Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 171.1
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg
  • Sodium: 815.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 16.4 g

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Stuffed green bell peppers from Mom's recipe..a great Sunday meal!

Note: You can use ground beef instead of ground turkey, but the nutritional facts will be different--the facts posted are for turkey. I find they taste just as good with the turkey.
Stuffed green bell peppers from Mom's recipe..a great Sunday meal!

Note: You can use ground beef instead of ground turkey, but the nutritional facts will be different--the facts posted are for turkey. I find they taste just as good with the turkey.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 large green peppers
    1 lb ground turkey
    2 tbsp chopped onion
    1 cup cooked rice
    1 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp garlic salt
    1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

Directions

*Preheat oven to 350 F

*Cut thin slice from stem of each pepper; remove guts and rinse

*Cook peppers 5 minutes in enough boiling water to cover, drain

*Cook and stir onion and turkey in skillet until turkey is light brown; drain

*Stir in rice, salt, garlic salt, and 1 cup tomato sauce; heat though

*Stuff each pepper with turkey mixture; stand upright in greased 8x8x12 baking dish

*Pour remaining sauce over peppers

*Cover and bake 45 minutes

*Uncover, bake 15 minutes longer


WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS: 4 per serving

*Note: I couldn't find nutritional info for a whole pepper, so I didn't include that in the recipe. But I can't imagine a green pepper would add much more!


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EVERLASTINGGOO.

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Delish! I didn't boil them either, used hunts spag sauce (garlic and herb) instead of tomato sauce, and used 2 onions instead of just 2 T. Also added a few garlic cloves. - 2/13/09

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  • Very Good
    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
    this is great! I took out the rice, added in some veggies like mushrooms and zucchini and put in a little chili powder to make it spicy....they turned out great!! - 11/16/08

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I eliminated the salt, used brown rice and leftover taco meat. Halved the peppers and stuffed open face. Really fills up the plate. Didn't boil either. A little shredded low fat cheddar adds nice color. - 3/14/09

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    want to do it easy... We call it unstuffed peppers... fry(for a better term meat, onions and other stuff. add brown rice, cut up peppers, onions, add crushed tomatoes, can or fresh, put lid on skillet and simmer til all tender, taste add spices, serve with a salad... a one dish wonder.... enjoy!!! - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I've made these for years! I do not pre cook the peppers either, I reduce the heat and cook a few minutes longer. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love these, thanks so much, they are in the oven right now! I too use brown rice and no boiling. I just heat them in the oven for a little while, I love them crunchy. I also add a little non-fat or low fat mozerella on the top. - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make this dish a lot. I don't cook the green peppers though. I like a little crunch! I use ground beef and rinse it after it is cooked to remove the fat. - 12/20/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good, but the pepper came out mushy and completely fell apart the first time. The next time, I skipped the boiling step and it came out just right. The "stuffing" is pretty good but a little lacking in flavor, so you may want to play with the spices a bit to get it just right. - 11/6/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely wonderful!!! I made it with ground turkey and didn't parboil the peppers. I also added some oregano and minced garlic. This is definately a keeper and will be making this on a regular basis. - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was my first time making these and my husband loved them! I made them for work and they loved them too! I will definately be making them agian!!! - 4/4/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What a coincidence . . . I just cooked my own version of stuff peppers yesterday, only with veggies instead of meat. I used broccolli, onions, carrots, and grated cabbage, and I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. It was delicious. - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very simple to make...I put peppers in microwave instead for 10 min's (in dish with water) and I used fresh garlic instead of garlic salt...delish! My husband who is the world's pickiest eater enjoyed them as well! - 4/4/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These were really good! I used cut up veggie burgers instead of beef. It cut down the calories a lot. I also did not steam the peppers ~ I like the extra cruch. Will make again! - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These were really good. I skipped the boiling part (just make sure that the sides of each peper are not touching each other or they won't cook) and used ground beef instead of turkey (because it is all I had). My hubby said the recipe is a keeper. Thanks! - 11/21/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Not exactly the way I've traditionally made these (usually add egg or egg white to uncooked meat and rice... stuff the peppers and top w/sauce) but I like this version (also minus the boiling). Thank you for sharing! - 1/7/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My family enjoyed this recipe! - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very YUMMY! I used a mixture of brown and wild rice with fresh minced garlic. Also added a little bit of fresh corn kernels. My family loved it and were fighting over who gets to take the leftovers to work. :-) - 5/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!! I didn't pre boil and used a mix of white and brown rice. - 3/31/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I made it with brown rice, though, and did not boil the peppers. They cooked very well with just the baking. Very simple to make! Will try with Red and Yellow and Green peppers next time. - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and I will make it again. I also did not boil the peppers and put Malinda's hot sause on it as it needed a little zing. Yummy though! - 1/14/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this version with the turkey. I substituted the white rice and used brown. Once the meat was browned, I mixed the rest of the ingrediants and didn't reheat them. I didn't boil the peppers much and they weren't that mushy but next time I will delete the boiling part. Overall, very tasty. - 11/17/08

