Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 270.9
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8 mg
  • Sodium: 340.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 22.5 g

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A classic recipe updated with turkey and extra fiber. A classic recipe updated with turkey and extra fiber.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 large sweet peppers (I use one red, one yellow)
    3/4 lb ground turkey - white meat
    1/3 cup chopped onion
    1/2 can diced tomatoes
    1/c cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup water
    1/3 cup long grain brown rice (uncooked)
    1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp dried basil or oregano
    1/2 cup shredded reduced fat chedder cheese
    salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375*.
Cut the tops off peppers and remove seeds. Save the tops and coarsely chop them.
Immerse peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes and invert on a paper towel to drain.
Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook onion, pepper tops, and turkey until browned. Drain off any excess fat.
Stir in tomatoes, water, rice, Worcestershire sauce, basil, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
Fill peppers with turkey mixture and place in baking dish. Arrange extra turkey mixture around peppers.
Bake 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and let stand until cheese is melted.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MANDERS777.


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  • Everytime I make this I always feel completely satisfied. Today I didn't boil the peppers, covered with foiled and baked for 40 minutes. The longer baking allowed for juices to really come through. - 5/31/12

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  • It's in the toaster oven right now, finishing up - I tasted the mixture, though and it's YUM - substituted quick cooking brown rice from Trader Joe's and it worked out great. Also used soy sauce instead of Worcestershire and it doesn't seem to have messed anything up. Thanks!! - 3/13/12

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  • The whole family loved it! - 3/3/12

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  • I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good! But I changed it up a little to fit my liking. I did not use all the tomatoes suggested I just 3/4 cup tomato sauce (60 cal), no worcestershire sauce, did not boil peppers, and I mixed in some Parmesan and topped with pepperjack... - 1/16/12

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  • Love this recipe. Good size also - 3/13/11

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  • Incredible!
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    Very, very good! This was my first time making stuffed peppers. They turned out great. Will definitely be making them again. - 9/1/10

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  • YUM YUM YUM! Definitely cook the rice first, and I went the red peppers route because they are my favorite. Also used a sharp provolone and parmigiano mix. - 1/25/10

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  • Very yummy. Yum-o. Everyone just ate it all up. I didn't add the cheese. I am trying to watch my fat & sodium. I had some bread made w/ garlic w/ it. - 1/9/10

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  • I really liked this... I Subbed the Ground Turkey for meatless crumbles... and threw some corn it... I think i will add a Serrano Pepper next time to give it a little more zing and poss use Ro-tel Tomatoes.. I Will Definitely Make Again!!! - 6/21/09

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  • This is great, my husband loved it too! It is my favorite of the recipes I've tried so far. - 6/3/09

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  • This is a good recipe but you do need to cook rice prior to adding it to the recipe. Another alternative is to add the ingredients (without the cheese) in the cabbage leaves and simmer it in the pot with the tomato sauce. - 6/3/09

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  • very yummy...
    ...I love turkey - 5/12/09

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  • I love stuffed peppers and this makes the grade. Suggest cooking rice before adding to recipe. - 4/29/09

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  • Loved it! I used a can of tomato with chili, added mushrooms and omitted the cheese. Rice does need to be cooked longer. - 4/20/09

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  • Ya know, I've never had stuffed peppers because I hate green peppers -- hadn't thought about using red, yellow, or orange (which I love). Duh! I'll have to try this. - 4/9/09

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  • You could substitute the 10-minute brown rice to ensure that it would be fully cooked. I've also made stuffed peppers in the crockpot & used uncooked instant brown rice. It came out great. - 4/9/09

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  • it sound fantastic, I might pre cook my rice in the microwave...because I have issues sometimes with my rice not getting done. Not your fault mine, still not use to the brown rices. It must be really good look at all the postive comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 4/9/09

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  • Sounds delicous! I'm going to try it! - 1/21/09

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  • This was delicious! I made it for my parents and they just called to remind me to send them this recipe! - 2/1/08

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  • I loved this recipe. I cooked the brown rice separately and didn't add the water. I used low sodium tomato sauce instead of the can tomatos. This recipe will be made again - 1/23/08

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  • I did not like this at all. It took nearly 45 minutes for my rice to cook and the turkey mixture was beginning to burn on the bottom of the pan. I managed to eat 1 serving but it wasn't easy. My husband enjoyed it but I will not be making this ever again. - 11/12/07

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  • Wonderful recipe. I also used red peppers - 8/13/07

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  • These came out wonderfully! I did not have brown rice so I just used regular rice, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.They were delicious! My hubby even says that these are nice enough for company. I will definitely make these again. - 5/29/07

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  • I love this recipe! I'm not big on cooking, but this was easy and it came out great! Even my chef roommate loved them. I used red and yellow peppers, they're a little sweeter. :) - 4/25/07

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  • This recipe was fabulous! I added a little homemade spaghetti sauce and it was great! - 3/26/07

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