Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 296.2
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 998.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Introduction

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch. This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 large green bell peppers
    1 cup of cooked brown rice
    1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
    2 garlic cloves
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 can diced tomatoes (with italian seasoning is better)
    tomato sauce - enough to cover the bottom of a casserole dish
    2 tbsp canola oil
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place in a casserole dish - the bottom of the dish should be covered with a thin layer of tomato sauce.
In a pan, add canola oil and sautee the onions until translucent (5-7 minutes). Add minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the ground turkey and brown.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked ground turkey, brown rice, and diced tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop mixture into each bell pepper half.

Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. If desired, uncover, sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KS76017.

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. I like spicy food so I choose a can of dice tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and used a spicy mexican style tomato sauce. Will make this again & again. - 1/28/09

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  • 22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and was a hit! Not only did my boyfriend enjoy it with me, but my roommates couldn't resist a taster as well! We like things a little spicier around here, so I cooked the turkey meat with some taco seasoning (20 cals for the packet)! Great flavour!! - 8/3/08

    Reply from KS76017 (8/11/08)
    what a great idea to add taco seasoning! good call!


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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! The filling could be cut in half and you'd still have plenty, but I liked being able to freeze the surplus for a future meal. I'll either use that in peppers again, or as a tortilla/lettuce wrap, in bread bowls, or ??? It was so good! - 4/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious! We chopped up more onions to include and also added some mushrooms and a cup of spinach (it wilted and mixed well into the mix) and it was awesome! Will make again for sure! - 12/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    We love them. However, in place of turkey, I grilled a couple of chicken breasts and diced them up. - 5/12/08

