Nov 6, 2008

Turkey Stuffed Peppers



 
These stuffed peppers are loaded with flavor and make a great dinner with a salad on the side. Not all stuffed peppers are cooked in tomato sauce. I used ground lean turkey and rice for a healthy, low point meal. Also great with brown rice. Make extra so you can have leftovers for lunch.



Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 servings (1/2 pepper) Time: 55 minutes Old Points: 4 • Points+: 5
Calories: 184.7 • Fat: 2.3 g Protein: 20.8 g Carb: 20.2 g Fiber: 1.6 g  

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean chopped turkey meat
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Directions:
    Heat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey. Season with salt and garlic powder, and cumin and brown meat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Combine cooked rice and meat together.

    Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can. Place all stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy.

    197 comments :

    1. Ufff, that is delicious!!! Wow, you every time succeed in posting nice recipies! What a joy, thanks Gina my friend, you do a wonderful job!

      Have a nice weekend!

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      1. Excellent recipe....we used black beans in place of rice. mmmmm

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    2. Oh does this ever look good. Thank you for sharing Gina.

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    3. This was wonderful - I've been keeping a "stack" of "keeper" recipies and my husband & I both said this one is a keeper! Thank you so much for this site and keep up the awesome work!

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    4. Gina~ this was a GREAT recipe. I made it with a wild rice blend so it was a little crunchier than if I would have used white rice, but the flavors of this recipe were delicious. Next time I think I'll add corn and black beans. I think it would compliment it nicely. Oh, and the method of putting the broth in the bottom and covering the pan with foil did a great job of steaming the bell peppers perfectly. I've followed other stuffed pepper recipes that didn't call for this technique and the peppers were never done to my liking. Thanks for this awesome recipe!!!

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    5. Dawn - I'm sure this would taste great with corn and black beans as well. Glad you like the recipe! It's one of my favorites.

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    6. This was great! I made these for my family last night. I used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, left out the garlic and cilantro. I loved the flavor that the chicken broth gave the peppers during steaming. My family loved them! It's definitely one that we will keep around our house. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    7. Made these the other night and they were fantastic. Definitely a keeper!

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    8. My husband said, "They melt in your mouth!" These were amazing and I didn't even top them with the cheese because I didn't have any. My mom has always made stuffed peppers. They just seemed a bit too much work for me. They actually weren't much work and they were delicious.

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    9. I like that you slice the peppers lenght wise. Less peppers and looks nicer too.

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    10. wonderful recipe! I LOVE your site, it is absolutely amazing and is on my favorites tab :) Thank you so much for making meals/weight watchers a little bit easier for me.

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    11. Again, another great recipe Gina! I made these tonight for dinner and I got rave reviews from my boyfriend and my 17 yr old (who is VERY picky)! So far, I've cooked nothing from your site for over a week now and I've lost 3 lbs! 3 lbs eating GREAT food!

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    12. I love stuffed peppers! I mix the filling with finely chopped, cooked cauliflower so it has the look and texture of traditional stuffed peppers with rice. Gina, thank you so much for all of your recipes. I didn't think I could still cook and eat the foods I like on WW until I found your site. You are awesome, keep up the good work!

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    13. @MystiBlue- That's wonderful!

      Love that idea of using cauliflower in place of rice to make it low carb! Thanks for sharing!!

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    14. LOVED THIS!

      http://weightwatchermama.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-fans-go-wild.html

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    15. I have this in the oven as we speak and I am so excited to try it! This is the 2nd recipe of yours that I have tried (so far) and I am very impressed! So delicious! My husband can be pretty picky on what he deems to be healthy and he has loved the food I made using your recipes. Thank you so much!! :)

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    16. You're welcome!! I'm a stuffed pepper lover!!

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    17. This was awesome!! My husband totally cleaned his plate. I also added coriander b/c I like how it goes with cumin. Think I will add black beans and corn next time for more veggies....

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    18. Yum! Thanks, Gina! I was a little worried that 1/2 a pepper would not fill me because I was HUNGRY, but served with a small side salad it is very filling! My fiance approves too!

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    19. Hi Gina. I just made this dish last night and it was amazing. I calorie count and I was hoping that you could post the nutritional facts for those of us that dont use a points system. Thanks so much

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    20. Hi Gina!
      I made this recipe a few weeks ago and just loved them!!! Such a flavorful, filling and healthy meal.
      Here is the posting of it on my blog if you want to check it out!
      Thanks for another great recipe! I'm officially a huge fan! :)
      Ashley

      http://ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/2010/05/turkey-stuffed-peppers.html

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    21. I made this for the first time today and it is so delicious! Thank-you Gina!

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    22. I made this last night with Poblano Peppers. It was DELICIOUS!! Candace

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    23. Glad they came out good Candace! I love stuffed peppers and Poblanos!!

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    24. hey i got this in the oven right now. am i suppossed to have only used half of the rice and turkey mixture? i could stuff another 6 bell pepper halves with what i have left over.... maybe i bought small peppers? are the points going to be the same?

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    25. If the peppers are smaller and you don't use all the stuffing, then the points would be less. Depends on how much stuffing you use.

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    26. i used half the stuffing, 2 points per pepper then? lol thats crazy.

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    27. WOW, This is a great recipe! I have tried many recipes from your site, and they are all outstanding! Thanks for coming up with meals that are delicious and healthy, yet not "fat-free and flavorless." I planned to eat two halves, but one was the perfect serving! We served ours with grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch! :) Thanks again for the great recipes.

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    28. i love this recipe! It was very yummy and my kids loved it. I'm trying to make sure I don't overdue my points, so would you say the filling in the pepper is about 1/2 cup or 3/4 of a cup? Thanks for all your yummy recipes. I'm trying the chicken salad tomorrow.

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    29. This recipe was awesome and very flavorful. I used a finely dice jalapeno to add some heat. Left out the cumin cause I didn't have any. And substituted pasta sauce for tomato sauce again because I didn't have the tomato sauce. Anyway great dish, very filling and you feel like your being indulgent. And this is great to make for a dinner party.

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    30. Wow Gina, these are terrific!! I was looking for a low-point stuffed peppers recipe and stumbled across your site... I will be trying MANY MANY more of your recipes after making your peppers! They were so delicious I ate them for lunch 2 days in a row after having them the first night for dinner. I love that you post all the points too...less work for me :)

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    31. Thank you, Gina! Your site is now my go to for weekly menus. You have made light food workable and tasty - I appreciate all your hardwork (my husband too)! These stuffed peppers were a great hit, thanks again :)

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    32. Really good, and I liked the cooking method, kept the lid on and with the broth, it tenderized the peppers perfectly without drying out. I used some leftover Uncle Ben's brown/wild rice blend that comes precooked in small packets. Only thing I might change is add some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to up the tomato flavor a bit.

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    33. Made this for dinner the other night and they were sooooo good! I totally agree that the chicken broth in the pan steams the peppers perfectly! They were so flavorful! 2nd recipe of yours in a week--so happy! I can't wait to weigh in on Thursday to see how this helps me for the week! :)

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    34. Yet another awesome dinner courtesy of Gina. LOL

      I halved the recipe and used 4 small red/yellow peppers so we could each have two halves. I'm definitely looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow for lunch... and dinner will be another batch of the spinach lasagna rolls. Gina, I thank you in my head every week when I do my weigh-in. *chuckling*

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    35. I thank you all for taking the time to leave comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed them enough to comment! I too agree adding broth helps cook the pepper. And I love that you thank me each time the scale goes down, it's nice to know I'm helping you eat good on your weight loss journey. :)

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    36. What kind of shredded cheese goes best with this? Cheddar? A mix?

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    37. Looks Yum!

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    38. Gina, I stumbled across your site a couple of months ago and I have to say I absolutely love it! I have made so many recipes of yours and they are all fabulous! Thank you thank you for sharing great low fat recipes! I have shared your site with so many people, and they love it also!

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    39. Is this four points plus, or just points?

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    40. I just updated points plus, 5 pts.

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    41. Another hit from your site, Gina! This is 3 for 3. My husband and picky 17 year old are loving the recipes from here. I did add more garlic and cumin and cilantro than the recipe called for as we love all those flavours, and I added more tomato sauce than what it called for as the mixture seemed like it needed more. It was delicious and another keeper. Trying your turkey 3 bean chili next, can't wait! Yumm! Thanks so much, Gina! You ROCK!!

