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Turkey Spinach Stuffed Bell Peppers

A flavorful healthy meal of turkey, spinach, and onions. The salsa is the key to keeping the turkey moist.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Yield: 8 people
Calories: 309kcal
Author: SweetOrdeal.com

Materials

  • 8 bell peppers, any color or mixed
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, chopped and divided
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 16-20 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 16 oz. chunky salsa
  • 5 oz. bag baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, (like jack/cheddar)
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise and clean out. Place in foil-lined large glass dish and lightly spray with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat some oil in Dutch oven over med-high heat. Add onion (save 1 tsp. minced onion for Greek yogurt), garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin until onion gets soft (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add turkey to onions breaking it up as it browns (about 5 minutes). Add salsa and half of spinach. Let spinach wilt and add second half. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in cooked rice.
  • Carefully fill peppers, cover with foil, and bake 20-25 minutes.
  • Prepare Greek yogurt by adding reserved minced onion and lemon juice.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese, and bake another 5-7 minutes uncovered.
  • Serve with avocado slices and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Notes

If you like your food spicy, consider adding more chili powder. Also, buy medium or hot salsa. 

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal