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Stuffed Green Peppers

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Stuffed Green Peppers

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes

These tasty stuffed peppers make a delicious and filling entree. Use brown rice to increase your whole grains.


  • 4 green pepper (large, washed)
  • 1 pound turkey, ground, 85% lean
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce, unsalted
  • ground black pepper (to taste)


1. Cut around the stem of the green peppers. Remove the seeds and the pulpy part of the peppers.

2. Wash, and then cook green peppers in boiling water for five minutes. Drain well.

3. In saucepan, brown turkey. Add rice, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce and black pepper.

4. Stuff each pepper with the mixture and place in casserole dish.

5. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the green peppers.

6. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Source: Michigan State University Extension, From Pyramid to the Plate: Healthy Eating by Timing, Combining, and Planning
Adopted from: Eating Right is Basic

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper, 1/4 of recipe (435g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 115
Total Fat N/A
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 24 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 217 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 115
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 4 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 2 mg
Cholesterol 21 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars 1 g
Protein 6 g
Calcium 24 mg
Potassium 217 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Copper 108 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 18 mg
Phosphorus 83 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamin A 22 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 34 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 42 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 21 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1 3/4 cups
1 3/4 ounces
Protein Foods
2 1/2 ounces

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