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Day TWO: Cabbage Roll Stuffed Peppers

Cabbage Roll Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers

When I made my One-Pot Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole, I ended up with double the amount of food as I was expecting. I knew that there was no point in freezing the leftovers for a future meal as frozen leftovers rarely get eaten in my house so I decided to use up the leftovers creatively and make stuffed peppers. What I thought was a budget dinner (the complete Cabbage Roll Casserole meal came in under $13) turned into a double duty meal. For both days, the total spend on ingredients was around $18, and there were even some leftovers for lunch on day three.

Day Two: Cabbage Roll Stuffed Peppers

This recipes serves 3-4, or 6 if using as a side-dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of the One-Pot Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole recipe
  • 3 Bell Peppers (any colour)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar)

Method:

  • Cut your peppers in half, and clean the insides out and dry
  • Place into a baking dish (do not grease)
  • Stuff the peppers generously with the Lazy Cabbage Roll filling
  • Sprinkle peppers with cheese
  • Bake at 400˚ for about half an hour until peppers are tender and filling is heated through
  • Serve with your choice of sides – we had salad and baked beans

stuffed peppers

The cost for the original Lazy Cabbage Roll recipe was under $13. I used half of it for the peppers, so about $6.50. I used an additional $4.84 worth of ingredients for the peppers recipe which brings the total of tonight’s dinner to under $11.50.

  • 3 pack of tri-coloured peppers $1.97 (on sale at Walmart)
  • Baked Beans 87¢
  • $1 worth of cheddar and mozzarella
  • We used under $1 worth of Salad (I buy the big containers of Spring/Baby lettuces)
  • Salad dressing, on hand

Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.

 


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11 Comments

  1. Mike Gismondi

    These look delicious!

  2. Marina

    I would like to try this someday because it looks and sounds scrumptious!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Wow, a nice and easy meal at a reasonable cost. 🙂

  4. kristen visser

    bookmarked and totally giving this a try!! my babcia used to make cabbage rolls all the time but I have never tried them in a pepper like this! what a great twist on the traditional cabbage roll

  5. Donnas

    I love how you got 2+ meals out of your cabbage roll casserole recipe, I love both recipes. They would be a hit in our household. They look so delicious.

  6. SHIRLEY

    This looks delicious and a great idea to stuff peppers with cabbage roll casserole

  7. Lynda Cook

    I just made lazy man cabbage rolls last week, and yes it always makes a lot, I never thought of stuffing peppers with the mixture, I would like that very much!

  8. Julie F

    I like the idea of using peppers for the mixture, it will make a nice change!

  9. jan

    While frozen leftovers do get eaten here, I absolutely love this idea and will be using it.

  10. Debbie White Beattie

    Making one meal turn into two is a great way to use up the leftovers but an even better way to save money. The peppers look delicious !

  11. Heather N

    These look yummy! With a couple of small tweaks I could eat them too!

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