turkey stuffed peppers in white baking dish

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

These Turkey Stuffed Peppers are an easy, healthy dinner recipe that the family will love! Full of ground turkey, brown rice, salsa, cheese and extra veggies!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword stuffed peppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 384kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups mild tomato salsa
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup spinach frozen, thawed, drained and squeeze (or 1/2 cup fresh chopped)
  • 5 bell peppers halved, core in but seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup water


  • In a medium pan over medium-high heat, cook and stir ground turkey, salt, chili powder and pepper until browned.
  • Place turkey in a medium bowl and stir in rice, salsa, 1 cup cheese and spinach. (The filling can easily be made ahead -- see post for notes)
  • Place pepper halves in a 9x13" baking dish. 
  • Fill pepper halves with filling and divide remaining 1 cup cheese between peppers. Pour water in the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray a piece of foil with non stick spray and cover peppers.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until tender. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 minutes, broiling if desired, to brown cheese slightly.


*NOTE: one serving is two halves.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1119mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4625IU | Vitamin C: 153.9mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2.2mg