Stuffed Green Peppers with Ground Turkey
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Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers are filled with ground turkey, rice, and tomato sauce, then topped with cheese and cooked in the oven. These ground turkey stuffed peppers make a healthy and delicious dinner that the whole family will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 4 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 15 oz. canned crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup instant long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup grated cheese divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Cut the peppers in half through the stem and remove the stem. Scoop out the seeds and membrane. Place the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish just large enough to hold them.
  • Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add in the turkey, season it with salt and pepper, and cook, breaking it apart as it cooks, until cooked through and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Remove it from the skillet.
  • Wipe out the skillet, reduce the temperature to medium and add remaining olive oil. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and ½ cup of broth. Season with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and oregano. Cook until heated through, about 4 minutes, then stir in the cooked turkey and instant rice. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Divide the filling between the pepper halves. Sprinkle peppers with the remaining cheese and pour the broth in the baking dish. Tightly cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then uncover and bake for another 20 minutes until the peppers are soft and the cheese is browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 1079mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 114.7mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 3.8mg