Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

I love bell peppers filled 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!

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 Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers are my jam! You may have tried my Sante Fe Turkey stuffed Peppers, Chicken Taco Chili Stuffed Peppers, and of course the popular Stuffed Pepper Soup!

This turkey stuffed bell pepper recipe is an oldie, and one that I’ve always loved. They kind of remind me of a reinvented burrito only stuffed in a pepper instead. For me, having one half with a salad on the side as my lunch is filling enough. For my husband Tommy on the other hand, he certainly enjoyed two. And my youngest daughter, Madison is 6, so peppers aren’t exactly her thing at the moment.To make this more kid friendly I simply left some filling on the side to top with cheese and eat by itself and she loved it. Sh also likes it in a small tortilla with cheese like a mini burrito. Make extra so you can have leftovers for lunch!

How To Make 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!

Halved stuffed peppers on a tray.

Cooked Stuffed peppers on a. tray with cheese.

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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!
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Turkey Stuffed Peppers

5
5
3
SP
221
Calories
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
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 reduced sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 tbsp  part skim shredded cheddar cheese*

Instructions

  • 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 tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the foil and serve right away.

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Notes

*check labels for gluten-free

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 pepper, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 248mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 6
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A half of a stuffed pepper with a side salad.