ground turkey stuffed peppers on plate



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat a large deep skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and then ground turkey. Brown the turkey, breaking it up as it cooks.
  3. Once the turkey is brown, add the diced onion, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 3-4 more minutes or until the onion is tender.
  4. Add the marinara sauce and chopped spinach. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 more minutes until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat and stir in the brown rice, chopped basil, and parmesan cheese.
  5. Stuff the pepper halves with the filling and place them in a 9×13 casserole dish.
  6. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and top the peppers with the mozzarella cheese. Return them to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Garnish with extra fresh chopped basil and parsley.


  • 34 large bell peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, for topping
  • extra basil and fresh parsley, for garnish

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