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Lentil Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Healthy Vegetarian Lentil Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Credit: Christie Connelly

This Lentil Stuffed Capsicum recipe is really simple to throw together in the morning to cook while you’re at work. I’m always amazed how relaxing it is to arrive home to the smell of a finished dinner wafting from the slow cooker. This dish works really well with quinoa instead of rice, if you prefer.

Serves: 6



  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 400g tin tomato puree
  • Pinch dried oregano

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 400g tin lentils, drained
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 6 large capsicums, various colours
  • 3 bocconcini balls, sliced in half
  1. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until softened, then add garlic and cook for 1 min more until fragrant. Add tomato puree and oregano and stir to combine. Pour into slow cooker pot.
  2. Place rice, lentils, pesto, parsley and spring onion in large bowl and mix to combine. Stuff capsicums with mixture and place in slow cooker snugly side by side. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Place cheese on top of each capsicum and keep cooking for 10 mins until melted.
  4. Serve topped with extra parsley and a side salad.


Christie Connelly

Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.