Delicious and Nutritious Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey and Quinoa

Oct 16, 2023 | Main Courses

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey and Quinoa

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey and Quinoa

There’s something comforting about a well-stuffed bell pepper. It’s a dish that’s been passed down through generations, bringing families together around the dinner table. The combination of hearty ground turkey, nutty quinoa, and the vibrant flavors of bell peppers create a symphony of taste that I simply can’t resist.

Bell Peppers


  • 4 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Ground Turkey and Quinoa


Step 1: Prep the bell peppers

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Cut off the tops of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Give them a quick rinse under cold water to clean them. Place the bell peppers in a baking dish and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the ground turkey and onions

In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and minced garlic and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and cook until it is no longer pink. Stir in the dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to season the mixture.

Step 3: Add the quinoa and tomatoes

Once the ground turkey is cooked, add the cooked quinoa and the drained diced tomatoes to the skillet. Mix everything together until well-combined. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes to let the flavors meld together.

Step 4: Stuff the bell peppers

Take a spoon and fill each bell pepper with the turkey and quinoa mixture until they are generously stuffed. Top each pepper with a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Step 5: Bake and enjoy!

Place the stuffed bell peppers in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the peppers have softened, and the cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

These stuffed bell peppers are not only delicious but also versatile. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients based on your preferences. You can try using ground beef instead of turkey, or add some chopped vegetables like carrots or zucchini for extra crunch. The options are endless, and that’s what makes this recipe so much fun!

Nutritional Facts:

Nutrient Amount per serving
Calories 275
Total Fat 8g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g

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