Wow! I have just uncovered one of my new favorite vegetarian Weight Watchers recipes ever — these incredible Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas!!

Full of all the Mexican flavors you’d hope for, and then some, this healthy dish combines the idea of two traditional recipes – stuffed peppers and Mexican enchiladas.

By using quinoa, black beans, and veggies as the filling for the stuffed peppers instead of the traditional beef and rice, I was able to cut down on a lot of calories, fat, and carbs. And adding lots of Mexican flavors to the quinoa filling, and then topping the dish with a red enchilada sauce and blend of cheeses, this fantastic dish brings together two very tasty worlds for just 5 Points per serving.

Filling, flavorful, and sure to satisfy your taste buds, this Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas Recipe is a must try. It’s so easy and is a great healthy family dinner idea.


stuffed pepper enchiladas

Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas Recipe

Calories274 kcal
Carbohydrates19 g
Fat8 g
Protein16 g
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes


Servings: 4
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 2 small zucchini - cut into small pieces
  • 28 oz enchilada sauce - 1 can
  • 15 oz black beans - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion - diced
  • ½ cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend - shredded
  • cup cilantro - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Juice from 1 lime


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut bell peppers in half, remove seeds, and microwave them for about 2-3 minutes in a microwave safe bowl or dish with about ½” water in the bowl. This will help soften the peppers.
  • Meanwhile, prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, zucchini, beans, cilantro, onion, lime juice, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt & pepper together.
  • Place peppers in a large baking dish, cut side up, and fill each pepper evenly with the quinoa mixture.
  • Pour a can of enchilada sauce over all the peppers and then top evenly with the shredded cheese. Cover with aluminum foil, but make sure the foil is not touching the cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.


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Serving: 2 stuffed pepper halvesCalories: 274 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 19 g (6%)Protein: 16 g (32%)Fat: 8 g (12%)Fiber: 12 g (50%)
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  1. This is one of my all-time fav recipes. I’ve made it so many times. It’s so yummy!

    I found a southwest quinoa in the frozen foods that I’ll use in place of it tonight. I also add browned hamburger or ground sausage. Delicious!

  2. Might I suggest you change the title of your recipe to not include “enchilada” since there is no corn tortilla in the recipe? Or maybe make it Stuffed Peppers in Enchilada Sauce?

  3. Is that 1/2 cup cooked quinoa because directions to make quinoa are 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water which yields much more? Please answer quickly as I would love to try this dish. Thanks in advance

  4. This was definitely good and healthy, but it was way too much sauce for me. Next time I would use only half the amount of sauce. Also, it came out to 8 point plus per serving for me–not sure where you got 5 from? Thanks for sharing!

  5. Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas Recipe – 5 Points

    Made this recipe EXACTLY as written ~ MINUS the salt.
    Was excellent!! Our four dinner guests requested the recipe
    and did not notice that there was no meat in it.

    Great stuff! Will make a double batch next time as there were
    no leftovers. :(

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. This was an insane amount of enchilada sauce and completely ruined it. It overpowered all the other flavors, I might as well have just poured the can of enchilada sauce in a bowl and ate it like soup.

  7. I feel like 1 tsp of salt is way too much. The resulting mixture is so salty, even before being combined with the enchilada sauce. If I made this again I would salt to taste only. This is over the threshold and really brought down the whole thing :-(. Bummer.

  8. I made this tonight for dinner, and WOW, was it ever delicious!!! DH did not even realize that it didn’t contain meat, and that it contained zucchini (Which he hates) until I told him. Instead of the bell peppers, I used the largest poblanos I could find, since I wanted some extra heat. I also sautéed the onions, garlic, and zucchini before adding the other ingredients, as well as some extra cheese. This will definitely go on my regular meal rotation! :-)

  9. Hi! I was wondering what the point difference would be if I used rice instead of quinoa?

  10. This recipe rocks! The flavors are amazing together. I have made it twice and the second time only used the red bell peppers, my preference. It makes such an attractive dish either way. I love that two halves is one serving!

  11. Yummy! Peppers were a little underdone for me, I like cooked peppers but not raw ones. Other than that it was delicious!

  12. Made this for dinner tonight. Review? Delicious, although super spicy! I used Chi Chi’s enchilada sauce. Maybe it’s just me. Don’t eat spicy that much anymore. Also, I’m amazed that two of them is one serving. I could only eat one, and I have a great appetite. Maybe I used more zucchini than recipe calls for. When it says small zucchini, not sure what that meant. Overall, A+!!!

  13. When I calculate this, it comes out to 6 points+ for the beans, quinoa, enchilada sauce and cheese. Is there some secret to making it that brings it to only 5 points+?

    • Great question!! It may just depend on the brands of ingredients you use. This is exactly why I NEVER rely on the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder. Depending on the nutritional stats of your ingredients, your recipe may come out to 6 Points +.

  14. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings Reply

    How is there that much cheese and still 5 points? Love it!

    • This is the key to making low calorie recipes!!! All of the other ingredients are so light and healthy, that you can save all the Points for the best part– the cheese!! Keep in mind too, that this is 1 cup of reduced cheese spread out over 4 servings. :)

  15. justlaura75 Reply

    Oh I can’t wait to try these!!!!!!!! I think you are my hero :-)

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