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Orzo stuffed peppers

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Ingredients

Preparation time:
25 minutes
Baking time:
45 minutes

Directions

Yield:
6 peppers

Serving size:
1 pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside. Heat oil in medium saucepan; add garlic, onion, and celery. Cover and cook until vegetables are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta, thyme, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, and half of the provolone cheese. Cut tops off the peppers and remove seeds. Cut a small piece off the bottoms so peppers will stand upright. Spoon the pasta mixture into each pepper and set in baking dish. Sprinkle each pepper with 1/2 teaspoon bread crumbs. Sprinkle the remaining half of the provolone on top of the peppers. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups of broth around peppers. Bake 45 minutes until lightly browned on top and tender. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 272 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 383 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 meat. Carbohydrate choices: 2 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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