Easy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers


These delicious turkey stuffed peppers are filled with a tasty combination of lean ground turkey, healthy brown rice, tomato sauce, seasonings and melty cheese.

Recipe Snapshot


1 hour 10 minutes


6 servings


Preheat your oven. To prep the peppers, first cut the tops off and discard stems and seeds. Next, finely dice the pepper tops which will go into the filling.


Place the hollowed-out bell peppers, cut side down, in large baking dish. Add in water to keep them moist, then cover them with foil. Bake the baking dish of peppers until they’re tender. Remove the foil and drain away the liquid. Flip them over with tongs.


Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add turkey and diced pepper tops. Cook, breaking up, until the turkey is just crumbled into pieces. Sprinkle with paprika, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook, crumbling the turkey with a wooden spoon until the turkey is no-longer pink and the pepper pieces are tender.


Stir in the cooked rice, tomato sauce and basil if using until thoroughly combined. Remove from the heat.


When the peppers are done, reheat the turkey mixture, if necessary, until bubbling hot. Spoon turkey filling into the peppers...


... and top with cheese.


Bake uncovered until cheese is melted and the peppers are hot. Alternatively, microwave on high until the peppers are hot all the way through and the cheese is melted. Serve hot.



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