We all know we’re supposed to eat healthy meals. But sometimes, it can seem like the only easy and nutritional dinner option is a plain old salad or our usual roasted veggies. However, for a wonderfully creative way to spice up your run-of-the-mill vegetables, try stuffing them. It’s really as simple as it sounds. As an added bonus, these versatile and colorful dishes are super Instagrammable. Gather round everyone, because #dinner is served.
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Ah, the zucchini. Also known as a courgette. A more sophisticated cucumber. Ok, we could go on and on in describing our favorite summer squash, but you probably already know how wonderful this vegetable is. What you might not know is that the zucchini is also incredibly versatile. For a great stuffing idea, try ground turkey, bell pepper, and a sprinkling of mozzarella on top. Mmm.
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Mushrooms are one of those foods that people either love or hate. If you fall into the second category, then this probably isn’t the stuffed veggie for you. However, if you already enjoy this fleshy fungus, then stuffed mushrooms are gonna be a total gamechanger for you. Try making them with melted cheese and a garlicky breadcrumb crust on top.
Bell peppers are one of the best vegetables to cook with. Not only are they healthy, but they also come in a variety of colors that are super pleasing to the eye. These factors alone make stuffed peppers one of the best meal options if you’re looking to impress. One way to make them is by filling the peppers with a savory mixture of ground meat and rice.
Potatoes are a staple in almost everyone’s kitchen. Yet, we usually use this starchy vegetable to make basic comfort foods, like mashed potatoes. Stuffing your potatoes will give them a level of sophistication you never thought possible, and will effortlessly take that humble Tuesday night dinner to the next level. When it comes to filling choices, anything goes, thanks to the simple nature of this vegetable.