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Very good! and easy to make I cooked longer so the peppers would be softer! - 3/31/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight with red bell peppers. I added some italian seasoning. My husband and I both thought it was delicious, and I think it will become a regular in our household :) I had enough of the filling for another meal. I think I will add black beans and serve it later in the week. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and it was delicious! I added mushrooms to the mix and used tomatoe sauce instead of diced tomatoes and just added italian seasonings to it. I also parboil my peppers before I fill and bake, just seems to give a better texture that my family likes. - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used red peppers (on sale this week) and they turned out really well. Added a little bit of dried red pepper to spice them up. Can't wait for left-overs in a few days! - 3/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love stuffed peppers, & I really liked this healthier version of my usual recipe. Added a little bit of oregano to the mix & topped with more tomato sauce & shredded mozzarella cheese. - 2/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used a mix of red, yellow and orange peppers. I added crushed red pepper in the stuffing mix then in the tomato sauce for the bottom of the pan, I added cayenne pepper. Also I poured some of the sauce on top of the stuffed peppers. Nice and spicy, but still can taste the other flavors. - 10/19/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wanted to use homegrown peppers before they went soft, so I tried this recipe. Used ground (white) chicken because I didn't have turkey. Added Worcestershire sauce for a little spice. Will make again! - 9/26/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was great I added a diced jalapeno into the rice and instead of tomato sauce I use enchilada sauce. it was fantastic .Thanks - 2/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    You can steam the peppers before filling them to make them more tender. I also switch it up sometimes using italian seasoned tomatoes or mexican seasoned using rotelle and adding black beans. Its always a hit. Yellow or red peppers are also good and not as strong as green ones. - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    THis was great. I substituted ground turkey sausage and used plain diced tomatoes with no spices. Also used no salt tomato sauce. My husband loved it! - 3/13/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The whole family (including a 5-year-old) loved this one. I only made 4 halves worth and saved the rest of the meat mixture to serve with cheese over nachos tonight! - 1/15/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with cooked barley rather than rice and it was still yummy. Thanks for the recipe! - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My mixture made enough for a whole other meal, so I freezed it for later. I think next time I'm going to add some of the tomato sauce to each pepper to give it a bit more tomato taste. Yum! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    So Good! - 9/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My daughter, who hates green peppers, loves this recipe and can't wait to make it herself. - 10/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very good. I made this tonight and it is a keeper. - 8/25/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this today. It was good. I added a few crushed chiles for a little extra zip. I always forget how lean ground turkey is until I fry it up. - 8/10/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Next time I think I'll add a little more spice to make up for the lack of flavor in the ground turkey/lean ground beef mixture I used. But besides that, delicious & EASY! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and easy... my family thought is was great too. My seven year old said it was the best thing I've ever made! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely a keeper! A hit with the whole family. Clear instructions and simple to make! - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome!! Super delicious. - 7/15/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was fun to make and relatively simple. I would add spices to it the next time I make it. - 4/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    WOW!! These were a HUGE hit with me AND my kids! Very yummy, quite filling, and easy to make. I loved them! - 3/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have made this before using a very very similar recipe and we just love it! My 15-yr-olds favorite dish, believe it or not, lol! - 12/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this for work today. Used quinoa instead of brown rice (took less time to cook), ground chicken sauteed with diced onion, plus some chopped kale. I seasoned it all with low-sodium taco seasoning I had, plus red chilli flakes. Topped with diced tomato and a little grated cheese. Loved it! - 6/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Something I was taught to do was to boil your bell peppers for about 5 minutes before stuffing them to make them softer. I did this before I made it. I also used ground chicken instead. The recipe was great and I had plenty to take to work. - 5/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I blanched the peppers in boiling water for a minute or so this helps them cook faster, it also lets you take the outer skin off if you want. I find the skin on store bought peppers a little tough at times. - 4/10/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good! Made this last night. I agree with some of the other comments about it being bland so I also added taco seasoning and some hot and mild taco sauce. Added a can of black beans to the leftover filling and plan to use that for tacos or burritos this week. - 1/9/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I recommend blanching the peppers before baking them and adding a little sauce on top then a dollar of goat cheese on top of each pepper! Yum - 1/8/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I steamed the peppers for 5 minutes to soften them first. I also added fresh thyme, rosemary and basil from my garden while cooking the meat.
    There was too much meat to stuff 4 peppers so I am saving it to make goulash another night.
    - 8/4/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used this and adapted it a little. It was very good but we prefer ours in the crock pot. It was delicious. My finance didn't even mind the turkey! - 4/9/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds fantastic, but I think you forgot to add the canola oil to the nutritional breakdown. - 1/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! I used heart healthy pasta sauce instead of the tomato sauce. Only need to eat half of a pepper with them sliced half like this. Thanks for this recipe! - 7/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i changed it up a bit i used about 4 cloves of garlic,i made my own sauce from blended tomatoes and some fresh oregano,and a few spices. i also cooked them a bit longer to so they were nice and soft. asparagus was also a great side dish :) - 2/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe. I had a lot of stuffing left over, so I will probably use it for another dish. I enjoy vegetables so I add 2 cups of squash to the recipe and It turned out great. My boyfriend loved it, he can not wait untill I make it again - 2/10/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe, I think the turkey tasted better than when I normally made with chop meat. - 2/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOOOO GOOOD! - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe! Very easy to make. - 1/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this recipe and will be making it again! - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love E A S Y recipes that taste great! This one allowed me to use leftover brown rice, leftover browned turkey Italian sausage, and a surplus of green bell peppers that I acquired through my CSA. The result was superb, and paired well with a nice Sangiovese I had on hand! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed these! Will DEF. make again! - 1/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it, I added Basil, wild rice and low fat mozzarella cheese in the mixture. It was SOO good...I will make it alot more for sure! - 1/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe even my picky husband liked them. Thanks! Add'l comment. I've made this recipe many, many times & it is always delicious. It is a staple in our house. - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was DELICIOUS. I love it. I followed someone elses advice from here and used tomatoes with jalapeno's in them. So good! - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed it. - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So tasty! - 11/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are very tasty--my husband liked them too! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made these twice now. I used Rotel tomatoes, added a little cumin and a couple of Chipotle chilis in Adobo sauce finely chopped. Very spicy - very nice! My husband loves them and this recipe makes a lot. Will definately have them again and again. - 7/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with wild rice and added Italian seasonings, garlic salt, and a lot of green Tabasco. I also put jack cheese and extra tomato sauce on top. My boyfriend and I really liked it - he even asked if he could have it for leftovers for the next couple days. - 7/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!! I made a few changes, I added mushrooms, took out the can of tomatoes for fresh (cuts back on sodium) and added my own fresh herbs and some chopped olives, it was amazing! - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super yummy! This is my second time making it and I can see it will become a staple of our menu. - 6/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both really liked this recipe. I put a little nacho cheese on top of them and he added some tabasco sauce to his. Thanks for the recipe. - 5/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simplest recipe I was looking for. I enjoy making different variations, and mixin' it up makes the different seasons taste that much better! - 6/23/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it!!! Thanks for the recipe... - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am vegetarian. I recommend leaving out the turkey. Overall, good recipe. - 12/20/07

