Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

This is a great, healthy recipe I tried this week and I highly suggest it. I revised the recipe from Epicurious, adding some of my own ingredients. (P.S It’s a great way to get some red into your diet, click here to see what I am talking about 😉 )


  • 6 large (8-ounce) red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Cooked mixture of quinoa and lentils (boiled in vegetable stock and flavored with spices and vegetable bouillon)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg


1. Cut off top 1/2 inch of peppers and reserve. Scoop seeds from cavities. Discard stems and chop pepper tops.

2. Begin cooking quinoa and lentil mixture.

3. In a separate skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, parsley, garlic, and chopped pepper pieces. Sauté until onions soften, about 8 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.

4. Mix in quinoa and lentil mixture, paprika, salt, pepper, and allspice. Cool 10 minutes. Mix in 1/2 cup tomato sauce, then turkey and egg.

5. Fill pepper cavities with mixture. Stand filled peppers upright in a large pot. Pour remaining 2 cups tomato sauce around peppers. Bring sauce to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot and simmer 20 minutes. Spoon some sauce over each pepper and cover. Continue cooking until peppers are tender and filling is cooked through and firm, about 20 minutes.

6. Let cool and serve.


Has anyone made a good stuffed pepper recipe? What are some other good ingredients for stuffing a pepper?


9 responses to “Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

  1. Yummm, i’ve never tried this but my bf says that they are delicious. Must try asap!

  2. those look great- i’ve never tried them before:)

  3. I’ve made stuffed peppers before, but never cut them open like that. I love the presentation!

  4. ive never made a stuffed red pepper but they always look delicious like this one!!

  5. I love stuffed peppers, yours look delicious!

  6. Looks healthy and delicious. Love how there’s quinoa inside. This is a nice, healthy change from bread crumbs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I make something very similar to this, I love stuffed red peppers!!!! Jam packed with flavor and nutrients too!

  8. Glad I’ve found another blog to read! I’m a huge fan of stuffed peppers, they always remind me of my Grandma and her home cooking. I bet if I made these I’d just start eating the filling and it might not make it to the peppers 🙂

  9. I like black beans and looots of cheese in my stuffed peppers! =) hehe i’m going to make them as soon as peppers around here aren’t wrinkly!

    LOVE the kabobs! I sub salmon for chicken and dive right in! ❤

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