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Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Author: Whitney Carlson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (preferably ground turkey breast or 97/3%)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 c chopped scallion
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp clean jarred tomato sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut bell peppers in half, discarding the seeds.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, cooked quinoa, egg whites, scallion, and seasonings plus 1 tbsp of tomato sauce. Mix well.
  3. Stuff each pepper half with the mixture. Top with remaining tomato sauce. Bake for 45 minutes and serve.


  • 1 serving is 2 pepper halves
  • Add some additional spices - possibly some cayenne pepper to add some spice and flavor. You can also try a clean Arrabiata sauce for more of a kick instead of regular tomato sauce!
  • Reader Recipe of the Month, Cara Cole-Mahon, Oxygen Magazine, May 2012