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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

This delicious ground turkey stuffed peppers recipe is a healthy alternative to traditional stuffed peppers. Bonus, this is a gluten-free stuffed peppers recipe. It’s truly one of my favorite ground turkey recipes!

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

I love stuffed peppers. I’ve prided myself on having the best stuffed peppers recipe in the world, but this recipe by my mom is a close runner-up.

I love this ground turkey stuffed peppers recipe because it’s no-fuss and always a hit with my family.

I made these ground turkey stuffed peppers in a cast iron skillet, but honestly, you can put them any old sort of pan that works for you.

I’ve gotta admit that I love how they look coming out of the oven in that pretty cast iron skillet, though!

I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like my stuffed peppers swimming in red sauce.

This recipe has just the right amount of sauce inside, and you can certainly add extra to the skillet or pan before you pop it into the oven.

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

In an effort to reduce the amount of red meat we consume, we’ve been eating a lot of ground turkey.

Ground turkey recipes offer a great way to reduce some of the fat in the dish, and frankly, I think my kids must prefer the taste of ground turkey to ground beef because these always go down the hatch without any complaints.

That’s saying a lot when it comes to my kids.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

This ground turkey stuffed peppers recipe is great because it’s so versatile.

If you would prefer ground beef, it’s an easy swap. You can also easily add more veggies to the mix or change the cheese.

You can lighten this recipe up even more by cutting back on the cheese or using a reduced fat cheese!

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

I hope you enjoy this ground turkey stuffed peppers recipe. You can print the recipe below!

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 6 large stuffed peppers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Healthy gluten-free turkey stuffed peppers are a wonderful addition to your dinner routine.


  • 6 large bell peppers, any color
  • 2 cups wild rice, cooked
  • 1 lb. 93% Lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 16 oz. jar crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your rice and set aside. You will need two cups of cooked rice.
  2. Cut off the tops of the peppers remove the seeds, trim the bottoms to help them sit flat in the skillet and rinse thoroughly. In a large pan boil the peppers for 5 minutes, remove from water and turn upside down onto a paper towel to dry.
  3. In a large skillet add the olive oil, garlic and onion, saute until tender. Add the turkey and brown until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, rice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until blended.
  5. Fill the peppers evenly with the mixture, place in a lightly greased 10 inch cast iron skillet, or baking dish of your choice. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and add the remaining cheese to the top of peppers and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 930mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 38g

I’ve also included a few ground beef recipes that could be swapped with turkey.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe - This no-fuss stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect easy family dinner recipe. If you prefer ground beef, it's an easy swap!

    86 Comments on “Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers”

  1. I’ve been making these stuffed peppers for over a year! They are so easy and delicious and a very impressive company meal! Recently I had some left over farro and thought I’d try it in place of the rice! Wonderful!! 

  2. Made these last night as meal prep for my lunch and wooooww , that was ONE DELICIOUS LUNCH ! 

    Our local Walmart I my had small/medium sized peppers so I bought extra and ended up filling 9 peppers with this one recipe which was amazing 

    Definitely going to be making this again ! Thanks for the recipe  :)

  3. I am a horrible cook, but this recipe was really simple and the finished product came out scrumptious!!

  4. Made the recipe with Cuban picadillo with turkey, brown rice and topped with cheddar cheese. Delicious.

  5. Completely loved this. Will certainly be on my rotation.

  6. It just looks amazing! Thanks for this website!

  7. Thanks for the great recipe!  These turned out perfect and are so delicious!

  8. What’s the calories in this stuffed pepper recip

  9. Can you make these the night before ?

  10. I made these tonight and they were great!! After reading remarks I used riced califlower in place of the rice. My husband thought they needed some more flavor so I will try green chillis or maybe packet from the rice but use califlower. Thanks for all the ideas and I will be making these again and again. 

