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Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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  • How to Store and Reheat Leftover Stuffed Peppers
  • More Ground Turkey Recipes
  • These Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers are delicious and stuffed with quinoa, cheese, turkey, sauce and seasoned with Italian seasoning. All you need is 20 minutes to put together the filling and then the oven will do the rest of the work for you! 

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers in a casserole dish topped with lots of melted mozzarella cheese. Blue and white striped towel is on the counter next to the glass casserole dish.

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

    Ingredients for Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    These Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers are a perfect family friendly meal! The rich filling makes for a satisfying meal. For this recipe you will need:

    • bell peppers
    • olive oil
    • lean ground turkey- ground chicken or beef can also be used
    • breadcrumbs
    • parmesan cheese
    • Italian seasoning
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cooked quinoa
    • tomato sauce
    • mozzarella cheese

    Can this recipe be made dairy free?

    To make these dairy free use your favorite dairy free parmesan and mozzarella alternatives or simply skip the cheese! This recipe will come out just as great without the added dairy.

    Can this recipe be made gluten free?

    Yes, all that needs to be changed for this recipe to be gluten free is the breadcrumbs. Substitute your favorite gluten free breadcrumbs in this recipe and if needed add some extra seasoning. Quinoa is a gluten free grain so that can stay!

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers in a casserole dish close up. Lots of melted mozzarella cheese on top of the stuffed peppers. Peppers are in the glass casserole dish they were cooked in.

    How to Make Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Step One: Prepare the peppers

    Before making the filling, prepare the peppers to be stuffed. Wash, cut in half and remove the seeds. Then, place them in a greased baking dish. You can use green, yellow, red, or orange peppers. Large bell peppers will allow for more filling to be added.

    Step Two: Make the filling

    Next, heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Then, add the ground turkey and cook until browned. While that is browning, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, sauce, italian seasoning, salt, pepper and cooked quinoa. Once the turkey is browned, add to the breadcrumb mixture.

    Step Three: Stuff the peppers

    Divide the breadcrumb mixture among peppers evenly.

    Step Four: Bake the peppers

    Add water to the bottom of the baking dish and cover with foil. Bake the peppers at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

    Step Five: Top with cheese and continue baking

    After 35 minutes, remove the peppers from the oven and uncover. Top with cheese and sauce and return to the oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown. Once cheese is melted and starting to brown remove from oven, serve and enjoy! Check out these delicious side dishes to pair with your stuffed bell peppers.

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers in a casserole dish on a white counter next to a blue and white striped towel.

    How to Store and Reheat Leftover Stuffed Peppers

    Leftovers should be allowed to cool completely and then stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Leftovers should be finished within 5 days.

    To reheat stuffed peppers, place one on a plate and cut it up into smaller pieces then microwave for 1-2 minutes or until hot. Cutting up the pepper helps it to heat more evenly.

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    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers in a casserole dish

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Yield: 4 stuffed peppers
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 50 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Quinoa Turkey Stuffed Peppers are delicious and stuffed with quinoa, cheese, turkey, sauce and seasoned with Italian seasoning.

    Ingredients

    • 4 bell peppers, any color
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 pound ground turkey
    • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
    • 1 cup tomato sauce, for topping
    • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, for topping

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Wash peppers, cut in half and remove seeds. Place in a greased baking dish.
    3. Heat olive in a small pan. Once warm, brown turkey in the saute pan over medium heat.
    4. While turkey is browning, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 cups sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and quinoa. Once turkey is cooked add to filling mixture.
    5. Divide filling among 8 peppers.
    6. Add about a half cup of water to bottom of baking dish and cover with foil.
    7. Bake peppers at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until peppers are tender.
    8. Remove peppers from oven and uncover. Top each pepper with about a tablespoon of sauce. Then, top with cheese.
    9. Return peppers to oven and bake about 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown.
    10. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!

    Notes

    Turkey can be substituted for beef or chicken, however nutrition info will be affected.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 841mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

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    P Murphy

    Wednesday 11th of September 2019

    Stuffed Peppers Melissa, My daughter made this recipe and left it for my lunch. She has many outstanding wonderful strengths and many things she likes to do; cooking is not a one of them. Following your recipe she made a delicious meal for her family. Everyone enjoyed it and she was quite proud of herself. Keep supplying your wonderful delicious recipes and know your site it very beneficial and enjoyable. Thank you, P. Murphy Haverhill, Massachusetts

    Melissa

    Wednesday 11th of September 2019

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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