Peppers Stuffed with Turkey & Vegetables

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1⁄2 hours
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size 1/2 pepper
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Make it a Meal: 
  • a glass of water

Ingredients

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)
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon
each salt and pepper
1⁄2
onion (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup
sliced mushrooms
1
chopped zucchini (about 1 cup)
1 can
(14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes with liquid

Directions

  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, 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.

Notes

  • 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
Last updated: 03/20/14
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