Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

For me, stuffed peppers are a great comfort food. I like to put a spin on the traditional recipe and add in more nutrients! By substituting quinoa for white rice and ground turkey for beef, you get a nutrient dense meal with the same comforting flavors 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Dry Quinoa
  • 1.5 lbs. Lean Ground Turkey
  • 3 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce (16 oz)
  • 1 Can Tomato Soup (10 oz)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 Small Onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add in quinoa then reduce heat, and continue to cook for about 12 minutes (or until all liquid is absorbed). Allow quinoa to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare the peppers by cutting in half and removing all seeds. IMG_3890
  3. Prepare the sauce by mixing diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato soup in a large bowl. Add garlic, onion, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix cooked quinoa with the ground turkey and 1/4 of the sauce. Save the remaining sauce to top the peppers with. IMG_3889
  5. Scoop the meat/quinoa mixture evenly onto the pepper halves.
  6. Spread a thin layer of sauce into the bottom of a 9″x13″ baking pan. Distribute the stuffed peppers evenly onto the pan and top with remaining sauce.
  7. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours. IMG_3896

Enjoy!

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