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    42. Has anyone tried freezing these yet? I'm planning on making them next week. I haven't been able to find a clear answer on Google if you should cook then freeze, or freeze then cook.

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    43. My guess would be cook, then freeze. Let me know how it works out.

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    44. I am making this now for tonight and the smell is wonderful!

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    45. We add about 1/2 cup more of tomato sauce, a whole onion rather than 1/4, some mushrooms and 4 cloves of garlic to bulk out the rice and turkey, and we can stuff the 3 peppers and have some leftover to have over rice on the side if need be. Delicious either way! Thanks for a great recipe!

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    46. we loved those and the next morning I ate it for breakfast with a poached egg on top.

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    47. Yet another winner at our house too. I haven't hit a recipe that wasn't liked yet! Great flavor! Love that cumin!

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    48. Aren't they wonderful! So happy you all Luke them!

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    49. I made this for my family tonight! It was so delicious and easy. Next time I think I'll try using the mexican tomato sauce (or rotel?) for bit more spice and replace some of the rice with corn. Oh and I will actually remember to put salt on the meat while I'm cooking it (oops!) Luckily that's not too terrible to fix after the fact.

      I can't wait to try more of your recipes :)

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    50. Delicious!! I made this for my family and I tonight. We all loved it. Thank you for your recipes. You've helped make my WW journey alot easier on my husband. :)

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    51. My daughter and I made these tonight as well and these were soooooooooo wonderful! We doubled our recipe, and got too much chicken broth or something, so I made a few notes about that on my recipes....felt like it should have been thicker...I am quite sure I fouled up a little after experimenting with the skinny girl margaritas!!! LOL!!! Thats what I get!!!

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    52. I have made these a few times and they are delicious! The recipe makes a lot of food so there are enough for leftovers for our family. IT is a very tasy, healthy recipe that we love!

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    53. I made these tonight. They were absolutely delicious. Even my 4-year-old was asking for more. Thank you!!

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    54. These are in the oven right now! It's my second time making them, and I've found it makes a TON of filling. I was able to really pack 8 halves full, and probably could have done another. I'm snacking of the leftover filling while they bake, and man, is it delish! Thanks Gina!

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    55. Aren't they!! I really love stuffed peppers :)

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    56. I made these the other night and they were a big hit. I was wondering how many points+ the stuffing is per cup? I wanted to have the left overs tonight with some grilled bell pepper, onion and zucchini, but wanted to be sure I stay within my points. Thanks!

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    57. I'm glad you like them, I'm really not sure how much it is per cup, you'll have to look on recipe builder.

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    58. Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit! Even my son who loves peppers raw but won't usually eat them cooked cleaned his plate!!! Another awesome and healthy recipe! Thank you Gina!

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    59. It looks good, but I don't like peppers, do you think that using whole fresh tomatoes would work? Would they stand up to the cooking time? It is something that I would love to make soon and I have 3 tomatoes on my counter.

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    60. I love how they was made. Presenting them good makes them look delicious already.

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    61. I enhanced the latin theme a bit by adding chipotle seasoning, chile powder, and I used salsa instead of tomato sauce and served with a little more cilantro and a dollop of lf sour cream. DEEEE-LISH. Thanks for making me a hero at my house.

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    62. You are genius! I made these for dinner tonight and my family inhaled them. These are better tasting, easier to make and considerably lower in fat than my family recipe. Thank you! I can't wait to try more of your exciting dishes.

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    63. Thanks for the recipe, having this tonight for dinner!

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    64. These are great! This was the first recipe I tried from your site, but somehow I haven't reviewed it until now! I make this regularly for almost a year now... at least twice a month! The peppers get perfectly tender from the chicken broth, and the filling is so flavorful. I usually decrease the rice to 3/4 cup and add a can of no-salt-added black beans in too.

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    65. Very yummy! Next time I'll try with black beans too. Thanks for the recipe, I love cooking from your site :)

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    66. One of the few recipes my husband has excitedly said was a keeper. I had some mushrooms and added about a cup or so chopped to the mix while cooking. YUM. Even my two year old ate this!!! And my 10 month old ate the filling (wasn't sure if she could chew the peppers properly)!! :)

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    67. can you freeze these??

