Microwave Stuffed Peppers for One

Stuffed peppers are super delicious, but can be rather fiddly if you ’ re only trying to serve yourself. Hence the universe of this stuffed pepper recipe that serves precisely one person and is made completely in the microwave ! obviously, you could stick to using your microwave for ready-meals and leftovers – after all, surely people normally cook farce peppers using an oven for a reason, right ? But where ’ s the fun in that ? ! Being able to cook goodly dinners from boodle in the microwave is such a useful skill excessively ; what if you ’ re having your kitchen re-decorated or your oven replaced – you still need to eat ! That ’ second region of why I ’ thousand working on more healthy meals for one that can be made entirely in the microwave. The other reason is the washing up – the number of pots and pans you need for some stuff pepper recipes is precisely absurd. cipher wants to deal with that ! I ’ meter starting to discover that it ’ randomness easier than you think to cook single-serving dinners like these microwave stuffed peppers. For one thing, you end up throwing away fewer leftovers. Plus it helps part control ! A key exercise of that is my single-serving brownie in a jar. After all, if you only cook one fortune you don ’ t have to feel guilty about eating the solid batch !

I decided to stuff my pepper with bum spinach and basil rice. After all, what ’ s life without a fiddling cheese ? however, if you have any leftover Mexican vegetable rice or blue turmeric rice then those would be big fillings ! alternatively, you could use my microwave risotto with clean herbs – it should make the perfect sum to fill one pepper ! Please do let me know in the comments if there are any specific types of single-serving or microwave recipe you ’ d like to see ! possibly you very need a single-serving gluten-free lunch, or a vegan microwave dinner – I ’ megabyte assailable to suggestions ! Continue to Content halved stuffed pepper on a plate full of cheesy basil and spinach rice. A fork is taking a bite-size piece of the pepper.

Microwave Stuffed Peppers for 1

yield :

1 person

cook fourth dimension :

20 minutes

sum time :

20 minutes

A single-serving gorge pepper recipe made wholly in the microwave ! The peppers are stuffed with a delectable bum, buttery rice mix, with optional add-ins including chili peppers for spice or extra mozzarella on lead for more gooey cheesiness.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 35 grams (3 tbsp) basmati rice
  • 120 ml water
  • 30 grams (1/8 cup, 1 oz) baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp (1/4 cup) grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 red bell pepper, hollowed out


  1. Add 1 tbsp butter to a medium microwave-safe bowl and melt (approximately 20 seconds).
  2. Add the garlic and onion and stir. Microwave 30 seconds to soften.
  3. Add the rice and water. Cover with microwave-safe clingfilm and pierce several times. Microwave in 2 minute increments until all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked (around 10 minutes total).
  4. Add the spinach. parmesan, basil and remaining 1 tbsp butter. Stir to combine and re-cover with clingfilm. Microwave 1 minute until spinach is wilted.
  5. In a separate bowl, place the pepper top-down in around 1″ of water. Cover with clingfilm and pierce several times. Microwave until the pepper is softened to your liking – around 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pepper from the water and fill it with the rice mixture. Cover with pierced clingfilm and microwave until everything is hot and cooked to your liking, around 2-3 more minutes. Serve immediately.


optional add-ins :

  • diced chilli pepper – add with the garlic and onion. I’d recommend 1/2 a chilli pepper per serving
  • mozzarella – top the filled pepper with slices of mozzarella and in the final step, microwave until it is melted to your liking
  • bacon – add in 2-3 tbsp cooked diced bacon with the spinach, basil and parmesan

Our microwave is 700 watts. You may need to adjust cooking times depending on your own.

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If you ’ re looking for a delectable, easy side dish for this recipe, I truly recommend my bum garlic butter pinwheels, although the peppers are pretty filling therefore possibly split one pepper between two if you plan on adding a side serve. For an easy, single-serving dessert, try my brownie in a clash – it ’ s a arrant share and is soooo rich and fudgy it ’ mho equitable irresistible ! enjoy ! Linked to # CookBlogShare