Spooky Stuffed Peppers


It’s not just pumpkins you can get creative with this Halloween, for something a bit different, have fun carving out spooky faces into orange peppers.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Makes: 2 stuffed pepper

2 orange peppers

75g long grain rice

50g butternut squash or pumpkin, finely diced

1 tbsp sunflower oil

4 spring onions, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped

50g cooked chicken breast, diced

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

20g parmesan cheese, grated

1 tsp sweet chilli sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

  1. Cook the rice in boiling water according to the packet instructions and drain.
  2. Cook the squash in boiling water for 5 minutes and drain
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the spring onions, garlic and thyme and fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken, rice, squash and tomatoes. Fry for 2 minutes. Add the cheese, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce. Toss over the heat and season.
  4. Slice the tops off the peppers, reserving the lids. Remove the seeds from the inside. Carve scary faces from one side of each pepper using a sharp pointed knife.
  5. Fill the peppers with the rice mixture and put the tops back on