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    68. Oh so good! Used our bumper crop of peppers from the garden. Added some habenero sauce on top. My husband said "perfectly done"! Thanks Gina!

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    69. Yum! These were super easy once I got the timing down. I added about 2/3 c black beans, but followed it besides that. My boyfriend scarfed it down,"mmmmm"d and gave me a thumbs up. That's college guy speak for success!

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    70. Do you use shredded CHEDDAR cheese? I'm adding this to my recipe rotation for this week! I've made a couple of your recipes so far and LOVED them. Thank you!!

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    71. Cheddar or a Mexican blend would be good.

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    72. I can't wait to cook this!!! I have three green peppers in the fridge at the moment though... has anyone cooked with green peppers??

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    73. thank you for this recipe! i've tried stuffed pepper recipes before that were so bland, this was perfectly seasoned, so delicious thank you!

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    74. I LOVE your site! All of your recipes look delicious and I can't wait to try them! I'm going to make this recipe tonight:) Thank you!!

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    75. AMAZING!!! EVEN MY VERY VERY PICKY HUSBAND LOVED THEM!!

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    76. Hi, I was just wondering if you thought I could do this with ground lamb meat?? Let me know if you've ever tried it, or think it would be a good experiment? Thank you! ps- i love your site!

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    77. These look awesome! I was wondering if you had any suggestions (possibly any other recipes on your site!) as to what this may taste good with in order to make a full meal?? I want to cook a nice dinner for my family while I'm home, and I MUST try these!

      Thanks!
      Katie

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    78. Gina, this was my first skinnytaste recipe to ever make, and it was wonderful. I used 93% ground beef and brown rice, but otherwise followed your directions. My family loved it, and I can't wait to have a leftover pepper for my lunch tomorrow! Thank you for such an awesome website!

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    79. Gina,
      I recently found this site due to pinterest and am in love with it! Thanks for all of the recipes. Quick question...can I prep these today and then bake tomorrow? Should I just wait to add the broth until right before cooking?

      Thanks again,
      b

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    80. Katie, I usually make them with a salad, it's a complete meal.

      b, yes that would be perfect.

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    81. I LOVE these! made them for the second time last night, with extras for today's lunch and tonight's dinner! I didn't have rice, so I used a serving of whole wheat breadcrumbs to thicken up the mixture a little, and it was perfect.

      My fiance cut up two of them and put them in a wrap for lunch, says they were even better this time around.

      Tonight I think we are going to chop up the rest of the leftovers, add a can of tomato sauce and pour over shirataki tofu spaghetti, can't wait!

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    82. Have you ever tried it with yellow peppers? I have everything....but Red! I am a little scared...What do you think?

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    83. Would I be able to sub the brown rice with quinoa??

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    84. I did it! and loved it! I will for sure make this again and put it in our meal rotation. I think I'll freeze the filling so I can have it ready for a quick dinner. It tastes just right and healthy.

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    85. I made these for dinner last night and they were DELICIOUS! I used Israeli cous cous instead of rice and topped the peppers with cheese the entire time I baked. After about 30 minutes, I removed the foil and sprinkled some panko bread crumbs on top and broiled for the remaining 5 minutes--delicious! Served with a side of asparagus. So yummy I just had to post about it on my blog Fancy Mabel's Fancy Fitness. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful recipes!

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    86. Looks great but how did you come up with each serving only being 185 calories? I thought 1lb of ground turkey would be 850 (170*5) calories and the brown rice 1020 (170*6) so just that divided by 6 would already be like 312. Am I doing something wrong with my math??

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    87. Tried this last night and loved it. Left out the oregano/cilantro and added a bit of cayenne and Morton Natures Seasons.

      Anonymous, I used the recipe feature on a fitness website I go to and added in the exact ingredients (amounts and brands) that I was going to use and came up with 190 cals per serving. 1 lb of Foster Farms ground turkey is 600 cals and 1.5 cups cooked white Minute rice is 300 cals.

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    88. Just made this recipe tonight for dinner - came out so yummy! I absolutely love your recipes. Everything I've ever "copied" has come out amazing. My 16 month old daughter loves them!

