Stuffed Peppers Recipe


I remember my mom used to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid. It’s been years since I had had them so I decided to come up with my own recipe – a healthier version of stuffed peppers. 


stuffed peppers


This recipe is so easy to make, take a look for yourself. Try it – it’s delicious! The great thing about this recipe is that you can tweak it to your liking. If you do not like ground turkey you can use ground beef. If you do not eat meat you can use a meat substitute. 

Stuffed Peppers
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. Peppers of your choice. I used red, orange and yellow peppers (6 total).Take out all the seeds/hollow out the inside.
  2. 1 Pound of round turkey
  3. 2 Large carrots - sliced
  4. 1 Celery stalk - sliced
  5. 1 Large onion - Diced
  6. 2 Cloves of garlic - Minced
  7. 1 Can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes (or any brand sliced tomatoes)
  8. Salt & pepper
  9. Shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
  1. Cook the ground turkey until cooked.
  2. Cook the celery, onion and carrots until they are semi-cooked (I steam them) they will finish cooking while in the mixture in the oven.
  3. Then combine the vegetables and ground turkey with the canned tomatoes into the peppers.
  4. Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Make sure the peppers are cooked, if they need more cooking cook for a bit longer until they are soft.
  5. Drizzle shredded cheese over the top and cook for a few more minutes until the cheese is melted over the tops.
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  1. Kathy Lane says:

    I love stuffed peppers! I have never tried them with turkey before,and I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I haven’t ever had stuffed peppers, but these look easy and healthy. I love the bright colors too.

  3. Those look really good. My mom also used to make stuffed peppers, but I think I would like your recipe better.

  4. Hi Nicole,
    Saw your link at 52 Mantels and had to come take a peek. Beautiful peppers – and love that they are a healthy version too. I think people look at these as a lot of work when in fact, they’re quite easy to do. Great blog, will be back to visit often!

  5. I am not a fan of peppers, but my mom and mother in law are! I will have to share this recipe with them!

  6. I am not a huge fan of peppers but this recipe looks so bright and pretty! I love that you used red and yellow peppers instead of green. It just might tempt me to make these. Thank you.

  7. I have flashbacks of this and am happy to see you don’t use ketchup! I will give this one a fair chance now.

  8. Wow, these look both healthy and delicious! I’m pinning this recipe so I can add it to my meal plan!

  9. I love stuffed peppers. They are so colorful and good. I wish my family would eat them.

  10. These look so great, I can remember my mom making these when I was a kid – thanks for sharing the recipe, maybe this is a sign……

  11. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  12. I love stuffed peppers! One of my favorite dishes!

  13. we love stuffed peppers in this house!! one of my family faves

  14. I’ve never had stuffed peppers before, but I have a feeling I’d love them! I love stuffed just about anything! I’m glad the recipe looks easy! I think all I need is the rice.

  15. Mmmm, stuffed peppers are almost like a comfort food for me, and these just make them look even more amazing!

  16. This looks sooo yummy. I like that you made it with turkey too! Growing up we always had stuffed peppers. It’s like a comfort food to me!

  17. These look so good! I am a huge stuffed pepper fan!

  18. I didn’t grow up eating stuffed peppers and have always been curious about them. I think we’ll have to try it! And, I have to admit, before I saw your post I never even thought about using orange, yellow peppers? I always just assumed you only used green? 😛 I also love that you stuffed them with turkey!

  19. These look amazing! I am saving this recipe!

  20. I loved stuffed peppers- these look delish!

  21. I love stuffed peppers and these look wonderful! It’s great to find a healthier version of this too!

  22. Love stuffed peppers!
    When I make mine I use my muffin tin to hold the peppers so the stuffing doesn’t fall out.

  23. Oh how I love stuffed peppers. This is different than my recipe. Gonna have to give it a go.

  24. Looks good! I made “unstuffed peppers” for dinner the other day because my daughter and I had been craving them. I like finding healthier versions of my favorite foods.

  25. My Mom also used to make stuffed peppers a lot when I was a kid. I haven’t made them myself in years. That might just have to change now.

  26. Ooo I love stuffed peppers. Eat them a lot!

  27. We do turkey sausage sometimes just for a change. Adds a little excitement to dinner 🙂

  28. My husband always says his mom made these a lot growing up. I love them personally.

  29. So colorful and pretty! My Gram makes these but certainly not as good looking as these!!!

  30. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love the sound of this recipe! They are so pretty! I love how versatile stuffed peppers really are.

  31. My mom used to make stuffed peppers when I was little too but I don’t remember them looking like this! (Shhh!) I would actually want to try these one day! 🙂

  32. I haven’t made stuff peppers before, but I really would like to give it a try. This looks amazing!

  33. I LOVE stuffed peppers! I pinned this so I can cook them myself. What a great idea for this weekend! Thank you for sharing!

  34. These sound delicious. I love stuffed peppers.

  35. Yum, I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  36. We always made stuffed peppers with green peppers. I never thought about making them with red & yellow bell peppers. These look fabulous!

  37. Those look fantastic and I wouldn’t change a thing. I can’t wait to try it!

  38. katherine says:

    These look so good! I love stuffed peppers!

  39. Stuffed peppers were one of the things I tried to make when I first moved out on my own, but I always botched them! This makes me want to try them again 🙂

  40. My mom used to make this when I was a kid too but I didn’t like it then… this looks much better than the way my mom used to make it!

  41. I love making stuffed peppers. I just made them last week. I usually use ground beef but want to try it your way next time.

  42. I love stuffed peppers. We try to have them once every other week or so.

  43. My husband would love this!

  44. These look so yummy! I’m planning my menu for the week and think I’m going to add this in!

  45. I was always intimidated by Stuffed Pepper recipes, but yours looks so easy! Plus, it’s healthy to boot, and I’m pretty sure my toddler would actually eat it. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try it!

  46. Im gonna try this someday. I also wanted to ask if you use cooked rice in the mixture ? It looks like rice in there, but I didn’t see rice in the recipe. Sure looks delicious. Thanks for sharing

  47. My mom made these when I was a kid as well. I have not found a good recipe but yours looks great. Am pinning for future use!

  48. I haven’t had stuffed peppers in the longest. I am going to give it a try…thanks!!

  49. Lisa Konieczke says:

    We love stuffed peppers. I am all for trying a much healthier recipe…. we aren’t getting any younger, lol. I’m going to try this and see if Hubby likes it. It does look really good.

  50. Gail Williams says:

    I have to admit that my mother never made stuffed peppers and neither have I. But I do love every ingredient in this recipe and now I AM DETERMINED to make it. I know I will love them.

  51. Sherrie C. says:

    My mom used to make stuffed peppers a lot when I was a kid but I haven’t had one in years. I like how you made those a bit healthier too. Gonna give this recipe a try and soon. Pinning 🙂

  52. shaunie says:

    We love stuffed peppers , will have to try out your recipe

  53. Sherrie C. says:

    My mom used to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid but I haven’t had one in many years. I’m going to have to try this recipe out soon. Thanks.

  54. (Stuffed Peppers Recipe) I have not made these in so long now. I make this during the summer months in my crock pot on low heat. I can eat the red and yellow peppers, but those green ones give me some awful heartburn-

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