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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey & Vegetables
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Stuffed Peppers with Turkey & Vegetables
Makes: 6 pepper halves
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1⁄2 hours
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 1 1⁄2 hoursTotal time: 1 2⁄3 hours


1 cup
cooked rice (white or brown)
3 bell peppers (green, red, or yellow)
10 ounces
ground turkey (half a 20 ounce package)
1 teaspoon
Italian Seasoning (or basil and oregano leaves)
1 teaspoon
garlic powder or 4 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon
each salt and pepper
onion (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup
sliced mushrooms
chopped zucchini (about 1 cup)
1 can
(14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes with liquid


  1. Cook the rice or prepare instant rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the peppers in half from top to bottom. Remove the stem and seeds.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet), cook the turkey until no longer pink. Add seasonings during last few minutes.
  4. Add onion, mushrooms, and zucchini to the skillet. Add a small amount of oil, if needed. Saute until tender.
  5. Mix in the tomatoes and rice. Remove from heat.
  6. Fill the pepper halves with the skillet mixture.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until peppers are tender when poked with a fork.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try chicken, beef or pork instead of turkey.
  • Add a sprinkle of cheese.
  • If there is extra filling, try it in a wrap for another meal.
Serving Size: 
1/2 pepper
Nutritional Label: 
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  • a glass of water

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