There are tons of ways for kids to help make this Stuffed Bell Peppers with Beefy, Cheesy Yumminess Recipe. The best part is filling up the peppers with the yummy filling!
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: BELL PEPPERS
- Fruits: none
- Veggies: bell peppers2, onion, garlic, tomatoes2
- Grains: pasta
- Protein: beef
- Dairy: cheese
1For information about food and health, go to ChooseMyPlate.gov.
2Tomatoes and bell peppers are classified by botanists as fruit, but nutritionally and legally they are considered veggies.
- Bell peppers are classified by botanists as fruit, but nutritionally and legally they are considered veggies.
- Bell peppers are native to Central and South America.
- You can eat bell peppers cooked or raw. The peppers are usually red, yellow, green or orange.
- Bell peppers contain important vitamins, like vitamin A and vitamin C, and they offer a number of health benefits.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Stuffed Bell Peppers with Beefy, Cheesy Yumminess Recipe. Simply hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To help prepare the pasta, kids can:
Measure and pour broth into pot
Bring broth to a boil
This teaches kids to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!
Oh, good ol’ Pyrex makes our world go round!
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To prepare the peppers, kids may:
I don't know why, but this is my daughter's absolute favorite thing to do!
Place peppers in boiling water*
Careful of the heat!
Turn peppers as they boil*
Set oven to broil
To prepare the filling, kids may:
Break up meat as it cooks
A potato masher or spatula is great for this task!
Combine meat with tomatoes, pasta and cheese
Stuff the peppers!
Use a big spoon to scoop the mixture into the peppers. You'll probably have extra.
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.