Legendary Healthy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers by Dear Crissy

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers. I repeat, Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers.

This recipe by Dear Crissy is seriously amazing because it’s no-fuss and so versatile so you can mould it to fit your own preferences. If you prefer ground beef, it’s an easy swap. You can add more veggies to the mix or change the cheese. Whatever you like!

Even though it’s already a healthy recipe, you can lighten the calories up further by cutting back on the cheese or using a reduced fat cheese.

Photo Credit: Dear Crissy

The Recipe:



  • 6 large bell peppers, any color
  • 2 cups wild rice, cooked
  • 1 lb. 93% Lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 16 oz. jar crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Cut off the tops of the peppers remove the seeds, trim the bottoms to help them sit flat in the skillet and rinse thoroughly. In a large pan boil the peppers for 5 minutes, remove from water and turn upside down onto a paper towel to dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. In a large skillet add the olive oil, garlic and onion, saute until tender. Add the turkey and brown until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, rice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until blended.
  5. Fill the peppers evenly with the mixture, place in a lightly greased 10 inch cast iron skillet. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and add the remaining cheese to the top of peppers and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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