Oven Roasted Peppers with Low Fat Cream Cheese, Sauteed Corn & Beans

Oven Roasted Peppers with Low Fat Cream Cheese, Sauteed Corn & Beans

I saw a variation of this in a magazine (Vegetarian Times) and adapted it to the ingredients I had readily available at home. This is a masterpiece, looks as gourmet as it tastes. An easy peasy recipe that takes probably 30 from start to finish – so go ahead and give it a try – I promise you that this has got the “WOW” factor writ large over it.

Ingredients
4-5 peppers – Red, Orange or Yellow(serves 4-5 guests assuming each consume 2)
1 pack of frozen corn
1 can of black beans
4 -5 triangles of any flavored laughing cow cream cheese (35 calories per triangle) (sub with creamy goat cheese, feta or fresh mozzarella
Herbs of choice – I used thyme from my garden – but if you favor other flavors, go for it
Garlic flakes & brown sesame seeds for topping
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Olive oil spray +1 tsp for sauteeing the corn and black beans
Sea Salt
Fresh ground black pepper (optional)
Other spicing agents of your choice (optional – I used  tsp of spicy sesame powder)

 

Preparation
Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Thaw the corn
Wash the beans
Sautee with spice and salt and 1 tsp of olive oil
Cut the peppers right down the middle making two perfect cups –
NOTE – you can either lop off the stems or keep the stem on
Remove the seeds
Spray the inside of the pepper with olive oil, grate some sea salt and pepper
Cut or pinch out small amounts of the cheese into the pepper
Add the cooked corn/bean mix
Sprinkle some garlic flakes and sesame seeds on the top
Grate the fresh parmesan cheese over them
Bake for 15-18 minutes
Note: Before placing on the baking pan, spray the pan – I added some salt and some chili flakes – These do not really coat the peppers, but they do absorb a mild but perfect flavor from them
Remove from oven.
Decorate with fresh thyme leaves and serve hot.
Bon appetit!
Skills

Posted on

August 3, 2012

23 Comments

  1. Colorful peppers,looks delicious n yummy!!

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  2. looks yummy and healthy :)

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  3. delicious recipe, good clicks

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  4. very colorful.. healthy one…

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  5. Delicious recipe with lovely colours…loved this

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  6. wow Priya, not sure abt the filling but the photos have come so good.

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  7. Yummy roasted peppers, seriously am loving ur stuffing,looks fantastic and nutritious.

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  8. Looks so colorful and appetizing.

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  9. Yummy looking baked peppers Priya.. no wonder you all liked them… :)

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  10. such a colourful spread

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  11. Amazing good looks! Lovely idea, I want to make this now…..

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