I have to admit that I am not a huge ground turkey lover. Typically, I would much rather use extra lean ground beef until I made these ground turkey stuffed peppers!
I have made stuffed peppers before, but this is the first time I have used ground turkey in place of the beef. I have to say, I will stick with the ground turkey for this one! The Mexican flavours work very well with the ground turkey, leaving your tummy very happy.
Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers: A Healthier Option
Ground turkey is healthier because it has less fat, cholesterol, and calories per ounce. Ground turkey also has a higher amount of protein per ounce which will keep you fuller longer.
When stuffed in peppers, it tastes so much better than other meats. This is because ground turkey has a more subtle flavour that can go with various flavours without overpowering them.
Ground Turkey Stuffed PeppersPrint Recipe
- 1 pound of ground turkey 96% lean
- 3 medium bell peppers trimmed
- 1 cup of fresh tomatoes chopped
- 1-2 seeded jalapenos fresh
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1 packet of Taco seasoning low sodium
- 1/2 cup of 2% shredded Mexican cheese
- Gather all ingredients—preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a pan with cooking spray and add the ground turkey. Cook on medium to high heat for about 5-7 minutes, frequently stirring to ensure all of the meat is thoroughly cooked and browned.
- Add about 3/4 a packet of low sodium taco seasoning. You can choose your level of spice (mild, medium, hot). Add about 1/2 cup of your favourite salsa. Stir and saute this for a few more minutes, making sure to mix well. Add a few drops of water if necessary.
- While the meat is cooking, clean and cut the bell peppers, you can use any colour.
- Place the bell peppers into an oven-safe dish. Scoop the turkey meat into each pepper and then top with a sprinkle of Mexican blend cheese (2-3 tbsp). Place the peppers in the oven and cook at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- While the meat is cooking, clean and chop up about 1 cup of fresh tomatoes and two jalapenos, add the vegetables to a separate pan and pour the remaining taco seasoning into the pan as well. Saute the vegetables on medium to high heat for about 5 minutes, and then add 1/2 cup of your favourite salsa. Saute for another 2 minutes or so.
- Plate the peppers with a side of the salsa and enjoy them together!