Cassie's Stuffed Green Peppers

cassie thornburg


This recipe is one of my own creations. I think it is a more healthy take on the stuffed bell peppers my mom used to make when I was young. She used Minute Rice, Tomato Sauce and ground beef......which is all fine and well when you're a kid. But as an adult I'd like a little more interesting flavors in my stuffed peppers. So one I night I created this and I think it is delicious. So does Lee! My recipe calls for brown rice but tonight I cheated and used Trader Joes frozen brown rice medley ( it has brown rice, red rice and black barley! - SO nutty and chewy and yummy). The Trader Joes' rice cooks in just a few minutes, so I followed the directions and then sprinkled with a few shakes of onion powder.



★★★★★ 2 votes

35 Min
25 Min


  • 2 c
    cooked brown rice (or trader joes rice medley)
  • ·
    onion bouillon (to cook the rice in - you can also just use water for the rice if you don't have any of this)
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey (you can also use ground beef)
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2
    zucchini, grated
  • 1 pkg
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large
    can diced tomatoes
  • 4 large
    green bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, grated
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Cassie's Stuffed Green Peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and set a large pot of water on the boil
  2. Cook rice with bouillon (or use cooked Trader Joes rice)
  3. Brown turkey and season with salt and pepper, poultry seasoning and Italian seasoning. Mix rice and turkey in a large bowl.
  4. Saute garlic, onion, parsley, and mushrooms until cooked and tender, about 10 minutes. Add to bowl with turkey mixture.
  5. Add zucchini and tomatoes into turkey mixture, and about 1 cup cheese.
  6. Clean the peppers, and cut off tops (reserve for another use). Boil in water for just 2 minutes each. Put a layer of turkey mixture on bottom of dish to balance peppers. Place peppers into dish and stuff with turkey mixture. Put MORE cheese on top of each pepper and bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until hot.

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About Cassie's Stuffed Green Peppers

Course/Dish: Turkey
Other Tag: Healthy

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