Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Sauce

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

I found these cute little peppers and had to create a recipe around them, this is what I came up with. This is a low carb version of stuffed manicotti.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I have been eyeing those little peppers in the produce section and now I know just what to do with them! We love this recipe and look forward to preparing it again. Next time we may try par-boiling the peppers as well.

Ingredients

SAUCE

2 lb
ground white turkey
5 clove
garlic, minced
1/2
sweet onion, chopped
2 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
mrs. dash tomato and basil
1 tsp
granulated onion
1 tsp
cracked black pepper
2 can(s)
(15oz) diced tomatoes w/oregano, basil and garlic, no salt added
4 oz
tomato paste, no salt added
2 c
fresh tomatoes
1 Tbsp
white sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

STUFFED PEPPERS

mini bell peppers
16 oz
light ricotta and/or greek yogurt
8 oz
provolone
6 oz
asiago or parmesan
1
egg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
These cute little peppers are great for this recipe, but any sweet pepper would work.
2
Place garlic, onion, turkey in soup pot with about 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook on low till almost done, add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and fresh diced tomatoes. Also add dry seasonings, sugar and lemon juice.Simmer 30-40 min. Taste and reseason if necessary. Add salt & pepper at this point.
NOTE: I like to put my fresh and canned tomatoes in the food processor and pulse them to remove some of the chunks.
3
NOTE: To reduce the fat and sodium, you can sub some or all of the ricotta with greek yogurt. Mix together ricotta, provolone and most of asaigo or parm and egg. (Reserve a little parm to garnish after cooking). Cut stems off of peppers and remove seeds. Stuff peppers.
4
Laddle a small amount of sauce in bottom of baking dish, lay peppers on top, then top with sauce. Bake 375° for about 35-45 min. till bubbly. Serve and garnish with grated asaigo or parm.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #cheesy, #SweetPeppers