White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Steph Wagner

March 15, 2021

White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

 

Bariatric friendly, high in protein and low in carbohydrates

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White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers or Zucchinis!

A few (or more) years ago I made White Enchilada Zucchini Boats and my husband and I loved them.

Then I forgot about them. Like you do.

Even back then I remember thinking I should try it with red peppers for a little bit of sweet. So when I remembered the White Enchilada Zucchini Boats I quickly remember my idea to make them White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers…and here we are today. 😁

My local grocery store has plenty of flavor options for The Laughing Cow® cheese so I made mine with their Queso Fresco flavor. If this is not a flavor option you have, look for any spreadable cheese options that seem similar.

This is a great way to get a creamy texture without using a higher fat ingredient. I like Laughing Cow® in raw red pepper strips for a snack but it’s also my favorite secret ingredient for making Creamy Mashed Cauliflower!

Other stuffed pepper recipes

Stuffed peppers and zucchinis are great recipes! I love the texture and flavors plus the bonus of getting your veggies mixed in with your protein. You can click here for  the search results for stuffed zucchini boats. My personal favorite is a good zucchini pizza boat :)

Here are a few other stuffed pepper recipes I have on Bariatric Food Coach:

Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Peppers member recipe on Bariatric Food Coach Salsa Verde Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe on Bariatric Food Coach Simple Italian Stuffed Peppers on Bariatric Food Coach
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White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Oven Baked
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Creamy shredded chicken with a little kick stuffed inside peppers for the flavors of white enchiladas without the starchy ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 wedges spreadable cheese ex The Laughing Cow® cheese Queso Fresco or Original flavor
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeño slices chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers halved and seeded

Instructions

  • Determine your preferred method to cook the chicken breast.
    For a quick pressure cooker option, add one cup of broth to the bottom of the pot, season chicken with salt and pepper and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Allow steam to release naturally for 10 minutes. Remove and shred.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Half and seed the red bell peppers. When chicken is cooked, add to a large bowl with spreadable cheese, 1/4 cup shredded cheese and jalapeños. Mix well and scoop into bell peppers.
  • Top bell peppers with remaining cheese and a few extra jalapeños for decoration. Bake for 20 minutes and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5bell pepper | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2008IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (0.5 bell pepper)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2008IU40%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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