Healthy Quinoa and Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

A healthy twist on stuffed peppers! I served these with mashed cauliflower - yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine quinoa and chicken stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15-17 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the tops off of the bell peppers, remove the seeds and set aside in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Chop the tops of the peppers (will add to the meat mixture later).
  4. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large sauce pan and saute the garlic.
  5. Add chopped onions and peppers. Saute 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the ground turkey, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook until the meat is browned.
  7. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed (5 minutes).
  8. Add the cooked quinoa to the meat mixture. Stir thoroughly.
  9. Fill each pepper with the mixture. Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  10. After 25 minutes, top each pepper with italian cheese. Cook five more minutes (cheese will melt and begin to brown).
  11. Serve immediately :) Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Good - easy - delicious recipe! I highly recommend steaming the peppers before you stuff them. Also I added goat cheese to the center of mine and it was fantastic. Next time I make them, I will either omit or reduce the worcestershire sauce.

Robin T. August 27, 2014

Delicious and simple! Used Italian turkey sausage to add a little heat. Will definitely be making this again and again.

mlshavlin September 21, 2012

This tastes great! I have one question though. One on the directions states: "Add chopped onions and peppers. Saute 2-3 minutes." The only peppers listed are the 6 that will be stuffed. Do you sauté the peppers in the "large sauce pan"? Ain't much room for those. LOL I plan on making it again. Will have to cook the peppers more.

msnpmdmmd October 07, 2015