One of the first questions I get during the late afternoon pick-up is “What’s for dinner?”. It’s always a good day when I have a ready answer. Yesterday I got that question and responded, “stuffed peppers”. Since this questioner has always been interested in his meals AND making sure that they are tasty, I had to answer the “What’s that?” question and give him a detailed explanation.
I was so pleasantly surprised that he thought the idea of stuffed peppers was pretty cool and gave his approval during the prep. Always happy to share a dinner win with ya’ll, here it is.
TURKEY STUFFED PEPPERS
4 large multicolored bell peppers, tops sliced off and peppers hollowed and cleaned. Reserve top of one pepper and chop.
1 lb lean ground turkey
3/4 cup broccoli rice (I used this rather than brown rice)
1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3/4 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chunky salsa
1 egg, beaten
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup water
Handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350, prepare the peppers. Combine chopped pepper top with ground turkey, cooked broccoli rice, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup marinara, parmesan cheese, salsa, pepper, egg and garlic. Mix well.
Place peppers into a dutch oven. Fill about 1 cup ground turkey mix into each pepper. Pour 1/2 cup water into bottom of dutch oven. (If it’s a large dutch oven you may need to add more water). Cover the dutch oven and bake until cooked through, about 45 – 50 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle mozzerella cheese on top of each pepper. Place under the broiler for just a few minutes until browned to your liking.
These are so colorful and beautiful!
Nutrition info: (Numbers are approximate)
Calories 399, Fat 16 gr, Protein 35 gr, Net Carbs 25 gr, Sugar 0 gr (0 added sugar)
These were a surprise hit at our dinner table. I hope they will be at yours also!
Enjoy Your Day!