  11. Very good and easy!!

  12. Thankful to have found this recipe ! have made it 3 X in the past month….each time doubled the filling recipe and just filled 6 more peppers a day or so later, so really have made it 6 times !! I use the Lundberg Wild Rice blend and it is fantastic. (sadly Costco has now made this product inactive so will have to find it elsewhere and pay more) And I just chopped up a can of whole tomatoes to leave little chunks :) I am looking for some variations on the recipe to change it up a wee bit. Saw the Mexican theme response and adding mushrooms !! great ideas. 

  13. This recipe is definitely a winner! It’s was the perfect season to try it as there is an abundance of bell peppers all nice and red in our garden as well as herbs! I used my own fresh herbs instead of dried Italian seasoning because of the time of year ( basil, oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, parsley) plus garlic from our garden. I had a small handful of mini portabella mushrooms that I chopped and sautéed with the onion and garlic, and steamed the peppers for 3 minutes! We would definitely make this again! 

  14. I have made this recipe at least 6 times now and is by far one of my favorite ground turkey recipes! It is so easy make and taste AMAZING! When I did Whole 30, I just subbed out the rice for cauliflower rice and took the cheese out. So much flavor, you can hardly tell.

  15. So good!! I use 2 boxes of the Rice-A-Roni Wild Rice and add a little extra water so that when I’m ready to add it to the turkey&veggies, there’s a little bit of the broth from the rice flavor packet to soak with the ground turkey. I also add half a jalapeño for a little kick

  16. This is the second time I made this stuffed pepper recipe. So good, I put in fresh spinach and mushrooms. Delicious! Freeze well.

  17. These were the best stuffed peppers I’ve ever had! I’ve tried other recipes and was always disappointed in the lack of flavor. These were amazing. Quick and easy, nutritious and the whole family loved them!

  18. Easy and delicious!

  19. I love making these! They’re so easy and delicious! 

  20. It was so delicious and super easy!

  21. Swapped quinoa for the rice and canned tomato sauce instead of crushed. It’s one of our favorite meals in our rotation!

  22. Hi! I love these and have made them numerous times for my family! Curious what the nutrition facts are for these? 

  23. Any chance there’s a nutrition chart for this recipe?

  24. Oh man so good! I am not even the biggest fan of stuffed peppers and I LOVED these. Also the stuffing is good on it’s own with some Ritz crackers too (not as healthy – but delish lol)

  25. Thank you! My family loved it!

  26. Made some changes that we really liked. One was just for convenience, we micro-waved the peppers instead of boiling them. We also eliminated the rice and added riced cauliflower that we found in the frozen section in the grocery store. Also, added sage, Worcestershire, and dash of cayenne pepper. Yummm!

  27. Absolutely loved this. Will definitely be on my rotation.

  28. Thank you for sharing this creation. My husband enjoyed the dish. There was an addition of green chili’s with the diced tomatoes that gave a zesty favor. Winner

  29. This turned out wonderful! I added a bit more basil and a pinch of dill. Thank you for the recipe.

  30. Can you make this ahead of time & freeze for later use ??

  31. Recipe was good but I used brown rice, black beans and some taco seasoning to flavor a

  32. Can I use white basmati rice instead of the wild rice?

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  34. This recipe is honestly amazing!

  35. Do you cook the rice before you put in the with the other ingredients?

  36. I love this recipe.  I microwaved peppers 3-5 minuets instead of boiling to soften them.  I added basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, as desired (1 tsp each) as I don’t stock Italian seasoning.  I drained the skillet after I poured in diced tomatoes as juice accumulated.  
    Works out great.  I also added 1/4 cup tomato sauce & chopped sautéed mushrooms to turkey mix.  We love mushrooms. I pour the rest of the sauce over peppers & bottom of cast iron skillet & sprinkled mushrooms around skillet.   Left over meat mixture my husband loves to just eat it.  So good.  

