Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey

Introduction:

Transform your mealtime with this healthy and delicious Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe using ground turkey. Loaded with nutrients, it’s perfect for a satisfying dinner.

Servings: 6 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Calories: 320 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 lb ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Bell Peppers:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Begin by rinsing the bell peppers under cold water. Slice the tops off and remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.

  1. Cook the Rice:

To cook the brown rice, follow the package instructions. Remember to use 1 cup of cooked rice for this recipe.

  1. Brown the Ground Turkey:

In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks.

  1. Sauté the Onion and Garlic:

Next, add the finely chopped onion to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes until softened. Incorporate the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

  1. Mix in the Seasonings:

To the skillet, add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes if desired. Stir to combine.

  1. Combine Turkey Mixture and Rice:

After 5 minutes of simmering, remove the skillet from heat. Add the cooked brown rice and chopped fresh parsley to the turkey mixture. Mix well.

Time for some fun.

  1. Stuff the Bell Peppers:

Evenly divide the turkey and rice mixture among the 6 bell peppers. Arrange them in a baking dish, so they stand upright.

  1. Top with Tomato Sauce and Cheese:

Spoon the remaining 1/2 cup of tomato sauce over the stuffed peppers. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

  1. Bake the Stuffed Peppers:

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake the peppers for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Allow the peppers to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Total Fat: 12 g
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g
    • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 660 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
    • Total Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Vitamin D: 0.2 mcg
  • Calcium: 170 mg
  • Iron: 2.4 mg
  • Potassium: 730 mg

Conclusion:

This Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey recipe is not only tasty but also healthy, boasting a wide array of nutrients. Bell Peppers alone are considered extremely healthy as this article by MedicalNewsToday has written about. It’s a perfect choice for a wholesome meal, and the colorful presentation makes it visually appealing as well. So, gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and enjoy a delightful, guilt-free dinner that will leave you and your loved ones feeling satisfied and nourished. Don’t forget to share your culinary creation with friends and family above all, as this dish is sure to impress everyone at the table. Happy cooking!

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