If you are looking for a healthy dinner idea, these cheesy ground turkey stuffed peppers are worth a try. You will love that this simple stuffed peppers recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!
We take dinner seriously here so if you need more dinner inspiration, check out some of these gluten free dinner recipes.
Tonight stuffed peppers are on the menu!!
I am trying to find new and healthy ways to use ground turkey. My family is tired of turkey burgers. I am hoping they will like this healthy turkey stuffed peppers recipe. This recipe is like meatloaf baked in a pepper!
Yup, I have made one too many gluten free burgers lately and my family is ready to boycott them. Luckily, I have these beautiful organic bell peppers I need to use up. Stuffed peppers are quick and easy to make.
How to make stuffed bell peppers:
The star of this recipe is sun-dried tomatoes from Trader Joe’s. I love that these are packed in olive oil so they stay nice and soft. If you can’t find sun-dried tomatoes, feel free to omit this ingredient.
Add ground turkey, egg, gluten free panko, scallions, cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes to a large bowl.
What kind of gluten free panko is best?
There are several great gluten free panko brands out there. Ian’s, 4C, and Kikkoman both make gluten free ones. If you can’t find gluten free panko, you can use regular gluten free breadcrumbs or Trader Joe’s Rice Crumbs instead.
Can you make this stuffed peppers recipe with other meats?
You can use any ground meat you like in this stuffed pepper recipe. You can use ground beef, ground bison, ground pork, or ground chicken meat.
This stuffing is ready to go into the peppers.
Do you have to brown the meat before stuffing the peppers?
For this recipe, you do not have to brown the meat before stuffing the peppers. In fact, the flavors all blend while cooking together and it is much better if you cook the meat inside the bell peppers.
Pop the peppers in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. The size of the peppers really determines how long your recipe will need to bake. If your bell peppers are tall, you will need to bake them for longer
Do you have to blanch the peppers before baking?
I am all for easy. Blanching involved dropping the peppers into boiling water and that is an extra step that is not needed for this recipe.
What can I serve with stuffed peppers?
Most side dishes would work well with stuffed peppers. Here are a few of my favorite gluten free side dish recipes:
If you want a little spicer twist, why not try this recipe as in this stuffed poblano peppers recipe?
Looking for more easy kid-friendly dinner recipes to try? Here are some of our family’s favorite gluten free dinner recipes.
- This homemade Gluten Free Fried Chicken recipe is one of the most popular on the blog, and for good reason because it is crisp and delicious.
- My kids love this Sticky Asian Marinated Chicken Legs recipe.
- This mild Gluten Free Curried Chicken Pot Pie is a big hit for dinner.
Tools you need to make this recipe:
- 1 pound ground organic turkey, breast meat is leanest
- 4 bell peppers, top and seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes in olive oil
- 1/4 cup Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup gluten free panko
- 1/3 cup chopped scallions
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (except peppers.)
- Wash peppers, remove the tops, and remove the seeds.
- Scoop stuffing into each pepper then top with more cheese.
- Put in a baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes until done.
You can use any ground meat for this stuffed peppers recipe.
To make this recipe dairy-free, use dairy-free cheese like Daiya.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 44g
(*This recipe was updated from an older March 2015 post.)