Orange bell peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground turkey, onion, tomatoes, rice, and cheese. Make it an appetizer with mini bell peppers to serve at a party. Add some color. Whatever you have, cilantro, parsley, any herb to add to the look and taste. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook orange bell peppers until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir turkey and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Stir tomatoes, rice, 1/2 cup water, and liquid smoke into turkey mixture; cover skillet and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir Gouda cheese into turkey mixture.

  • Stuff each orange bell pepper with turkey mixture and place peppers, open-side up, in a baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted, 25 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 23.4g 8% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 78.6mg 26% DV; sodium 316.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
Very simple recipe but very flavorful. I made it exactly as written except I added a bit of garlic powder when browning the meat. A wonderful twist on stuffed peppers and a nice change from the usual ground beef/rice/tomato sauce recipes you always see. The gouda and liquid smoke are just the right touch to give these a light smokiness without being overpowering. These are healthy too and one pepper is just the right amount. I was looking forward to having these as my lunches though out the week! Thanks for the great recipe kflamed13! I will definitely be making these again except next time I might use green or even red peppers. These orange ones were expensive little suckers!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2015
This a good basic stuffed pepper recipe. I amped up the flavor a few ways. Use low sodium chicken broth instead of water. Add your favorite all purpose seasoning to the turkey as it cooks like Mrs Dash. Add salt and pepper. I also used fire roasted canned tomatoes. Try a dash or two of Cholula brand hot sauce as a condiment. That really added a kick but didn't overwhelm the other flavors. Loved the lower fat choice of turkey. I used 93% Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey. I plan to make ahead next time and have on hand for a quick weeknight supper. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
Very simple recipe but very flavorful. I made it exactly as written except I added a bit of garlic powder when browning the meat. A wonderful twist on stuffed peppers and a nice change from the usual ground beef/rice/tomato sauce recipes you always see. The gouda and liquid smoke are just the right touch to give these a light smokiness without being overpowering. These are healthy too and one pepper is just the right amount. I was looking forward to having these as my lunches though out the week! Thanks for the great recipe kflamed13! I will definitely be making these again except next time I might use green or even red peppers. These orange ones were expensive little suckers!:) Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2015
This a good basic stuffed pepper recipe. I amped up the flavor a few ways. Use low sodium chicken broth instead of water. Add your favorite all purpose seasoning to the turkey as it cooks like Mrs Dash. Add salt and pepper. I also used fire roasted canned tomatoes. Try a dash or two of Cholula brand hot sauce as a condiment. That really added a kick but didn't overwhelm the other flavors. Loved the lower fat choice of turkey. I used 93% Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey. I plan to make ahead next time and have on hand for a quick weeknight supper. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2015
Excellent stuffed peppers. I skipped the liquid smoke and used mozzarella cheese instead of Gouda. I will make these again and use the Gouda next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
So good! I used a bit more gouda (even topping all of them with a good layer) and added garlic into my turkey but kept everything else the same. I used green peppers just because of cost. I love stuffed peppers and this is definitely a recipe I will keep. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
I made the stuffed peppers! They we very good and easy to make. Will definitely be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2015
A great base. I used a mix of ground chorizo and turkey and added more garlic and paprika. Next time I'll cook the rice separate as some of mine was uncooked but that was more likely my cooking mistakes and not the recipe. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
I halved the recipe and sliced open the peppers for easier serving. I did add more of the diced tomatoes than indicated and added a banana pepper in the mix. One reviewer cooked the rice with broth and I did that as well to add some flavor. I only had cheddar and mozzarella so I did half cheddar and half mozzarella. I did top each pepper half with a little mozzarella. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2015
Very good but i left out the liquid smoke. I think the next time I will slice the peppers lengthwise just to make it easier to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
Made it a few times now & each time I get the Wow! Loved it! Read More
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