Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Number of Servings: 5 (576 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Spicy Stuffed Peppers

When we say spicy to describe this entree, we mean it in the sense of “full of flavor,” not “hot.” If you like things hot, kick it up a notch with a little jalapeno or by choosing a hot salsa over a mild. Easy to tweak to your tastes, this south-of-the-border gem will set your tongue dancing.


  • 5 bell peppers, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2½ lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ cup part-skim cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, and remove the white pithy ribs along with the seeds and stems.
  3. Spray baking dish with olive oil spray and arrange peppers in the dish.
  4. Spray a large non-stick skillet with the olive oil spray. Saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until it starts to brown. If the onions and garlic start to stick, add a splash of water or broth to deglaze the pan.
  5. Add the ground turkey to the pan, cooking until lightly browned and breaking it up as it cooks. Stir in the black pepper, chili powder, cumin, and coriander.
  6. Next add the salsa, the quinoa and the rice, heat through. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped spinach.
  7. Pack the turkey mixture into the pepper halves so that it’s heaping, about a cup (see pictures). Sprinkle the tops with the cheddar cheese and bake about 40 minutes or until the peppers are tender. Serve immediately.

Modify for the Grill: Wrap the stuffed pepper halves in lightly oiled tinfoil and cook covered on the grill over medium heat until the peppers are tender (30-40 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container

Serving Size 576 g

Amount per serving
Calories 545
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 153mg 52%
Sodium 1040mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 23g
Protein 57g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 165.3mg 15%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Potassium 1445mg 30%
Vitamin A 122.8mcg 15%
Vitamin C 226.6mg 250%
Vitamin E 4.4mg 25%
Vitamin K 72.6mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 45%
Niacin 23.9mg 150%
Vitamin B6 1.6mg 90%
Folate 103.4mcg 26%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 40%
Biotin 5.4mcg 15%
Chloride 110.2mg 4%
Pantothenate 2.6mg 60%
Phosphorus 663.5mg 50%
Iodine 0.7mcg 0%
Magnesium 144.3mg 35%
Zinc 6.7mg 60%
Selenium 64.8mcg 120%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 7.7mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


93% Ground Turkey, Yellow Bell Pepper, Salsa (tomatoes, Onions, Peppers, Lime Juice, Salt, And Spices And Potassium Sorbide), Cooked Brown Rice (water, Brown Rice), Quinoa, Onion, Spinach, Lowfat Cheddar Cheese (milk, Cultures, Enzymes, Salt), Garlic, Chili Powder, Cumin, Black Pepper, Coriander.

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