Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers

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Fall is right around the corner.  With that comes cooler temps and a desire for warm, delicious comfort food.

Today, I want to share with you one of my family’s favorite meals, Stuffed Peppers.  At one time, I used different ingredients but have since made modifications to the recipe so that it became healthier.  I like to call these my “Recipe Renovations.”  You’ll find me in my kitchen doing this often.  I guess you could say that it’s a hobby of mine to make things that are called unhealthy into “better for you” meals.

Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 medium bell peppers (any color) with tops, ribs and seeds removed

1 pound ground turkey breast, browned (The leaner the better)

1 cup cooked brown rice (You can do this in advance early in the week and have on hand rice that just needs reheated.  Yay!)

1 small onion, diced

1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

1/4 cup finely minded flat-leaf parsley

1 can low sodium tomato sauce

Pink salt and pepper, taste

Preparation:

Heat Oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut a very thin slice off the bottom of each pepper, just enough so that they can stand up straight.

In a  large bowl, combine everything but tomato sauce and peppers.

Divide the filling into four portions and then pack each pepper with the mix.

Place stuffed peppers upright in a 9 inch backing dish.  Pour tomato sauce over peppers.  Cover the dish with foil and bake it in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes.



If you’re like me, a busy mom, here’s what I like to do so dinner is ready when I get home.  I do everything as outlined above but instead of placing in the oven, I use my crock pot.  I’ll place the stuffed peppers in it and set on low.  I’m usually away for 9-10 hours and this temp seems to work just fine.  You could also do on high for a few hours (3-4) if you’re able to as well.  This has been such a lifesaver when we feel like we’re starving after a long day.

Cals: 294, 26 carbs, 9 fat, 25 Protein, 413 Sodium, 9 Sugar

ENJOY!

If you like this recipe and have one that you would like for me to renovate for you,  let me know.  It would be my pleasure to help you find a healthier version.

With Love,

Laura

Some other recipes that you might enjoy…

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