Kid-friendly red bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey and quinoa.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
2 hrs
8 stuffed peppers


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and season with salt and pepper; cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

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

  • Transfer cooked turkey mixture to a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Stir well; add additional tomato sauce as needed, until filling has the consistency of a casserole.

  • Arrange red bell peppers in a baking dish and spoon an equal amount of filling into each.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top each stuffed pepper with Cheddar cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 17.4g; cholesterol 71.2mg; sodium 850.1mg. Full Nutrition

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Quite delicious and definitely kid-friendly. I used 1/2 Sriracha sauce and 1/2 tomato sauce for the adults. I added some zucchini too. Next time I won t cook the meat first. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Decent recipe, especially if you are looking for something lower calorie. I would make a few minor changes: 1. I would cook the peppers a bit longer to get them softer. If the peppers are too al dente, then when you try to cut them, the filling slides out. Next time, I think 60 minutes and then 10 minutes for the cheese. 2. I like a bit of spice, so I think some more seasoning would be in order. Maybe some chopped jalapeno or garlic or something to jazz up the filling a little bit. That said, it was an enjoyable meal and anytime you can get a filling, good tasting meal for under 400 calories...that's a win. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is delicious, makes a ton and is great leftover. Also served for breakfast with a fried egg over easy on top Read More