Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

February 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for an Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers. These are made using Bell Peppers, JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Zucchini, Roma Tomatoes, Red Pepper Flakes, Long Grain and Wild Rice, and Grated Pepper Jack Cheese. This one is sure to heat up these cold Winter’s Nights! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Time for a flavorful update to your go-to stuffed pepper recipe with Italian seasoned ground turkey, pepper jack cheese, Roma tomatoes and zucchini.

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients
6 – bell peppers, any color
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, finely diced
2 – cloves garlic, chopped
1 – medium zucchini, finely diced
4 – Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
red pepper flakes, if desired
salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1 – cup cooked long-grain and wild rice
1 ½ – cups grated pepper jack cheese, divided

Directions
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Cut tops off peppers. Remove and discard stems. Finely chop tops; set aside. Scoop out seeds and membrane. Place peppers cut side up in baking dish just large enough to hold them upright.
3) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14-16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove ground turkey from skillet and set aside.
4) Wipe out skillet and add olive oil. Add onions, chopped peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until soften. Add garlic, zucchini and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes and salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook until heated through. Stir in ground turkey, rice and 1 cup cheese.
5) Fill peppers with rice mixture and top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition
Calories – 240
Protein – 24g
Carbohydrates – 16g
Fiber – 2g
Sugars – 5g
Fat – 8g
Cholesterol – 60mg
Sodium – 630mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/italian-ground-turkey-stuffed-peppers/

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