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Small Batch Stuffed 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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
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 1 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