Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Turkey stuffed peppers make a delicious and healthy family meal. Just prepare, refrigerate and pop them in the oven right before dinner time, easy as that! Another option would be to prepare and then freeze these stuffed peppers. If there’s a night that you know is going to be busy, just pull the stuffed peppers out of the freezer, thaw, and bake!

I also love any meal that can be tweaked to what my family likes. We absolutely love green bell peppers; however, red, yellow or orange bell peppers would be delicious too. Another thing you can change is to use all white meat ground turkey or ground beef instead of the ground turkey I used in this recipe. Also, substitute brown rice for the white rice, or add more or less of the other ingredients I used for this recipe. Just make sure to use the ingredients your family loves!

These turkey stuffed peppers are also so extremely healthy! I typically serve these to my family with a side salad, but the isn’t necessary. Because the main part of this meal is a bell pepper, I wouldn’t sweat it if you don’t happen to have the stuff for a side salad.

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Recipe

Ingredients

3 large green bell peppers, washed and cut in half

Green bell peppers
Green bell peppers, before cutting in half

1 lb ground turkey (I used 93 percent lean)

1/2 onion, chopped

3-4 cloves garlic

1 cup tomato sauce

1 15 oz can tomato sauce
Tomato sauce

1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cups chicken stock

Container of market pantry chicken stock
Chicken stock

salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups cooked white rice

1/4 cup shredded cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Spray large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray

Place halved green bell peppers in baking dish and set aside

3 green peppers, halved, and place in a baking dish
Green peppers, halved

Sauté chopped onions for 4-5 minutes

Add ground turkey and minced garlic and cook until turkey is cooked all the way through

Add cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper and cook on medium heat for a couple minutes

Spices added to cooked ground turkey
Spices added!

Pour in tomato sauce and 1/2 cup chicken stock and heat all the way through

Add cooked white rice to turkey mixture

White rice added to cooked ground turkey before added to turkey stuffed peppers
Rice added!

Spoon turkey and rice mixture into each bell pepper

Green bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey and rice
Peppers are stuffed!

Pour remaining 1 cup chicken stock into bottom of baking dish

Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes

Pull foil off, sprinkle cheese onto each bell pepper, and bake for another 5-10 minutes and serve!

Ground turkey stuffed bell peppers
Turkey stuffed peppers are served!
Yield: 6

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Turkey stuffed peppers are healthy and delicious. They make the perfect weeknight family meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 green bell peppers, washed and cut in half
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray large baking dish with non stick cooking spray, place halved bell peppers in dish and set aside
  3. Sauté chopped onions for 4-5 mins
  4. Add ground turkey and minced garlic and cook until turkey is cooked all the way through
  5. Add cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for a couple minutes
  6. Pour in tomato sauce and 1/2 cup chicken stock and heat all the way through
  7. Add cooked white rice to turkey mixture
  8. Spoon turkey and rice mixture into each bell pepper
  9. Pour remaining 1 cup chicken stock into bottom of baking dish
  10. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 mins
  11. Remove aluminum foil, sprinkle cheese on each pepper, and bake another 10 minutes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 544mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 8g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
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