Stuffed Yellow Peppers

A turkey, vegetable and rice filling with a bread crumb topping make these peppers a satisfying, low-calorie meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 3 large yellow or green sweet peppers (8 to 10 ounces each)

  • 1 pound uncooked ground turkey or extra-lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice

  • ½ cup frozen (yellow, green, and red) peppers and onion stir-fry vegetables or other frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

  • ½ cup purchased mild salsa

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic-and-herb salt-free seasoning blend

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup water

  • cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon 40% to 50% vegetable oil spread, melted

  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Halve sweet peppers lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a large Dutch oven, cook pepper halves in enough boiling water to cover for 2 minutes. Drain; place pepper halves, cut sides up, in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, combine ground turkey and onion; cook until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey as it cooks. If necessary, drain off fat. Stir cooked rice, thawed vegetables, salsa, seasoning blend, poultry seasoning, and salt into turkey mixture in skillet. Spoon mixture into pepper halves. Pour the water around the stuffed peppers.

  3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, melted vegetable oil spread, and paprika. Sprinkle onto stuffed peppers. Cover; bake for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 337mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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