19 Deliciously Stuffed Vegetables

1. Falafel-Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce and Tomato Relish

Joanne Bruno / flickr.com

This chickpea-based filling has just enough kick. Recipe here.

2. Baked Stuffed Artichokes with Leeks

Elaine McCardel / theitaliandishblog.com

Artichokes will make you work for it, but they’re worth it in the end. Recipe here.

3. Guac-A-Taco (Vegan Taco-Stuffed Avocado)

Kathy Patalsky / babble.com

OK vegans, you win this one. Recipe here.

4. Roasted Ricotta and Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes

Melt in your mouth. Recipe here.

5. Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Gina Homolka / skinnytaste.com

[Sigh] That cheese. Recipe here.

6. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Andre Baranowski / saveur.com

Even the humble cabbage wants in on this. Recipe here.

7. Lebanese-Style Stuffed Eggplant

Stephanie Foley / gourmet.com

Tiny eggplants are amazing if you know what to do with them. Recipe here.

8. Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chung-Ah Ree / damndelicious.net

Sometimes it pays to shake things up just a little bit. Recipe here.

9. Kale-Stuffed Mushrooms with Hazelnut Gremolata

Michael Turek / foodandwine.com

Kale really gets around. Recipe here.

10. Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Corn and Poblano Peppers

Kimberly Hasselbrink / theyearinfood.com

Tempura batter adds a welcome crunch. Recipe here.

11. Horseradish Cherry Tomatoes

Zach DeStart / bonappetit.com

Control yourself; these little things have a whole lot of oomph. Recipe here.

12. Stuffed Kale with Bulgar, Tabbouleh, and Lime-Yogurt Dip

Con Poulos / foodandwine.com

Wrapped up and ready to go. Recipe here

13. Grilled Zucchini Boats with Feta, Pesto, and White Beans

Raw zucchini is weird, so make sure your boats are sufficiently cooked before you fill them up. Recipe here.

14. Roasted Onions Stuffed with Curried Black Quinoa

Winnie Abramson / healthygreenkitchen.com

So virtuous you can feel OK about having three at once. Recipe here.

15. Stuffed Jalapeños

Hey there. Recipe here.

16. Spinach, Bacon, and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

Jessica Merchant / howsweeteats.com

Stuffed mushrooms can be a soggy disaster when not executed properly; luckily, portobellos are sturdy enough to hold up under irresponsible amounts of cheese. Recipe here.

17. Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

Ripe (yellow, not green) plantains are softer, sweeter and work much better with spicy sausage. Recipe here.

18. Stuffed Collard Greens with Turkey and Pecorino

Quick enough for any weeknight. Recipe here.

19. Shrimp and Garlic Rice Stuffed Peppers

Classic for a reason. Recipe here.

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