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    89. I made these peppers last night and used Quinoa insteaad of rice and they were fantastic! I did double the sauce though. I also did not use the cheese. These were excellent I cannot wait to make them again. Does the pt value still stay the same Gina?

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    90. Just made these for lunch and they are fantastic! I opted to use quinoa instead of rice. Absolutely delightful!

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    91. I can't get minced turkey meat here, could I used mince chicken instead? Would the calories be about the same?

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    92. YUM! Just put these in the oven. I added quite a lot more onion and garlic and used roasted garlic tomato sauce. I also seasoned decently with s&p. I'm not really doing them for the WW aspect, just that they sounded yummy! They taste yummy and I think my hubby is going to like them! I love the quinoa idea above! Thanks!

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    93. Just made these for dinner tonight. Yum! Next time, I'm going to try adding corn and black beans to the ground turkey mixture. Will definitely be adding this to my dinner rotation.

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    94. I made these tonight and added black beans and corn, with additional spices to season the extra ingredients. Amazing flavor! Gina, thank you SO much for all your recipes. I've made 5 of them in the past 2 weeks, all delicious and satisfying!! Your blog makes getting back on WW so easy.

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    95. Can you freeze these?? If so, do you put them in the freezer before baking them??

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    96. if there is no chicken stock on hand, can you use water in the pan to steam the peppers? or is that sacrilege?! lol :)

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    97. just made these for dinner tonight~ (I cooked and stuffed them, plan on baking this evening) -- The meat is amazing and instead of tomato sauce I used the "Filetto Di Pomodoro" sauce that I also got from your blog. AMAZING! (I got the sauce recipe from the spinach stuffed manicotti recipe on here- if anyone wants to try it...both the manicotti and sauce are awesome)

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    98. This was FAB! I'm a not too savvy cooker, but this was easy and sooo soo good. I used both red and green bell peppers and both were fantastic

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    99. Hey Gina! My hubby and I love this recipe!! This is made at least once a week! I've changed it up a bit just to sneak in veggies, but everything else is the same! I don't put cheese on hubby's, extra on mine though! Xoxo :)

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    100. These are in the oven right now - with quinoa instead of rice, since I already had some of the former cooked and ready. Can't wait for them to be done!

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    101. Made this last night, didn't have ground turkey so I used ground turkey sausage so I am sure it changed the calories a bit but they were still super good. Thanks!!

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    102. Made this over the weekend! FABULOUS!!!!!!! Used brown rice and wow was it amazing! Thank you for your excellent recipes!

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    103. These were Amazing!!!!!

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    104. Good recipe. We can't get ground turkey so I used chopped chicken. Rice ratio was too much, better to half that. I planned a whole pepper per person, but that was too much, we only ended up eating 1/2 each. Also, took a long time because my rice took 45 minutes, it would be good to make rice ahead or use something that is faster. I like the idea of adding corn and black beans, that would round it out nicely.

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    105. This sounds amazing! I have made and enjoyed so many of your recipes so I owe you a big thank you! By the way, did you use an entire bulb of garlic?

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    106. My mother makes large batches of stuffed peppers then freezes them.

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    107. I just made these and let me just say this is the first recipe of yours that I have tried. I have only made stuffed peppers 1x before but your recipe is by far healthier and taste much better!! To make it more filling i used the suggestion of another person and added black beans and corn and used brown rice instead of white. This was soooo good! I plan on trying 2 more of your recipes later this week and if they are as good as this I will be ecstatic!

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    108. We just made these, and, of course, it was another winner. My husband doesn't eat healthy and especially not brown rice, and he said, we should make these more often. Score! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    109. Very delicious. Great for dinner and I also brought the leftovers for lunch - so tasty. This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes. Thank you!!

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    110. hmmmmm not my favorite Skinny Taste recipe. We made these tonight and whilst they were nice they didn't offer any flavor punch. But I love every other recipe of yours that I have cooked so thank you.

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    111. I made this recipe times 3 for Mothers day today and my family LOVED it! I sent people home with some for lunch tomorrow too! My 6 year old son ate some extra meat mixture for dinner after having had it for lunch! He loved it. I think it had great flavor and I think the cumin and garlic powder really did it! Thanks again I love your recipes!

