A spooktacular recipe from Paediatric Nutritionist and author of Wholesome Child, Mandy Sacher

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 Medium-sized red capsicums
  • 1 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Brown Onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 small small zucchini, finely cubed or grated
  • 1 cup (250ml) tomato passata
  • 1 cup baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tbs goat’s cheese or feta, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice each capsicum in half vertically and remove the pulp and seeds from inside.
  3. Place in a baking dish or on a baking tray and bake in oven for 15 mins, take out and set aside.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 mins or until soft.
  5. Add beef, breaking up meat into pieces and cook until browned, approximately 3-4 mins.
  6. Add zucchini, tomato passata, spinach and parsley and simmer on medium heat for 3-4 mins.
  7. Add quinoa and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Stuff capsicums with as much filling as will fit. Return to oven and continue roasting until very soft, about 20 mins.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve with fresh herbs on top.

Notes... Serving and storing leftovers: Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months. Tip: Swap quinoa for 1 cup of brown rice and zucchini for mushrooms, carrots or vegetable of choice.

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  • Sounds like a great and healthy dish full of great flavors thanks


  • The stuffed capsicums look amazing and sound delicious!


  • So many yummy quinoa recipes around and I don’t think I like it. I only tried it once and it put me right off. Maybe I should give it another go…..


  • A lot more healthy than the lollies and chocolate for dinner


  • Thank you for this, will see how they go tomorrow night, but will need to make more then the four.


  • I have never tried quinoa before, very cute!


  • This looks great!!!


  • How cute are these love them


  • Lovely recipe !


  • Love the look of this finished recipe for stuffed capsicum – shame some of the ingredients and method appear to be missing. Any chance of them being added? Thanks :)


  • This recipe is missing ingredients and instructions

    Shame as this looks like a super cute idea for halloween dinner


  • It looks like something is missing from this recipe. :-)


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