Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

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These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers are the perfect start to the day! If you’re 🇧🇬 Bulgarian, you know how much we love our baked 🫑 bell peppers, so this is inspired by the Bulgarian classic dish that’s on every menu back home. Pesto eggs have been trending lately and I decided to do something different and combine those flavors with the stuffed pepper. In my opinion, this is a more satiating, filling and delicious way to do it! These are the ultimate breakfast, lunch or girl dinner idea with a 🥗 side salad.

Why You’ll Love Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers are an incredible low-carb meal idea and absolutely phenomenal. You will love the flavor combo of peppers, feta, green onions and 🍅 tomatoes. Your favorite cheese (non-dairy works too!) just takes it over the edge. The egg stays fluffy and each bite is the perfect combination of colors and flavors. Feel free to amp up the pesto in this dish for even more herbaceous deliciousness.

How to Prepare Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

🔪 First, use a knife to cut your bell pepper and a half directly through the stem. Then clean out the inside and remove the seeds.

🧀 Next, add a sprinkle of cheese to the base of each pepper half.

🍅 Now, finely dice cherry tomatoes and green onions and then add them to each pepper half as well.

🥣 In a separate bowl, whisk 4 eggs with a pinch of salt and the sundried tomato pesto.

🫑 Then fill each pepper half with the egg mixture to just below the rim of the pepper.

♨️ Gently transfer the peppers into your air fryer and air fry at 370°F (185°C) for about 18 to 20 minutes.

🌿 Finally, add parsley and extra feta cheese on top for garnish and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🔥

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can certainly bake these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers in the oven. Bake at 400F (200C) in a baking dish until fully set (around 20 minutes or so).

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Variations and Substitutions for Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

  1. You can use any 🌿 pesto you love, I used sun-dried tomato pesto. If you have extra time, try making my Basil Walnut Pesto, it’s worth it!
  2. Use any of your favorite veggies you have to use up in the fridge: 🍄 mushrooms, spinach, red onion, chives, zucchini and even jalapenos.
  3. Add whatever cheese you love in these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers: 🧀 cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, or goat cheese would be delicious as well.
  4. If you are dairy-free, just use a non-dairy cheese you love instead or leave it out and use a bit more pesto.

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Common Questions

which air fryer do you use?

I love my COSORI Pro II Air Fryer. If you have a different brand, I recommend reading the suggested cooking time and temperature since each appliance will vary. Keep an eye on them while they’re cooking.

can I make these breakfast stuffed peppers in the oven?

Yes, you can certainly bake in the oven if you don’t own an air fryer. Bake at 400F (200C) in a baking dish until fully set (around 20 minutes or so).

what else can I add to these breakfast stuffed peppers?

The options are really endless! Use up whatever vegetables you have in your fridge: mushrooms, spinach, red onion or jalapeno are great options as well.

can I make these dairy-free?

Yes, you can certainly use your favorite non-dairy cheeses in these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers.

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers are an incredible low-carb meal idea and absolutely phenomenal. You will love the flavor combo of peppers, feta, green onions and your favorite cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Bulgarian
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 bell pepper, halved and clean out the seeds
  • 1 tablespoon feta, or any cheese you love
  • 2 tablespoon cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ scallion, diced (or green onion)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pesto, any variety you like

Instructions 

  • Cut your bell pepper and a half directly through the stem. Clean out the inside and remove the seeds. Add a sprinkle of feta or any cheese you like.
  • Finely dice your cherry tomatoes and green scallions (optional) and add them to pepper halves.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and the sun-dried tomato pesto. Fill each half with the egg mixture just below the rim of the pepper.
  • Gently transfer it into your air fryer and air fry at 370°F (180C) for 18 to 20 minutes but please keep an eye on it as it will depend on the air-fryer.
  • Parsley for garnish is optional (and extra feta on top) and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 671mg, Sodium: 1755mg, Potassium: 578mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 5225IU, Vitamin C: 160mg, Calcium: 221mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Bulgarian
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m just going to give this 5 stars even though I haven’t made it yet. I went looking for ideas for my normal any egg scramble or burrito recipe for breakfast with what I have on hand (eggs, bell pepper, onion & tomato). This is new to me and exciting! How do you mix up a traditional ingredient breakfast recipe? Like this!! Definitely looking forward to trying this!