      Joanne

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    112. Love this recipe, a new family staple. So quick and easy. I didn't have spaghetti sauce in the house so I substituted with pizza sauce and it still tasted yummy. I also had a packet of microwavable brown rice and quinoa

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    113. The filling is also really great as a "taco" salad..just put it over lettuce with a dab of sour cream or greek yogurt!

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    114. My roommate said this is the best thing I've ever made !! I added chipotle spice to the turkey which added a little kick !

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    115. Delicious!! I tweaked it a bit by chopping the peppers and sautéing them with the onions, garlic, and cilantro (didn't want to turn the oven on). I also used pre-cooked brown rice. This is definitely going into my regular rotation.

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    116. I made these with Quinoa and they were unbelievable!

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    117. These are the bomb dot com. The only thing I left out was the onion (not a fan), used green instead of red peppers, and they were great. I ate them for dinner last night, lunch today, and will eat them for dinner tonight!

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    118. I made these tonight! I omitted the fresh herbs, lowered the rice to 1 cup, and upped the cheese to 3/4 cup. I also messed up on the chicken broth. I put the full cup in the meat but after stuffing the peppers, I poured the remaining juices on the bottom of my pan along with 1/3 cup of more chicken broth. It came out to be 6 points plus for WW and we thought it was a great recipe! Next time we will be adding in jalapenos or a hot spice to satisfy our hot tastes.

      It's a definite keeper! Thanks Gina!

      Kristie

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    119. Made these tonight for dinner. Used the chopped steamed cauliflower since I didn't have any rice on hand. Did think they could use some extra spice, perhaps chili powder or chipotle seasoning. Otherwise easy to prepare and make. Liked the idea of salsa instead of tomato sauce for extra flavor. Definitely gives you extra filling so I will experiment and freeze the meat mixture and try again with fresh peppers.

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    120. I can't wait to try these. I did some research, and the consensus is to freeze before baking, and then thaw and bake as directed. This should prevent a mushy a pepper.

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    121. What does 1 garlic mean? The whole garlic bulb or 1 garlic clove?

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      1. I used one glove I figured a wHole bulb would be total overkill

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    122. Not sure if this was asked already because there are a lot of comments. Can I try quinoa instead of rice?

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      1. i made this with quinoa instead of rice (following the same instructions) and it was amazing!

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    123. Love this recipe! Had to sub beef broth this time instead of chicken, still super yummy. : )

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    124. Not to sure if someone asked this or not as their are a lot of comments but could these be cooked in batches and frozen?

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    125. In the oven now :-) This is my second time making these and they were a huge hit the first time with my meat-loving husband. Your pic has a lot more cheese on it than mine - is it 1/4 cup cheese per pepper then?

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    126. I was worried about what the flavor would be like....once they started cooking the smell had me salivating!!! These were so easy to make and delicious!!! So excited to add this into my weightwachers recipe file!!

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    127. A-frickin-mazing! My hubby (who is skinny and doesn't dig diet food) loved it and ate it 3 nights in a row - he doesn't usually like leftovers! I also thought these were great. Very different than my traditional stuffed peppers recipe, but I'm so glad I made a double batch and froze 1/2 because they were terrific!

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    128. oh, and I forgot to add - I made extra of the filling, and my little ones (3 and 5) loved that in a tortilla - thought they were tacos. They LOVED them and asked for more. I'm so glad I gave them to them, they don't like peppers so I wouldn't have tried that. But a great option!

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    129. Looks so great! Thanks for sharing!

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    130. These were so great! My husband wanted a healthy and filling meal, and this was perfect. We used brown rice and a little extra of the cumin powder/garlic, but otherwise kept the recipe as is and they were perfect. Served on a bed of spinach and was really surprised at how hearty a meal this was. This will definitely make it into our regular rotation!

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    131. I really felt like Stuffed Peppers yesterday, but had never made them, so I googled Healthy Stuffed Pepper Recipies. Thankfully this was the first link that came up! They were amazing. I can't wait to go home and have leftovers dinner tonight! This was also the first time I've been to your website. I've been looking at a lot of recipes and can't wait to try more!
      Thank you for providing such a wide variety of HEALTHY Meals!

