.
If you really want to load these up with fillings, you can make an extra 1-2 peppers and add another 1 to 2 eggs to the filling.
Or, rather than cutting the peppers in half and then filling them, you could remove the tops and fill each pepper so that they’re standing up when they cook. This will give you more room for fillings.
Let’s be honest: cheese is usually the best part of any dish. Especially egg recipes.
Not only does cheese make scrambled eggs deliciously creamy, but a good-quality cheese can also add a complexity and depth of flavor. Which is why I recommend using Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar.
In case you aren’t familiar, Cabot is a cooperative owned by 800 farm families throughout New England and New York. This is great as it means 100% of the profits go back to the farmers.
Besides being a good company to support, they also make delicious dairy products. In particular, Cabot Cheddars have a rich flavor that really adds so much to a recipe.
Plus, all Cabot Cheddars are:
And if you’re a fan of their cheddar cheese, then you should also check out their other cheeses and dairy products, including Greek yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, butter, and even whey protein.
For more information on Cabot’s mission and products, be sure to check out their website.
While it takes about 40 minutes to make this breakfast stuffed pepper recipe, the majority of the time is spent in the oven. This means you have plenty of time to make a cup of coffee and slowly enjoy your morning.
Here are the steps to make stuffed peppers for breakfast:
Roasting your sweet potatoes can be done up to 3 days ahead of time.
To roast, simply dice your sweet potato into small pieces, toss with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Spread the diced sweet potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in a 425 F-degree oven for 20 minutes, or until soft and golden brown.
You can also cook them in a skillet over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Leftover roasted sweet potatoes can be served on the side of these breakfast stuffed peppers or you can use them in a burrito or grain bowl at lunch.
To save time, you can also buy pre-cooked frozen diced sweet potatoes, hash browns, or home fries. You can also skip the potatoes altogether and just use other diced vegetables.
These breakfast stuffed peppers work well as a small breakfast along with a serving of fruit on the side, or as part of a larger brunch spread.
Here are some healthy, budget-friendly ideas to serve with this recipe:
Looking for more healthy egg recipes that won’t break the bank? Check out these staples on TheHealthyToast:
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