Stuffed Peppers

Published in Recipes, Snacks Author: CentraCare

Recipe from EatingWell

Ingredients

  • 4 large green bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce (1 cup), divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut out stem ends of bell peppers and discard. Scoop out seeds. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot and blanch the peppers until tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Drain and cool under cold running water. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, just until it loses its pink color, about 2 minutes. Drain the fat.
  4. Transfer the turkey mixture to a medium bowl and mix in rice, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, parsley, salt (if using) and pepper. Stuff the peppers with the mixture and place them in a 2-quart casserole dish. Spoon the remaining 1/2 cup tomato sauce over the peppers. Cover and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, 30 to 35 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 327
  • Fat: 12 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 3 g.
  • Potassium: 805 mg
  • Sodium: 354 mg
  • Carbs: 31 g.
  • Fiber: 6 g.
  • Protein: 25 g.