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    132. Alexa Gedigian10/12/12, 4:28 PM

      Thank you so much for this recipe! It was a hit with my roommate and I'm making it again tonight. I love all of your recipes and my recipe board on Pinterest feels like it's predominately from your website! Your recipes are perfect for a health-conscious college girl like myself :)

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    133. Excellent, I used the whole onion and more sauce, i also used a wild rice mix, really great, my wife loved it too. Thanks for the recipie. I love to cook and I just started on weight watchers, so everything is a new adventure. Keep these inspiring recipes coming.

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    134. I just made this for dinner and used brown rice. It was delicious and my 15 year son even liked it.

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    135. You must have the largest peppers on the planet! I followed the recipe to the letter and had enough filling for 8 full-full-fullly stuffed peppers.

      I put a little bit more tomato sauce on top to serve and they were delicious. Truthfully, I've made almost a dozen of your recipes and they are all delicious

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    136. Absolutely delicious!! I would be proud to serve this recipe to company.

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    137. How long can these stay cooked in the fridge??

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    138. This was amazing! I used 99% lean ground turkey, and also was surprisingly out of rice, so I substituted cooked bulgur- it was AWESOME! Definitely one of our favorites. Thanks for maintaining such and awesome site- you're my go-to blog for healthy recipes!

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    139. Omg?! So delicious. I made these tonight, and it was very easy to make and so filling!! :)

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    140. Just made these and it was a hit with the boyfriend too! DEf making again..and again :)

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    141. My husband doesn't like ground turkey so Iused ground turkey with beef broth and petite diced tomatoes makes the turke more like traditional hamburger flavor for him and less calories for me. Win win.

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    142. Delicious! I substituted quinoa for the rice and black beans for the turkey. Also cooked the quinoa in chicken broth for a bit more flavor. Was a total hit! Excited to try more recipes!

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    143. This was a big hit at my house. Great recipe that I'll definitely use again! I look forward to trying some of the variations suggested by commenters.

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    144. Gina--These were delicious...thanks for sharing! Any suggestion how to reheat the leftover stuffed pepper for another meal?

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    145. I was looking at the recipe for "Slow Cooker Picadillo Stuffed Peppers" and I was wondering if this recipe can be put in the crock pot with the chicken broth, similar to the other recipe?

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    146. Is there a way I could make the turkey filling for the peppers in the crockpot; I have some ground turkey, that is odd & just comes out a lot better if it slow cooks.

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    147. Delicious. I made this and only had two peppers large enough to actually stuff so I chopped half of the third pepper and threw it in the pan with the leftover mix. After my husband ate his pepper half he went back and scooped the leftovers into a tortilla and finished it off as a burrito. I also thought the leftover mix would be delicious mixed with eggs in the morning for breakfast.

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    148. These stuffed peppers were great! When I told my boyfriend they were going to have ground turkey in them instead of ground beef, he was a little leary, but since I made them last night, he has raved about them. We had extra for him and I both to have a little lunch of them today. I prepped them earlier in the day and put in the fridge until ready to cook. I also served them with a salad and used brown rice in the recipe. Thanks for sharing! A keeper of a recipe!

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    149. Made these for my boyfriend and myself and they were delish! I added about a cup of black beans and a cup of frozen corn and it made it so much better! I did add just a touch more tomato sauce. Peppers cooked beautifully and were tender. I only used about 2/3 of the filling. Saving the rest to throw in tortillas for lunch!

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    150. Going to make this dairy free and gluten free tonight!! Looks yummy! I have a blog I will link this on

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    151. I made these for the first time tonight and used lean bison burger. Yum! Also, I was distracted and forgot to add the long grain rice. Still delic! I skimped on lunch so had two servings, but no side salad and was very satisfied.

      So far loving this site. Try the zucchini lasagna as well!

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    152. Gina,
      I am going to try this tonight. using italian ground turkey, parsley in place of cilantro, and orengano in place of cumin. Any thoughts on this??

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    153. Just made this tonight! Very delicious recipe! Easy to follow. I've been looking for satisfying WW recipes and I've found them! Thank you!

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    154. Absolutely LOVED it!!!!!

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    155. Oh my land... these were amazing! My boyfriend, who is not a health nut in anyway really enjoyed them. They still had that tomato-y taste to them.

      The only things that I changed about the recipe was that I didn't add the cumin, i didn't have turkey, so I used 80/20 hamburg and then rinsed it and then last, I used veggie broth instead of the chicken.

