Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers

This easy to make stuffed bell peppers recipe features peppers filled with lean ground turkey, tomatoes, spinach, and cheese. Hearty, healthy, and incredibly delicious! This small batch recipe is ideal if you’re cooking for one or two people.

This easy to make stuffed bell peppers recipe features peppers filled with lean ground turkey, tomatoes, spinach, and cheese. Hearty, healthy, and incredibly delicious! This small batch recipe is ideal if you're cooking for one or two people. | One Dish Kitchen

When I was first learning to cook, one of the first dishes I learned how to make were stuffed bell peppers. Stuffed peppers taste great and stuffed bell peppers are an easy and inexpensive dish to make.

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This Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe is more of a small batch recipe, rather than a “for one” recipe. The point is that it’s a scaled down recipe from the large batch stuffed peppers recipe I made for many years.

I use four green peppers and if you are cooking for one, you will most likely have some leftover and that’s okay. This easy recipe is also perfect if you’re cooking for two people. Add a side of pasta, or maybe a salad and you’ve got a wonderful meal.

In this recipe I use ground turkey to keep this meal on the lighter side, but you could use ground beef instead.

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This stuffed bell peppers recipe is low-carb and low in calories and only uses ten ingredients! The filling itself is absolutely delicious on it’s own but once it’s stuffed into the peppers – perfection!

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Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: peppers
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3/4 pounds ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups spinach , loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Cut off top 1/2-inch of peppers. Scoop seeds from cavities. Discard tops.
  • Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Immerse peppers into boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove peppers from the hot water and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle insides with a pinch of salt and invert on the paper towels to drain well.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 10-inch skillet. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook until browned. Stir in the basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes along with their juices. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Fill pepper cavities with ground turkey mixture. Stand peppers in greased baking dish.
  • Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 1461mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4350IU | Vitamin C: 224.9mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 6.4mg
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15 thoughts on “Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers”

  1. Hi Joannie, what is the calorie count for this pepper? I wanted to add it to one of my healthy nutrition apps, but I didn’t have a clue. Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. These look fantastic!! Beautiful, really! And they sound tasty as well 🙂 I’m not generally a fan of stuffed peppers, but these look so good that I might be willing to change my mind!

    1. Thank you, Amanda. They are so easy to make and the filling is full of so much flavor. I hope you give them a try, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised 🙂

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