Stuffed Red Pepper Parcels

30 minutes


This colourful, flavour-packed dish is perfect for lunch or dinner, served hot or cold with some crusty low protein garlic bread or Onion, Garlic and Rosemary Flatbread or simply with salad.


  • 100 g (4oz) Juvela Low Protein Mix
  • 25 g (1oz) hard margarine
  • 25 g (1oz) lard
  • cold water to mix (add in gradually)
  • 1 large red pepper (halved and de-seeded)
  • 200 g (8oz) can chopped tomatoes (drained)
  • 100 g (4oz) mushrooms (thickly sliced)
  • 1 asparagus spears* (refer to NSPKU dietary information for portion advice)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Juvela Low Protein Rolls/Sliced Loaf (made into breadcrumbs)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 190˚C/ 375˚F/ Gas Mark 5. 
  2. Place the Juvela Low Protein Mix in a large bowl, cut the margarine and lard into small pieces and rub into the Mix until the texture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in sufficient water to give a firm manageable dough.
  4. Roll out the dough on a surface lightly dusted with Juvela Mix and cut into 2 large squares big enough to fold around the base and sides of the peppers.
  5. Place halved pepper, cut side down, on the work top and carefully place a square of pastry over it.  Gently ease the pastry over the pepper to form a border around the sides.  Turn the pepper ‘tart’ over and wrap the pastry around the edge of the pepper. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pastry and pepper half.
  6. Mix the tomatoes, garlic and chopped parsley together and place a large spoonful in the base of each pepper. 
  7. Mix the mushrooms and asparagus together and place on top of the tomatoes.  Drizzle over a little olive oil and lightly brush over the sides of the pastry.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pastry is tinged brown and the peppers are cooked. 
  9. Meanwhile mix the remaining oil with the breadcrumbs and cook in a heavy based saucepan until golden and crunchy.
  10. Remove the pepper from the oven and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs.  

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