Stuffed foods are just more fun. Typically that’s because there’s cheese involved and it’s hard to argue that logic. We’ve got 21 recipes that are stuffed with deliciousness whether it’s savory or sweet and they’re sure to make dinner tonight a little more exciting than usual.

Poblano peppers stuffed with chicken and cheese.
Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Hummus stuffed pretzel bites.
Stuffed Pretzel Bites. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Bite into pretzel bites filled with hummus for an unexpectedly rich treat. The combination of soft pretzel and gooey center is irresistibly decadent, making it a must-try snack.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookies stacked on a white plate.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Imagine cookies that break open to reveal a creamy peanut butter center. This dish takes the classic cookie to new heights of indulgence, proving that stuffed foods can indeed be a rich, sweet treat.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Grilled Stuffed Avocados

Steak stuffed grilled avocados on a metal plate.
Grilled Stuffed Avocados. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Avocados take center stage, stuffed with marinated steak, red peppers, corn, and scallions, and grilled to perfection. Serve with rice for a summer meal that’s as rich as it is refreshing.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Stuffed Avocados

Goat Cheese Stuffed Baby Eggplants

Goat cheese stuffed baby eggplants on a white plate with parsley and pine nuts.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Baby Eggplants. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Creamy goat cheese fills these baby eggplants, with a finish of honey and balsamic that elevates the dish to new heights. It’s an appetizer that promises to be as decadent as it is unforgettable, perfect for impressing at any meal.
Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Stuffed Baby Eggplants

Creamy Turkey Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

Turkey and cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms on a baking sheet.
Creamy Turkey Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dive into mushrooms stuffed with ground turkey, creamy garlic cheese, spinach, onions, and roasted red peppers. It’s a dinner option that promises rich flavors in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Turkey Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers stuffed with chicken and cheese.
Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Poblano peppers stuffed with chicken, cheese, black beans, and Mexican spices offer a rich, comforting meal. This gluten-free, low-carb option doesn’t skimp on indulgent flavors, making it a standout choice.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Lentil Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant slices on a baking sheet topped with lentil stuffing.
Lentil Stuffed Eggplant. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Brown lentils, tomatoes, shallots, and greens fill eggplants for a hearty, meatless meal. Top with goat cheese for an extra creamy touch, or keep it vegan. Either way, it’s a rich, flavorful experience.
Get the Recipe: Lentil Stuffed Eggplant

Mexican Stuffed Onions

Cheddar chicken stuffed purple onions on a plate with a fork.
Mexican Stuffed Onions. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Turn onions into a feast by stuffing them with couscous, chicken, salsa, cilantro, and cheese. It’s a playful and rich dinner idea that brings a burst of flavor and creativity to the table.
Get the Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Onions

Bison Stuffed Peppers

Bison Stuffed Peppers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ground bison, rice, zucchini, carrots, onion, and tomato sauce fill peppers, topped with melted cheese. A healthier take on a rich meal, it’s easy to make and packed with flavor.
Get the Recipe: Bison Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Stuffed chicken marsala in a cast iron skillet.
Stuffed Chicken Marsala. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Take chicken marsala to the next level by stuffing it with mozzarella, tomato butter, and basil. This version adds a rich, creamy twist to a classic dish, making it an unforgettable main course.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

Pumpkin stuffed shells in a white dish with a spoon.
Pumpkin Stuffed Shells. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Fill your shells with pumpkin and a mix of sage, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a taste of fall comfort food. It’s a rich and cozy meal that perfectly captures the essence of the season.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy stuffed heirloom tomatoes with herb garnish.
Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Tomatoes get a makeover with a filling of goat cheese, crème fraîche, and thyme, topped off with garlic butter breadcrumbs. This side dish breathes life into the late summer menu, offering a taste of something truly decadent.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Honeynut Squash

Two stuffed honeynut squash halves on a wooden table.
Stuffed Honeynut Squash. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Honeynut squash, small but flavorful, are ideal for stuffing with a quick and easy fall filling. This dish is a testament to the rich, sweet flavors of autumn, making it a great choice for a seasonal meal.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Honeynut Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed delicata squash boats with cranberries and pork on a baking sheet.
Stuffed Delicata Squash. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Roasted delicata squash stuffed with pork, cranberries, apples, leeks, and fennel is a celebration of fall. Sweet, caramelize, and perfectly rich, it’s a dish that brings the best of the season to your table.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Round Zucchini

Quinoa stuffed round zucchini in a baking dish.
Stuffed Round Zucchini. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Discover the joy of round zucchini, an exciting squash that’s perfect for stuffing. When baked, it becomes a healthy yet rich side that captures the essence of late summer on a plate.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Round Zucchini

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate stuffed strawberries on a white plate.
Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Give strawberries a decadent upgrade by stuffing them with chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. It’s a simple yet rich treat that turns the classic chocolate-strawberry combo on its head.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Bruschetta Stuffed Zucchini

Bruschetta hummus stuffed zucchini boats in a glass baking dish.
Bruschetta Stuffed Zucchini. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Stuff zucchini boats with bruschetta, top them with herby breadcrumbs, and you’ve got yourself a meal that’s anything but ordinary. It’s the perfect way to bring something new and indulgent into your eating routine.
Get the Recipe: Bruschetta Stuffed Zucchini

Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes

Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Thick, hearty chocolate red wine beef stew fills warm potatoes, offering comfort on a cold day. This dish is the epitome of winter warmth, blending rich flavors in an innovative way.
Get the Recipe: Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Eggplant

Cheesy chicken stuffed eggplant on a baking sheet.
Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Eggplant. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This stuffed eggplant recipe combines chicken and cheddar for a meal that’s both easy to make and decadently rich. Ready in 30 minutes, it’s a crowd-pleaser that brings a new twist to dinner.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Eggplant

Raspberry Granola Stuffed French Toast

Granola French toast with raspberries on a platter.
Raspberry Granola Stuffed French Toast. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Transform your French toast with raspberry granola clusters and a simple raspberry mash. It’s a breakfast revolution that introduces a new level of rich, fruity goodness to start your day or as a fun twist on breakfast for dinner.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Granola Stuffed French Toast

Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Cheddar stuffed turkey meatballs served with zoodles.
Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Turkey and zucchini meatballs come alive with cheddar inside, all cooked in a rich marinara sauce. This dish brings a decadent twist to your dinner table, showcasing flavors you’ve likely never tried before.
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

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