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Imake stuffed pepper soften, you can omit the boiling time and just bake them accordingly. They will be soft yet not fall apart. - 11/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I added a lot of minced garlic to it too. - 11/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great taste! Just a few ingredients.Next time I'm going to try it with a cream sauce instead of the tomato. - 11/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Best lowfat for this ive had! - 11/7/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    very good. I subsituted the rice with barley and the family loved it. - 11/6/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    typo alert: ingredients say ground turkey, instructions say beef. I might try a vegetarian version with meat substitute. - 11/2/08

    Reply from EVERLASTINGGOO (11/2/08)
    Oops. I just copy and pasted the instructions out of the old recipe that I had typed up. I used to make it with beef, then switched to turkey. Corrected now, thanks for pointing that out!


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is really good! I par boil the 6 peppers for 10 min.in the microwave. I use a turkey/lean beef mix, brown rice, & add diced tomatoes as well as tomato sauce and lots of garlic. Cheese on top, of course. I package leftovers single & freeze for another day. It's hubby's favorite dinner! - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try this with zucchini instead of peppers.....just a good. - 8/8/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I did not boil the peppers first. Also skipped the salts and used garlic powder instead. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were very good. I thought they might be a little bland, so I added some steak seasoning to the browning turkey, and some Italian seasoning to the finished mixture and tomato sauce. My hubbie said he doesn't usually like stuffed peppers, but these were really good! A keeper! - 7/23/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I like Stuffed Peppers - 7/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have made stuffed peppers before I used ground beef because thats all I had I used taco seasoning for the beef instead of tomato sauce - 7/6/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A little bland. Needs more texture/seasoning. - 7/1/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i got thumbs up from my boyfriend - 6/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe (using frozen vegetable crumbles in place of beef to make it vegan), and it was fabulous!! I've never had stuffed peppers, but my husband loves them, so I wanted to give it a try for him. - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. I did not boil the peppers. I used some Italian seasoning to add more flavor. I increased the rice amount and used some tomato paste to thicken the sauce. I know that I will use this recipe again. - 9/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added 1c grated carrot and some frozen pea/carrot mix instead of the rice (mostly since I was out of time); also took advice to sub garlic instead of salt. It was a hit! My eight-year old daughter wanted seconds :^) - 9/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't know I liked ground turkey but tried it and it was yummy. I did use a little more spice as we like it spicy but it was great. Thanks for sharing - 9/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I used a red pepper instead dont like green. But it was easy and good. - 9/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the first time I cooked with ground turkey. I added 1 carrot diced, 1/4c onion & tbs garlic. I also used stewed mexican style tomatoes & diced them. I did boil the peppers for about 3 min. & baked for 25 min. Removed foil, added italian style diced tomatoes & baked uncovered for 15 min. YUM! - 8/29/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you. I have been craving Stuffed Peppers and this was good. - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    awesome! - 8/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I have never had a stuffed pepper before and these were delish!! I used brown rice and added a dash of cayenne pepper and a salt free seasoning. I will definitely make again! - 8/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    After viewing others' suggestions, I substituted ground venison for the turkey, barley for the rice, and added mushrooms and a sprinkling of crushed red pepper. Definitely worth making again. - 8/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good and simple to make. - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also ditched the salt and garlic salt. Then I opted for 2 cloves of fresh garlic finely minced. I also ground up some leftover catfish; tillapia; and pollock & used the fish blend in place of the ground turkey. Also I added some Asiago cheese for added taste & some binding(not much). - 8/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe! - 8/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have now made these peppers a dozen timessterday. They were very very good. I use brown rice instead of white. I eliminated the salt & added more onion. I also have substituted the tomato sauce with SALSA!!!!!! - 8/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This turned out great! I followed some of the other reviewer's advice and didn't boil the peppers, and I'm glad I did. Really liked the "crunch". I also used "no salt added" tomato sauce and used brown rice. Right before serving, I added a tablespoon of sour cream to the top. Delicious!! - 8/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good and filling! - 8/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yumyum very very good - 8/9/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hey, Everlasting...We must have the mom - I've been making these for years and they are delicious. Two hints: You can also cut the pepper in half lengthwise to make a smaller portions and they freeze very nicely. Thanks for the memories - 8/9/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Turned out good - boiled the peppers and they didn't mush up on me. Dh and I each had one for dinner, then I froze the rest in individual containers for lunches. Thanks for the WW points - very helpful:) - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We are vegetarian, so I used Morning Star Griller Crumbles, plus I added fresh garlic and Italian seasoning. - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i alos cover the peppers with low fat shreaded cheese. it was very yummy - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love these but added some fresh garlic for flavor. - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I am of Polish heritage and have made stuffed peppers and cabbage for along time, but I love the idea of par cooking the peppers. Thank you for a wonderful short cut to cooking time. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe! I cook mine in a crock pot, and use brown rice and some herbs. - 8/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I did this with extra lean beef and used fresh tomato and eggplant, celery, onion, whole wheat breadcrumbs. rather than processed tomato sauce . - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is like my basic recipe, but instead of ground round, I will try it with ground turkey! - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love stuff peppers and this was a healthy sub. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For a milder taste usr yellow or orange peppers instead of green, - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious. will try this tonight - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have never been a fan of stuffed peppers till now but fixing it for one works as well. Added a little more spice but to each their own...used the turkey and added the veggies as well. Thanks for the new idea. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderfull!! - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish and it was delicious and filling too! - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do not like peppers - but I like the suffings that go in the pepper - 8/8/09

