Legendary Cooking: Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy and easy!

These turkey and rice stuffed peppers are loaded with flavor and make for an easy healthy lunch or dinner.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped Kentucky Legend Sliced Roast Turkey
  • 6 green or red bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Cutaway top from each pepper. Scoop out seeds; discard tops and seeds. Set peppers aside.
  2. Spoon tomato sauce into greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish; set aside.
  3. Toss together turkey, rice, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, feta, walnuts, oil, lemon juice, dill, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pack turkey mixture loosely into peppers. Fit stuffed peppers snuggly in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  4. Cover with foil; bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until peppers are tender, the filling is heated through and cheese is golden.

Tip: Substitute mint or basil for dill if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

*Per 1 stuffed pepper

  • Calories 430
  • Fat 23g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 1510mg
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 26g