Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!

I love stuffed peppers stuffed with just about anything, but these turkey stuffed peppers filled with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin and spices and topped with cheese are my favorite!

This recipe is an oldie, and one that I’ve always loved which I first published back in 2008. They kind of remind me of a burrito only stuffed in a pepper instead. I remade this for dinner the other night and forgot just how good this is! One half with a salad on the side is very filling for me, my husband Tommy enjoyed two. Madison is 6, so peppers aren’t her thing so I scooped it out for her and she loved it.

I also gave it a photo makeover so I am re-sharing for those of you who may not be familiar with this one. Make extra so you can have leftovers for lunch!

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I love stuffed peppers stuffed with just about anything, but these turkey stuffed peppers filled with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin and spices and topped with cheese are my favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 tbsp part skim shredded cheddar cheese*

Directions:

Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray olive oil spray in a medium nonstick skillet and heat on a medium heat. Add onion, garlic and cilantro and saute about 2 minutes, add ground turkey, salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 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. Spoon 2/3 cup meat mixture into each pepper half and place in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Top each with 1 tbsp cheese. Pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and serve right away.
*check labels for gluten-free

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/2

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 221
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Sodium: 248mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 18g

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!