Usually with stuffed peppers I either use Italian sausage or ground sirloin. I’m becoming a big fan of ground turkey, and thought, how would this taste as the meat substitute in my stuffed peppers. So, I gave it a try, and I must say, it was very tasty! While I’m still a huge fan of spicy Italian sausage, I think the turkey will be a nice change up once in awhile for future meals.
Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan, with diced/sliced mushrooms, white onions, and a lot of minced garlic. Other ingredients used during this process – Extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and pepper. Once you’re able to break up the turkey, add a can of diced/sliced tomatoes. For this one I used a can that had some seasoning already added to it. I think it was garlic basil, and then let it simmer on low heat.
While the turkey is simmering, you can prepare the peppers. You can use any color your heart desires. I went with red this time. Cored the peppers, then removed any left over seeds, and spine.
Once you’re done doing that, the turkey should be ready, and you can begin scooping it up and filling in the peppers. When you have the peppers all stuffed I like to add a top layer of mozzarella cheese. You can now place these in a pan suitable for however many you decide to make.
Get your oven preheated to 400 degrees, and place the peppers in the center. I let these ones bake for about 20 minutes. I like when the cheese reminds of the cheese off a pizza. That’s when I know they’re done.
Last step is to enjoy. Sorry there is no picture of a pepper on a plate looking good. I was distracted by how good they were, I forgot to take a picture. =)