Diana Ivanoska's recipe: Stuffed peppers in a slightly different way

Stuffed peppers / Photo: Private archive

Life can really be impeccably "delicious", and this is confirmed by Diana Ivanoska from Tetovo, who with her talent for combination of tastes takes us on an exceptional gastronomic journey.

Ivanoska stands behind an Instagram profile"Dash of Spice" and reveals to us the little secrets of creating magic from flavors. She started sharing her recipes with her followers and friends since the beginning of the pandemic.

"I love every part of the process, but I enjoy photographing the food the most," Diana reveals.

Today, the inventive Diana shares a recipe for a well-known Macedonian specialty – stuffed peppers, but in a slightly different way.

"Although I also love the classic way of preparing this dish, with this recipe you get the 'spring' freshness of the ingredients. Try it, I hope you will like it as much as I do," says Diana.


These are quantities for 3 peppers, ie 6 stuffed halves. Increase the dose as needed.

– 3 bell peppers
- 300 grams of minced meat
- 1/2 onion
– 1/4 cup of rice
– 180 grams of chopped tomatoes or from a can drained of the liquid
- 1 carrots
- parsley
- about 50 grams of cheese
- salt
- pepper

Photo: Private archive


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and coat them on both sides with a little olive oil. Arrange them in a pan facing down and bake them for 15 minutes.

During this time, prepare the filling. Boil the rice and strain it. Fry the onion in a pot. When it becomes soft, add the finely chopped carrot and then the meat. When the meat is fried, add the tomato and let it simmer until the liquid evaporates. Season with salt, pepper and dry spice mix (optional).

Take it off the heat and add the cooked and drained rice and the finely chopped parsley.

Remove the peppers. Turn them over and fill them with the mixture. Put a little grated cheese or a piece of mozzarella on top. Bake for another 15-20 minutes. Top with parsley and enjoy.

For a veggie version, replace the meat with soaked and drained soy crumbs. The preparation is the same as with meat. Add veggie cheese on top.

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