Stuffed bell peppers are a classic and nutritious dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day. This recipe combines the sweetness of bell peppers with the delicious flavors of lean ground turkey, quinoa, and vegetables for a satisfying and healthy meal. This dish is a great option for a quick and easy dinner, or for meal prep for the week.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Rinse the peppers and set aside.
- Rinse the quinoa and place it in a saucepan with 2 cups of chicken broth or water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Set aside to cool.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the ground turkey to the skillet and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until it is browned and cooked through.
- Stir in the cooked quinoa and remove the skillet from heat.
- Stuff each bell pepper with the turkey and quinoa mixture, filling them to the top.
- Place the stuffed bell peppers on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve the stuffed bell peppers with a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top. Enjoy!
This healthy and delicious stuffed bell pepper recipe is a great option for a quick and easy dinner. The combination of lean ground turkey, quinoa, and vegetables makes this dish a nutritious and satisfying meal. The sweetness of the bell peppers pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of the filling, creating a dish that is both flavorful and healthy. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a meal to prep for the week, this stuffed bell pepper recipe is sure to please.