BBQ Turkey Stuffed Peppers

4 servings
40 min

BBQ Turkey Stuffed Peppers. Bake BBQ-flavored turkey mixture in red, yellow, or green sweet bell peppers for a tasty and colorful dinner entrée.

Bake the barbecue-flavored turkey mixture in red, yellow, or green sweet bell pepper shells for just 20 minutes for a tasty and colorful dinner entrée.

If you’ve shied away from substituting ground turkey in recipes that normally call for ground beef because you didn’t think it would taste as good, try this recipe and become a believer!

The secret to cooking with ground turkey is to season it well—that doesn’t mean adding extra salt—and to avoid over cooking it so that it doesn’t become dry and chewy.

Spoon the turkey mixture into the bell pepper boats at the last minute and bake for just 20 minutes. You’ll impress your guests with how beautiful this dish is on your dinner table…and they’re delicious!


Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lite salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large bell peppers

Instructions


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
Cut bell peppers in half from top to bottom and remove seeds. Place on baking sheet, cut side up.
In a large skillet, cook turkey and diced onions until the onions are tender and the turkey is almost cooked through. Stir in the tomato and all remaining ingredients (except for the cheese) and cook another 5 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly and the turkey is cooked through.
Spoon the turkey mixture into the bell pepper cups. Top with the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food
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