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Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Seasoned turkey stuffed in a tender, nutritious bell pepper.

Yield: 5 servings

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 50 min


  • 5 medium green, red, or yellow peppers

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey (99% lean)

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1-3/4 cups shredded cheddar-flavored lactose-free or other cheese

  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

  • 1/4 paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 325℉. Cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place in a 15x10x1 inch pan coated with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook and crumble turkey with onion, garlic, and seasonings over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Cool slightly. Stir in tomatoes, cheese, and bread crumbs.

  3. Fill peppers with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until filling is heated through and peppers are tender, 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 2 stuffed halves

Calories: 323 calories

Total fat: 10g (Saturated fat: 0g)

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 771mg

Carbohydrates: 20g (Sugar: 6g, Fiber: 4g)

Protein: 40g

Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat

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