    Reply from EVERLASTINGGOO (8/17/09)
    I don't eat the peppers either, but it just doesn't tast the same without the pepper flavoring! :-)


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Love this one. Thanx. - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try it. - 8/8/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The recipe sounds really nice, but I found it hard to get my head around the switching back and forth between turkey and beef. Which is the Nutritional Info for? :-) - 8/8/09

    Reply from EVERLASTINGGOO (8/17/09)
    Info is for the ground turkey, sorry, I seem to have messed a lot of people up with that!


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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Mmm! I added diced red onions and diced jalapenos. Big hit! - 7/12/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will be trying this very soon! I love stuffed peppers but never made them before. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! - 7/5/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so easy to make and delicious. I will try t his one. - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    YUM - 11/7/08

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  • This recipe sound good, I will have to try it later. - 2/14/17

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  • Sounds delicious - on my list to try! - 1/28/17

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  • sounds good - 1/27/17

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  • I LOVE STUFFED PEPPERS AND I WILL MAKE THIS RECIPE MANY TIMES ! - 1/27/17

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  • This was so good and easy. I add brown rice to mine and I didn't boil. - 1/27/17

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  • since i am the only one who likes green peppers, I wonder how this would work trying to use microwave. don't want to heat oven for just one. - 1/27/17

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  • Used riced cauliflower instead of rice, yum! - 1/27/17

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  • With a can of tomato sauce, extra salt isn't needed. - 1/27/17

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  • My husband who loves these stuffed bell peppers! - 1/27/17

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  • My husband and I love you these stuffed Bell peppers! - 1/27/17

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  • These stuffed peppers are absolutely delicious! - 1/27/17

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  • This needs heat, I added a couple of cherry peppers. - 1/27/17

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  • Nice change from using ground beef! - 1/27/17

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  • I will have to try this - 1/27/17

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  • Added garlic but was good just the way it is. I just love garlic. - 1/27/17

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  • I make these all the time and for others who do not like peppers I make just the filling I do add Garlic very good - 1/27/17

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  • I make these frequently. I don't boil them, either. Just put them in the oven. Even the kids love them. :) - 1/26/17

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  • Looks delicious! - 1/26/17

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  • This looks great. Home made is always best, and I've also found that Stouffers makes a fine, healthy Stuffed Green Pepper entree as well. - 1/22/17

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  • Delish! Used ground beef and grated cauliflower instead of rice. Also added grated carrots, a small onion, minced garlic, worcester and a little taco seasoning. Melted mozzarella on top. - 5/11/16

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  • Used pinto beans instead of rice and used No Salt Added sauce and added spices. Great starter recipe! - 1/30/16

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  • Ground chicken breast is great, too! I used garlic powder instead of the salt and low sodium tomato sauce. I often make my own tomato sauce. this also helps cut down on the high sodium. - 1/27/16

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  • This is much like my recipe for Stuffed Peppers except for the fact that I use lean ground round. I will try it with turkey. Thank You. - 1/27/16

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  • This recipe was so good!! Every time I make it my husband rants and raves about how yummy it is. - 12/7/14

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Didnt boil and added some green chili for little spice. - 5/5/13

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