WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Couscous Stuffed Peppers
(235 calories | *5 WW SmartPoints)
Couscous filled peppers with Moroccan flavors are a delicious departure from the rice and ground beef stuffed peppers I grew up on.
They are much lighter and more flavorful too.
Skinny on Vegetarian Slow Cooker Couscous Stuffed Peppers
I served them for supper with Caesar salad on the side. They would make a nice side dish for grilled chicken or fish too.
My peppers were so ginormous they required 1-1/2 times the the amount of stuffing specified, so you will want to stick with medium-large peppers to avoid running out of stuffing 🙂
According to my calculations each serving has 235 calories, *8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *5 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Couscous Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- 4 medium-large bell peppers (I used red and yellow)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 large clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 cup uncooked couscous
- 1/2 cup water
- Pine nuts, for garnish (if desired)
- Fresh cilantro, for garnish (if desired)
- Feta cheese, for garnish (if desired)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers.
- In a microwave safe bowl microwave onion and garlic until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in tomato sauce, raisins (if using) cumin, salt, cinnamon and smoked paprika. Stir in couscous.
- Divide couscous mixture evenly among peppers.
- Pour water into slow cooker; stand peppers upright in cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW heat setting 5 to 7 hours, or until peppers are tender. Garnish with pine nuts, cilantro and/or feta cheese, if desired.
Source: adapted from Pillsbury Doughboy Slow Cooker Recipes
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.Here’s another way to make slow cooker stuffed peppers with couscous:
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If you like slow cooker vegetarian couscous stuffed peppers:
- Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Stuffed Eggplant (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers (Martha Stewart)
- Slow Cooker Couscous Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef (Betty Crocker)
- Turkey Stuffed Peppers (SkinnyTaste)
- Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers (OrganizeYourselfSkinny)
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