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Pot o' Gold Stuffed Peppers

Bright, golden stuffed peppers brim with whole grain brown rice, lean turkey, and kid-friendly spices for a healthy and festive dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 305kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tbls. olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut the tops off the bell peppers, scoop out the seeds, and stand them up in a baking dish.
  • Place the peppers in the oven (empty) for twenty minutes while you prepare the filling.
  • While the peppers are softening in the oven, heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, then saute the red onion for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Add the ground turkey, garlic, spices, and salt, and saute, stirring frequently, until the turkey is no longer pink, about ten minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, and cook a few more minutes to blend flavors.
  • Stir in the rice.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven, and spoon the turkey and rice mixture inside until they're filled to the top.
  • Return the peppers to the oven, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the peppers again, sprinkle cheddar evenly on top of the peppers, then return to the oven once more, for 10 minutes.
  • Tuck the scallions into the peppers (if using) to look like handles on your Pot O' Gold. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 381mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g