How To Make Stuffed Peppers?

This article is on how to make stuffed peppers. This is a great basic recipe that is easily altered to taste. For instance, substitute the cumin for Italian seasoning and some Parmesan, or try substitute the rice for cauliflower to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Alternatively, ground turkey is lean low-fat substitute for ground beef. Furthermore, tofu is a great way to make these stuffed peppers 100% vegetarian.


How to make stuffed peppers?


4 large bell peppers
1 pound of ground turkey, ground beef or firm tofu
1 ½ cups of cooked brown rice or finely chopped cauliflower
1 cup of grated cheese (optional)
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 medium onion diced
1 clove of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin or Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon of ground pepper
1 ½ teaspoons of grape seed oil


The recipe requires 10 minutes of active preparation and 30 minutes of baking time. Thus, the recipe is ready in 40 minutes.


  1. First, preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Then, cut the tops off the bell peppers and scoop out the seeds and set the peppers aside
  3. After, in a large non-stick skillet heat the grape seed oil over medium heat
  4. Next, add the onions and garlic and cook while stirring occasionally
  5. When the onions and garlic are soft then add the ground meat or tofu
  6. If you are cooking with tofu, crumble the tofu into the pan, breaking it up with your fingers. If you are cooking with ground turkey or ground beef use a wooden spoon crumble the meat. Continue cooking for 2 minutes or until the thoroughly cooked.
  7. Lastly, season with cumin, salt and pepper
  8. Turn the heat down and mix in the tomato sauce and the rice or finely chopped cauliflower
  9. Finally, stuff the peppers with the mixture and place them in a casserole
  10. Also, top the stuffed peppers with grated cheese (optional) and place the pepper tops on the peppers
  11. Then, bake the stuffed peppers covered until the peppers are tender, approximately 30 minutes
  12. To finish, serve cooked peppers and garnish with the parsley


How to make stuffed peppers? This is an easy and deliciously nutritious meal that the entire family will love!


How to make stuffed peppers


Nutritional Information

Per serving: 327 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat); 6 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 84 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,017 IU vitamin A; 139 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 354 mg sodium; 805 mg potassium; Vitamin C (232% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv)

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