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.

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

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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!

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

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Author: Crissy Page
Servings: 6 large stuffed peppers
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your rice and set aside. You will need two cups of cooked rice.
  • 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.
  • In a large skillet add the olive oil, garlic and onion, saute until tender. Add the turkey and brown until thoroughly cooked.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, rice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until blended.
  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 930mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground turkey stuffed peppers, healthy stuffed peppers recipe, turkey stuffed peppers

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  1. Rebecca L Bradt says:

    Sorry that is Poblano peppers and cubanelle…auto correct!

  2. Rebecca L Bradt says:

    I made a unstuffed version using cubanelle and pompano peppers straps that I microwaved for very a couple of minutes. I also used 1 cup quinoa with just a out a quarter cup of rice. I layered strips of peppers on bottom then put stuffing mixture followed by another layer of pepper straps on top. Covered and cooked 30 – 40 minutes. Uncovered and topped with sharp white cheddar and baked another 5 minutes. DELISH !!!

  3. Janie Breit says:

    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!! 

  4. 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  :)

  5. Angelia Watts says:

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

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

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

    1. I added a packet of onion soup mix for flavor and turned out amazing

      1. Jessica Danley says:

        I only have 85% lean Turkey. Will that work with the recipe as is? Or will I need to do extra steps?

        Thank yoh

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

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

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

      1. I tracked the ingredients and portioned it out on my fitness pal and it worked pretty well! 

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