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Healthy Turkey Stuffed Peppers | The Mama Maven Blog

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Nancy Johnson Horn, The Mama Maven Blog
Yum! Who likes stuffed peppers? We make it with lean turkey meat and pre-cooked whole grain brown rice to make it a little healthier!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound lean turkey meat
  • 2 cups pre-cooked brown rice
  • 2 jars marinara sauce
  • 6 green bell peppers


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Make rice (or use leftovers or pre-packaged cooked rice)
  • In a separate bowl, add sauce to raw turkey meat
  • Saute onions and garlic
  • Add meat with sauce mixture to onion and garlic.
  • When meat is slightly brown, stir in rice.
  • While mixture is cooking, core bell peppers.
  • Stand up bell peppers in tight baking pan with 1/2 an inch of water on the bottom.
  • Stuff the peppers with the turkey-rice mixture.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Save the rest of the mixture that wasn't used in the peppers and keep cooking it for an extra 1o minutes.
  • After peppers are cooked, serve with the extra turkey-rice mixture around the pepper.