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  • great...I used peppers from my garden - 10/18/17

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  • This was wonderful, I tweeked it some, but great none the less - 9/11/17

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  • These are delicious! I used two cans of tomatoes. One in the ground turkey mix and one in the bottom of the dish. - 8/30/17

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  • Yummy - 8/12/17

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  • these peppers are for pepper lovers. - 8/5/17

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  • So good - 7/28/17

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  • nice recipe - 7/3/17

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  • pl - 6/28/17

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  • Making these soon - 6/24/17

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  • I use my crockpot. - 6/3/17

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  • I'm planning on making this recipe for dinner tonight!!!! - 5/30/17

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  • Good low fat option as-is - 5/21/17

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  • I sub the oil for olive oil, (don't use canola oil) and used white rice. - 5/19/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have never tried stuff peppers. - 5/16/17

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  • I really like this recipe. It is easy to make and very tasty! - 5/9/17

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  • I love the stuffed bell pepper recipe! It's so easy and delicious! - 5/9/17

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  • Looks very good. I will try. - 5/9/17

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  • Love it. I had to tone down the spice as both myself and my DH can't eat spicy any more. Looking forward to making this again. - 5/8/17

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  • v - 5/7/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used to really enjoy stuffed bell peppers, we used the green, until I developed an allergy to them. So the recipe looks so good but not for me. - 5/7/17

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  • I make this all the time I love it - 5/7/17

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  • yummy - 5/7/17

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  • Next time I'll tweak it to our tastes. - 5/7/17

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  • Try substituting quinoa for the rice. And use dice tomatoes with jalapeņos to give it a but of spice. - 5/7/17

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  • so going to try this - 5/7/17

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  • Sodium-shock! - 5/7/17

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  • On the way to the store to pick up things to make these. - 5/7/17

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  • An old favorite made more healthy! - 5/7/17

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  • You don't even need the tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish, just spray with oil. - 5/7/17

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  • You can use different colored bell peppers for a prettier presentation. - 5/7/17

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  • will try look good - 5/7/17

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  • Looks easy and delicious! - 5/7/17

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  • I used home made pasta sauce instead of tomatoes - delicious! - 5/7/17

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  • Easy to make and yummy. - 5/7/17

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  • This is a delicious recipe. Unfortunately my family only eat the stuffing part and I'm left with a lot of empty baked peppers to eat myself. - 5/7/17

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  • I have never made stuff peppers but I am going to give it a try. - 5/7/17

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  • you can use cheese instead of turkey - 4/25/17

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  • Love stuffed peppers for using up leftovers! - 4/19/17

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  • I have been looking for a low fat version of this recipe! Thanks for posting! I can not wait to try it! - 4/17/17

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  • If you have trouble with the green peppers "repeating" make this with red, orange or yellow peppers. Green peppers are not ripe and some folks cannot digest them. - 2/25/17

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