• Serves 4
  • 42 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


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.


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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  • These look like so much fun


  • Loving these and I love stuffed capsicums. Not sure my kids are really fans but they might give it a try if it looked like this!


  • These are super cool. I love halloween and these look great.


  • These look so yum and so creative


  • Very cute ! I would use vegetarian mince


  • My kids ask for these every halloween


  • How cute and adorable are these! Not only for Halloween but any time would entice the children to gobble them up. Awesome recipe. Thanks.


  • This is something Halloween inspired recipe but looks soo attractive


  • This looks so good!


  • This looks awesome as my daughter would say. Great fun food


  • We make something similar every Halloween for dinner before the kids go trick or treating


  • Looks nice but I would use rice in place of the quinoa.


  • I don’t quite know what to do with quinoa but this recipe really appeals. And the vibrant colour is food for my eyes.


  • Always looking for dinner ideas, i haven’t made stuffed capsicum for years. Inspired again thankyou!


  • Yummo. Great way to use up capsicum to


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