Stuffed peppers were a dinner staple in my house growing up. My mom comes from a family of greeks and greeks lovvveee their stuffed peppers (anything with some lamb right?!). These turkey stuffed peppers are easy to make on a weeknight and easy to make for the whole family too.
These stuffed peppers are a bit different than my mom’s. I lightened them up by using ground turkey instead of ground beef or lamb (though those are still good options if that’s what you have)!
In addition, I decided to just put in the ESSENTIALS for this recipe. The idea here is that these delicious guys can easily be made on a weeknight or in a pinch: you only need 5 ingredients!
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- 2 tbsp olive oil*
- 1 lb ground turkey breast
- 4 bell peppers
- 1 can tomato sauce (you can use marinara for more flavor)
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 4 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 375º.
Slice the top of each pepper off and remove the seeds. Place in a deep casserole dish and drizzle with half of the olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 min.
While that’s cooking, start browning the turkey. Put olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat then add the turkey. Break apart with a big spoon or spatula in order to achieve a pretty uniform ground turkey mixture (you don’t want a lot of chunks!).
Once the turkey is brown all the way through, add the tomato sauce or marinara and cook for about 3-4 min.
When the peppers are done (leave the oven on), take them out and fill with cooked rice and turkey mixture. Top each bell pepper with 1 tbsp of grated parmesan and return to the oven for another 15 min.
*I don't include olive oil, salt or pepper as part of my 5 ingredients. These I just assume you have but I promise that's it!