Cooking at Home - Stuffed Peppers Delite 

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Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Makes:   8 Servings 


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil 
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced mushrooms 
  • 3/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced yellow onion 
  • 1/4 cup chopped kale
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 8 ounces green chilies
  • 1 cup whole-grain rice 
  • 8 assorted bell peppers, tops and seeds removed 
  • Low-fat mozzarella cheese (to taste)
  • 1 can pineapple rings (or you can use fresh pineapple)


  1. In a large stockpot, heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Add the celery, mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, onion, and kale and cook for about 7 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Add the tomato sauce and chilies and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the rice with 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Add to the turkey-veggie mix and stir to combine.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bell peppers in a 13-x9-inch baking dish. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the turkey-veggie mixture into each pepper. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove the peppers from the oven and sprinkle lightly with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve with grilled pineapple slices and enjoy!

Source: The 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook 

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 234 

Total Fat 7 g

Saturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 36 mg

Sodium 162 mg

Total Carbohydrate 26 g

Dietary Fiber 5 g

Total Sugars 10 g

Added Sugars included 2 g

Protein 19 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 159 mg

Iron 2 mg

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