Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Sauce

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Lynn Socko

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@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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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Sauce

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.

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About Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Sauce

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy



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