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Swiss Chard & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 generous servings (or 6 side servings) 1x


These Swiss Chard & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers are a vegetarian meal that come together in no time with little effort but with TONS of flavor. You’ll never miss the meat here!


  • 3 large red bell peppers (any color pepper will work)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Halve peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds. Lightly brush the peppers all over with oil; sprinkle the insides with salt and pepper. Place the peppers, cut-side down, in a baking dish. Bake until peppers are just tender, 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Turn cut-side up.
  3. While the peppers are baking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in the Swiss chard and cook until wilted and softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in rice, parmesan, pine nuts, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Divide the filling among the pepper halves and return them to the baking dish.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the baking dish. Cover the peppers with foil and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes more. Serve warm!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: vegetables

Keywords: Swiss Chard & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers, vegetarian stuffed peppers recipe, vegetarian stuffed peppers, brown rice and swiss chard stuffed peppers, roasted vegetarian peppers