Unstuffed Peppers

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Unstuffed Peppers

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If you love the flavors of traditional stuffed peppers but dread the time and effort it takes to make them, you’re going to love my Unstuffed Peppers recipe. This dish is a deconstructed take on the classic, featuring sautéed bell peppers, onions, riced cauliflower, and seasoned ground turkey topped with melty cheddar cheese. It’s incredibly easy to make and packed with veggies, yet it doesn’t taste like a healthy dish at all.  Even my picky 10 year old loves it.

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One of the best parts about this recipe is how it simplifies the cooking process. Traditional stuffed peppers require hollowing out the peppers, carefully stuffing them with a filling, and then baking them. This can be time-consuming and tricky to get just right. With Unstuffed Peppers, you get all the delicious flavors and textures in half the time. Everything is cooked together in one pan, making it a perfect option for a quick weeknight dinner.

Ingredients for Unstuffed Peppers

  • 1TBSP olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1TBSP minced garlic
  • 1.5TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 16.5 oz bag frozen riced cauliflower 
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes 
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar for top

Optional toppings: 

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • cilantro

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I love using two different colors of bell peppers to ensure a vibrant, colorful dish. The combination of green, red, yellow, or orange peppers not only adds visual appeal but also a variety of flavors. The riced cauliflower blends seamlessly with the ground turkey, providing a nutritious base that soaks up all the savory seasonings. And let’s not forget the cheddar cheese, which melts beautifully over the top, adding a rich, comforting finish to the dish.

Instructions

  • Start out by dicing the peppers and onions. I love using my chopper for this step.

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  • Heat pan over medium heat
  • Add oil

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  • Sauté the vegetables and ground turkey together in the olive oil.
  • Crumble the turkey as it cooks

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  • Add spices
  • While that is cooking microwave the cauliflower in its bag for 4 mins

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  • Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce then stir
  • Stir in the cauliflower

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  • Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 5-7 minutes)
  • Top with cheese
  • Broil on high for 2-3 minutes
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Unstuffed Peppers is proof that you can enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal that’s both easy to prepare and good for you. Give it a try, and you’ll see why it’s become a favorite In Jamie’s Kitchen!

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Unstuffed Peppers

Unstuffed Peppers

A deconstructed take on a classic dish featuring sautéed bell peppers, onions, cauliflower rice, and seasoned ground turkey topped with melty cheddar cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1.5 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 16.5 oz bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar for top

Optional toppings:

  • plain Greek yogurt
  • cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Sauté the vegetables and ground turkey together in the olive oil over medium heat
  • Add spices
  • While that is cooking microwave the cauliflower in its bag for 4 mins
  • Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce then stir
  • Stir in the cauliflower
  • Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 5-7 minutes)
  • Top with cheese
  • Broil on high for 2-3 minutes

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2 Comments

  1. Penny

    Would rice work instead if cauliflower, especially if I don’t have riced cauliflower on hand?

    Reply
    • Jamie

      Yes. I have used microwave rice before and it worked well. It needs to be cooked rice.

      Reply

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