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Stuffed Peppers


From EatingWell:  EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy: The Classic Makeover Cookbook (2009)

Lean ground turkey makes a moist, low-fat substitute for the ground beef that's usually found in stuffed pepper filling. To add a nutty flavor and boost the nutrition even further, we call for cooked brown rice, but this recipe will also work with white rice.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut out stem ends of bell peppers and discard. Scoop out seeds. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot and blanch the peppers until tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Drain and cool under cold running water. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, just until it loses its pink color, about 2 minutes. Drain the fat.
  4. Transfer the turkey mixture to a medium bowl and mix in rice, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, parsley, salt (if using) and pepper. Stuff the peppers with the mixture and place them in a 2-quart casserole dish. Spoon the remaining 1/2 cup tomato sauce over the peppers. Cover and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, 30 to 35 minutes.


Per serving : 327 Calories; 12 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 84 mg Cholesterol; 31 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 354 mg Sodium; 805 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 vegetables, 3 lean protein, 1 starch, 1/2 fat