Stupid-Easy Recipe for Turkey Stuffed Peppers (#1 Top-Rated)


Instead of going for the traditional ground beef, we stuffed bell peppers with seasoned ground turkey, rice, and tomatoes, and then baked in the oven with a bubbling layer of cheese on top.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Turkey Stuffed Peppers.

1. Info for Turkey Stuffed Peppers

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 180.82 kcal

2. Ingredients for Turkey Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 10 oz. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 6 Tbsp. shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese
  • nonstick cooking spray

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Slice the tops from the bell peppers, remove the stems, and set aside. Remove the internal seeds and membrane. Arrange the peppers open side up in a glass baking dish.

Finely chop the onion and pepper tops. Mince the garlic.

3.3 Stove

Set an extra-large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Allow the oil to heat, then add the onion, peppers, ground turkey, salt, black pepper, oregano and thyme. Cook the turkey and vegetables breaking up the meat with a spatula, until it is thoroughly browned and the vegetables are soft, 7-8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds longer.

Add the diced tomatoes and rice to the skillet, and stir to combine with the turkey. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.

3.4 Prep

Divide the turkey mixture evenly between each bell pepper, firmly packing it into the cavities. Sprinkle the top of each pepper with a heaping tablespoon of shredded cheese.

Carefully pour enough water into the casserole dish to rise 1/2 inch up the sides of the peppers.

Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray. Lay the foil sprayed side down over the peppers and secure around the edges of the casserole dish.

3.5 Oven

Bake the stuffed peppers on middle rack of oven until they can be easily pierced with a fork, about 50 minutes.

Remove the foil and continue baking until the cheese on top is golden brown, 10-15 minutes.

3.6 Check

Check to see that stuffed peppers are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.7 Serve

Allow the peppers to rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.


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