Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ground turkey substitutes for beef nicely in these stuffed peppers that can serve as a light dinner, satisfying lunch or side dish. With less than 300 calories and 31 grams of protein this is one high-protein dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 15-ounce can Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 4 bell peppers, seeds and tops removed
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a skillet, cook turkey over medium-high heat until browned. Add brown rice and tomatoes and heat until slightly thickened. Divide mixture evenly between bell peppers and place in a square baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle cheese over the top and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Serves:  4 |  Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Per serving: Calories: 274; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 102mg; Sodium: 159mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 31g