Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

If you want a low-carb or keto-friendly version, just replace the rice with riced cauliflower.

1 cup cooked  rice (white or brown) [or use riced cauliflower]
3  bell peppers (green, red, or yellow)
10 ounces ground turkey (half a 20 ounce package)
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (or basil and oregano leaves)
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 4 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon each  salt and  pepper
1⁄2 onion (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup sliced  mushrooms
1 chopped  zucchini (about 1 cup)
1 can (14.5 ounce) diced  tomatoes with liquid

1.    Cook the rice or prepare instant rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Cut the peppers in half from top to bottom. Remove the stem and seeds.
3.    In a large skillet over medium heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet), cook the turkey until no longer pink. Add seasonings during last few minutes.
4.    Add onion, mushrooms, and zucchini to the skillet. Add a small amount of oil, if needed. Saute until tender.
5.    Mix in the tomatoes and rice. Remove from heat.
6.    Fill the pepper halves with the skillet mixture.
7.    Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until peppers are tender when poked with a fork.
8.    Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

•    Try chicken, beef or pork instead of turkey.
•    Add a sprinkle of cheese.
•    If there is extra filling, try it in a wrap for another meal.

Courtesy of

Oregon State University and, website link