      All and all a very tastey meal (9/10). I will be making these again.

      Thanks Gina for a wonderful faimly dinner healthy-fied =)

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    156. Delicious! My husband and I agree the red peppers give this dish a little extra flavor vs green peppers!!
      My husband basically licked his plate clean lol!!

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    157. It was delicious !!! I just made this with some minor adjustments. Thank you!

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    158. I made these tonight and they were PHENOMENAL! I did substitute beef and I added mushrooms because I had some in the fridge to use up.

      I have yet to make a recipe on your site that I haven't loved!

      Thanks! I'll definitely make this one again.

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    159. So Good! I made with quinoa instead of rice and it worked perfectly!

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    160. Made these tonight. So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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    161. I have made these several times and LOVE them! I am on a new restricted diet and was wondering if you know of a good substitute for the tomato sauce? I can't have tomatoes at all. I have found that quinoa works as a good substitute for the rice, but haven't quite figured out a good one for the tomato. Any thoughts?

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      2. nope can't have that either. basically i can't have any food that has shown to cause any inflammation in the body at all. I did try once making a carrot puree (yes inspired by baby food haha) and it didn't really taste that good. Is the sauce mainly in it for flavor, or to help hold it together? Thanks for the response!

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      3. It's for flavor but just leave it out.

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    164. So Tasty!!!... Thanks for posting! <3 :)

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    165. Hi Gina:

      Would this be ok without the rice entirely? I am currently working on finishing your Santa Fe Chicken with rice and don't want to have brown rice every night of the week! Any suggestions?

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    166. Made this for dinner today. They were DELICIOUS!!!

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    167. Any idea what the points plus would be on this if we omitted the rice? Thanks!

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    168. I made these last night and they were delicious and filling. The red peppers at the grocery store were small and didn't look super fresh, so I opted for green peppers instead. Wish i would have just used the red peppers for the slight sweetness factor of the red. Regardless, the filling is easy and very flavorful! I also used Uncle Ben's microwave rice to cut back on time. Can't wait to eat the leftovers! Thanks!

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    169. Sundays family favorite! Great recipe!

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    170. Roxanne Myers10/29/13, 11:26 AM

      I've been looking for a good Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe...this sounds delish! I'm going to substitute the cauliflower rice (raw) for the regular rice as I am on a reduced carb food program! Can't wait to tell you how it comes out.

      One question...is the "chopped turkey" truly chopped turkey or ground turkey meat (99% lean)?

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    171. This was wonderul! I added a little bit of cayenne, black pepper and onion powder to the turkey/rice mixture and they were absolutely delicious.

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    172. This was definitely a keeper. The whole family loved it!

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    173. Gina this is the 3rd recipe of yours I have tried. they are all delicious! thank you for your efforts & time in making my WW life easier & tastier

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    174. Gina I made this for family today and they loved it. I would love to try more of your recipes.

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    175. This recipe is quite different from my family recipe. We loved it. Thanks

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    176. This recipe was delicious! It disappeared in minutes at dinnertime! I plan to hunt skinny taste for any new recipes!

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    177. These are great! I substitute salsa for the tomato sauce and serve with extra salsa and FF sour cream. Good stuff!

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    178. I absolutely love this recipe! I would like to make ahead for my husband to simply place into the oven one evening. It seems okay to do, but am wondering if anyone else has made ahead.

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    179. I just made this as a freezer meal, and it came out really well! Instead of baking the peppers, I cut the peppers and then blanched them in boiling water until soft (but not limp). Then I let them cool and dried the excess water with a paper towel. Then I filled them with the turkey filling and topped with the shredded cheese. I wrapped each one in wax paper and then put them in plastic bags. Now, when I want a quick WW lunch I can just throw one in my bag and microwave it (2.5 to 3 min) at work. I'm sure it's better if you bake it immediately, but it's still tasty and the convenience can't be beat! Thanks Gina!

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    180. I substituted meatless crumbles for the turkey and minced cauliflower for the rice. I also minced a jalapeno pepper and added that. They were GREAT. Thanks for the recipe :-)

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    181. This recipe has become a permit dish on our meal plan :)

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    182. What is the best kind of cheese to use?

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