  37. I really struggle with making anything and this recipe was soooo easy and soooo delicious. My husband who normally cooks and is not easily impressed also loved it. My 1 year And 2 year old who is very picky loved it. Def will be making it again. Easy meal and a hit with everyone! 

  38. We’re eating this right now and it’s so delicious!!! My fiancé is not a fan of ground turkey, but he didn’t even notice! The only change I made was using Ragu instead of canned tomatoes since we’re both not a fan of actual tomoatoes. I can’t wait to make this again! 

  39. Just made this, absolutely delicious! ?

  40. Has anyone tried charting the peppers instead of boiling them?

  41. Drain the tomatoes ? Or add her liquid? 

  42. Great recipe and super easy!!
    Will make this again

  43. Loved the dish! Can I freeze the remaining turkey mixture?

  44. It was real yummy! I added a few more ingredients but thanks for the headstart! I haven’t had stuffed peppers in like almost 20yrs. My GF really enjoyed it! ?

  45. Delish!!! I don’t have a cast iron skillet so I just put them in my CorningWare baking dish and they came out great. Even hubby enjoyed it and he’s not a fan of turkey. Thanks for posting!

  46. Just made tonight with added diced zucchini and Italian seasoned tomatoes. Also a guyere/Swiss mix cheese and fresh Italian parsley! Red Peppers, that I did not boil first…came out amazing!!! I know I changed a bit, but the lovely root of the recipe was spot on…thank you!

  47. Do you happen to have any nutritional information for this recipe? So excited to try! I plan to make for dinner tonight.

  48. Great recipe! Super easy and delicious! I did add a few extra spices, the teaspoons didn’t seem like enough!

  49. Can’t wait to try this out tonight!!’ Looks delicious! 

  50. I made six peppers and there is still a lot of the mixture left. Do you think it would freeze well?

  51. It looks just delicious! Thank you for such a site!

  52. They look so yummy. I think even my kids would eat them. Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try this very soon.

  53. Thank you. Looks so yummy..

  54. I love anything made with ground turkey also I like to mix with ground beef I also like turkey bacon it is so much better.

  55. How many people would you say this serves?

  56. Made this last night and it was AMAZING!!!

  57. Made this but instead of using Italian Seasoning, I used taco seasoning and added an 11 oz can of corn, and it came out so so yummy! The peppers were super tender and I liked the sauciness of the dish. Very good!

    • that is a great idea….I have made this recipe 3 X in the past month as we loved it so much ! but actually wanted to check out the responses to see if anyone had tried something different so thanks !

  58. Excited to see how these come out! I ended up using garlic infused oil and taco seasoned turkey so I opted out the Italian seasoning. Mexican inspired. Fingers crossed! They’re in the oven right now :)

  59. Wow they look fantastic. I grow a lot , and I mean a lot of peppers and am always looking for new recipes. This one is a definite keeper.

  60. I don’t have a iron skillet. Can I put them in a glass pan?

  61. Nevermind… just saw that you don’t. Lol

  62. Do you have to use an iron skillet?

  63. Mae this tonight! I subbed Cheddar Jack for Sharp Cheddar, but it tasted amazimg!

  64. Honestly this dish is ridiculously good, I cooked it because it was something different and this might become one of my main dishes. My husband and I love it so much that this is our third time cooking it in one month,I highly recommend!!!!

  65. Cant wait to try these out for my family. What would make as a side dish? My husband always has to have a side dish! Lol

  66. Thank you! Made the recipe for my fiancé and got a very genuine “MMM!!!!” out of him on the first bite. ??

  67. Hi! Thanks for adding to Pinterest. I made this for dinner the other night. Would you mind if I borrowed one of your pics to put on my post about making these. I will link back to your blog and your Pin too! Thanks! xoxo, Ganeeban

  68. I am trying out the stuffed peppers!  They smell good haha  While they are baking I looked through your other recipes and I am excited to try them too!  Thank you from a very inexperienced woman trying to learn to cook.

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