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Italian Stuffed Turkey Peppers

I’ve lightened up traditional stuffed peppers for a healthier dinner that you will love just as much! In this simple recipe I use ground turkey in place of beef and potatoes in place of rice for a protein packed dinner!

If you’re looking for more healthy dinner recipes, check out my Healthy Asian Salad with No Sugar, 5 Ingredient Bone Broth Vegetable Soup, or my Kale Apple Salad.

Italian stuffed turkey peppers

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This healthy dinner is a take on the traditional stuffed peppers. But I use Italian spices with ground turkey and potatoes for a good for you dinner that is just as delicious as it is healthy! If you want you can add some grated mozzarella on top during the last 5 minutes of baking!

Italian stuffed turkey peppers

How to Make Italian Stuffed Peppers

Step 1

First step is to boil the potatoes. In a medium pot, add water and the potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes. Once potatoes are cooked, remove from heat and cut potatoes into ¼-inch cubes.

Step 2

Slice the mushrooms and dice the onion. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds from the center. Place on a baking sheet cut side up. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Sep 3

Season the ground turkey: In large bowl, add the ground turkey, sea salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and marjoram and mix together.

Step 4

In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil to coat the pan. Add the turkey and break up with a spatula and continue to cook until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

In a separate skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and put over medium/high heat. Add the mushrooms and onions and cook until onions are translucent, and mushrooms are cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 6

In a large bowl, add the cooked turkey, mushrooms, onions, and potatoes and mix together. Fill each pepper half with the turkey mixture.

Step 7

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, depending on if you like a more crunchy pepper or more cooked.

Top with fresh basil, serve immediately.

Italian stuffed turkey peppers

Ingredients for Italian Stuffed Peppers

Organic Baby Red Potatoes

Organic Mushrooms

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Bell Peppers (any colors you like)

Organic Prairie Ground Turkey

Frontier Co-Op Organic Oregano

Frontier Co-Op Organic Thyme

Frontier Co-Op Organic Rosemary

Frontier Co-Op Organic Sage

Organic Marjoram

La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Fresh Basil

Italian stuffed turkey peppers

FAQ's

Can I make these with ground beef instead of turkey?

Absolutely, you can use ground beef or ground chicken and they would be equally delicious!

Can I add cheese?

Of course! If you want to add cheese, sprinkle the top with grated mozzarella during the last 5 minutes of baking!

How can I reheat these?

These are best reheated in your air fryer or toaster oven! This keeps the peppers from becoming soggy when reheated.

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Italian stuffed turkey peppers

Italian Stuffed Turkey Peppers

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

4

servings

Try this healthy take on stuffed peppers with this recipe for Italian Stuffed Turkey Peppers!

Ingredients

  • 1/2-pound organic baby red potatoes

  • 8 ounces organic mushrooms

  • 1/2 organic yellow onion

  • 4 large organic bell peppers (any color you like)

  • 12 ounces Organic Prairie Ground Turkey

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic rosemary

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic sage

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic marjoram

  • ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil

  • Fresh basil, for topping

Directions

  • In a medium pot, add water and the potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes. Once potatoes are cooked, remove from heat and cut potatoes into ¼-inch cubes.
  • Slice the mushrooms and dice the onion. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds from the center. Place on a baking sheet cut side up. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In large bowl, add the ground turkey, sea salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and marjoram and mix together.
  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil to coat the pan. Add the turkey and break up with a spatula and continue to cook until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • In a separate skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and put over medium/high heat. Add the mushrooms and onions and cook until onions are translucent, and mushrooms are cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add the cooked turkey, mushrooms, onions, and potatoes and mix together.
  • Fill each pepper half with the turkey mixture.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, depending on if you like a more crunchy pepper or more cooked.
  • Top with fresh basil, serve immediately.

Notes

  • High Altitude – Bake at 400°F for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on if you like a crunchier pepper or more cooked.

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