Peppers aren’t just tasty toppings for pizza and fajitas. They’re nature’s bowls, practically begging us to fill them with something delicious. Behold, 17 amazing ideas.

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Peas and Crayons

Bell Pepper Pizzas

Hey, crust: Sorry, but we’re breaking up with you.

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What Gaby’s Cooking

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Psst, quinoa is packed with protein, so have this on Meatless Monday.

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Host the Toast

Cheesy Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Make us these and we’ll give up tacos. (Maybe.)

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Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers

Hey, you can’t go wrong with a classic.

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That Square Plate

Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Shh, the secret ingredient is cream cheese.

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Homemade Hooplah

Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

Who needs bowls?

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Peas and Crayons

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Peppers

You’ll get two servings of veggies in this tasty side dish.

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Crumbs and Chaos

Garlic and Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Make 'em as hors d’oeuvres for your next party.

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Primavera Kitchen

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

Hearty and low-cal? Sign us up.

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Le Crème de la Crumb

Three-Cheese Macaroni Stuffed Peppers

OK, this is last-meal territory.

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The Garlic Diaries

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

This is a brilliant idea, people.

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A Spicy Perspective

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblanos

Annnnd here’s a replacement for wings on game day.

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Peas and Crayons

Baked Bell Pepper Tacos

Whip 'em up at your next fiesta.

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Wholesome Yum

Cheesy Egg Stuffed Bell Peppers

The best part of waking up.

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A Saucy Kitchen

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Whoever invented this deserves a MacArthur genius grant.

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Maebells

Chicken and Pesto Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Bye, regular old roasted chicken.

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Half Baked Harvest

Roasted Cherry, Couscous and Brie Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This further proves our cardinal rule: It’s OK to eat Brie for every meal.

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