Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Stuffed Bell Peppers are a colorful and nutritious meal option, perfect for any occasion. These peppers are filled with a flavorful mixture of ground turkey, cauliflower rice, and spices, baked until perfectly tender. This dish is not only visually appealing but also gluten-free and rich in protein.

Ingredients

  • 3 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional for topping)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Peppers: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Slice the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.
  2. Cook the Filling: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. Stir in the cauliflower rice, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Stuff the Peppers: Spoon the turkey and cauliflower mixture into the hollowed-out peppers. Top with cheese if using.
  4. Bake: Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is bubbly.
  5. Serve: Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 250 kcal per serving
Protein: 21g
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 7g

Health Benefits

  • High Protein: Ground turkey provides a high-quality protein that is essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Low Calorie: This dish is low in calories but high in nutrients, making it ideal for weight management.
  • Rich in Vitamins: Bell peppers are a great source of vitamins A and C, which are powerful antioxidants important for skin health and immune function.
  • Digestive Health: Cauliflower rice is a good source of dietary fiber, which promotes healthy digestion.

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