Stuffed Veggies Are the Easiest Summer Meal — Here Are Our Favorites

May 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Homemade meat and rice stuffed bell peppers with cheese cilantro
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If you ever thought bell peppers, spaghetti squash, zucchini or peppers were bland, boring and were never main-course material, oh, you were sorely mistaken.

Some of the best meals are as simple as taking your favorite vegetables and stuffing them with tasty, ooey-gooey goodness. And you can be as healthy or as decadent as you want: Stuff your bell pepper with a perfectly seasoned quinoa mix, or wrap your spinach- and artichoke-stuffed zucchini boats with bacon strips. You can do whatever you want. 

Ahead, we've listed 12 of our favorite stuffed vegetables recipes — and, no, they're not all stuffed pepper recipes. We've included a variety of vegetables, from avocados to the aforementioned zucchinis. And trust us; if you're not a vegetable fan and you have more of a comfort-food leaning, especially when it comes to dinner, you'll convert after just one bite. 

So choose a recipe, and get your veggie on.

1 /12: Grilled Twice-Baked Potato-Style Stuffed Peppers

1/12 :Grilled Twice-Baked Potato-Style Stuffed Peppers

2 /12: Caprese-Stuffed Avocados

2/12 :Caprese-Stuffed Avocados

3 /12: Mexican Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

3/12 :Mexican Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

4 /12: Pesto-Spinach Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

4/12 :Pesto-Spinach Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

5 /12: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

5/12 :Stuffed Zucchini Boats

6 /12: Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

6/12 :Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

7 /12: Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

7/12 :Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

8 /12: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Zucchini

8/12 :Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Zucchini

9 /12: Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers

9/12 :Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers

10 /12: Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Peppers

10/12 :Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Peppers

11 /12: Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

11/12 :Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

12 /12: Falafel-Stuffed Peppers

12/12 :Falafel-Stuffed Peppers