Stuffed bell peppers are so easy to make and truly is the perfect Monday dinner.
Are you one of those whole love Mondays? Or do you get a serious case of Monday blues? I actually like Mondays. Mondays mean a fresh start of a new week, new recipes, new workouts. Time to get back on track after an awesome weekend.
Either you hate or love Mondays, they seem to always be insanely busy. I think we can agree we need some healthy, quick, and tasty dinner ideas every now and then; insert stuffed bell peppers!
We usually try to eat healthy during the weekdays and after a weekend of good food and maybe some wine, we always try to add some extra veggies into our meals.
These bell peppers are delicious, quick, and easy to make. They only take about 30 minutes to make, which makes them the perfect dinner on a busy day.
In these, I only had veggies and ground turkey. In the filling I added some chopped onion, some chopped bell pepper, and zucchini. But, for a more filling meal, you can mix in your favorite choice of rice or quinoa. For 2 servings I’d recommend doing 1/4 lb ground turkey and add in about 1/4 cup of rice or quinoa.
I love food that can be tailored to suit your preferences, and these bell pepper are definitely in that category. You can use any ground meat and veggies you’d like, and top it all off with your favorite cheese.
I hope you enjoy these turkey stuffed bell peppers, and I’d love to hear how they worked out for you, and which vegetables you used.
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Stuffed bell peppers
- 1/3 lb ground turkey
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 bell peppers (+ 1/2 cup for filling)
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
- 1/2 cup bell pepper (chopped)
- 1/2 cup zucchini (chopped)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Chop the onion, bell pepper for the filling, and the zucchini. Mince the garlic.
Cook the onion and the garlic in the olive oil until the garlic becomes golden brown.
Add the ground turkey and cook done, adding the salt, pepper, and cayenne towards the end of the cooking. Add the rest of the veggies and the tomato sauce and let simmer for a few minutes.
Cut the top off the bell peppers and scrape out the seeds. Place them in an ovenproof casserole.
Place the bell peppers in the casserole, making sure they won't fall over in the oven, then fill them with the turkey. Drizzle over your favorite cheese and bake in the oven at 350F for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has become golden brown and the peppers have started to soften.