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Full of flavor, these stuffed bell peppers are easy to make, tasty and nutritious!

Tip: Precooking bell peppers makes their time in the oven short. Green bell peppers are the classic choice, but you don’t have to be traditionalist. Stuff red, yellow and orange bells and bring the color of fall to your dinner table!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 broccoli crown, chopped
  • 4 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cups of shredded cheese 
  • 5 bell peppers, tops and seed core removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Prep:  While rice is cooking, prepare your veggies: chop carrots, onions and broccoli. Remove the seeds from bell peppers and broil in the oven until peppers have softened. If you prefer, place green peppers in a microwave-safe dish; cover and cook in the microwave until bright green and steaming, about 3 minutes.

Saute Ingredients:  Saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until softened and transparent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently until vegetables are softened.

Add ground turkey and cook until browned.  Stir in cooked rice until fully mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1 cup of cheese.

Assemble:  Fill each bell pepper with the rice mixture and top with the remaining cheese. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Prep Time:  40 minutes
Serves:  Five

Nutritional Details Per Serving
Calories:  419 calories
Fat: 15 grams
Carbohydrates:  49grams
Protein:  26grams

We encourage you to experiment – it’s fun to add your own flair and flavors!
Add pepper flakes or garlic to spice things up or add one of your favorite herbs – think basil, oregano or fresh thyme. Tomatoes are also a nice compliment, either sauce or diced.

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