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Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Try these scrumptious turkey stuffed sweet peppers that uses soy cheese to make it lactose intolerant friendly.


5 medium green peppers
1 large onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/4 pound extra lean ground turkey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 7-ounce package shredded Cheddar-flavored soy cheese
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1-1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon paprika


Cut peppers in half lengthwise and discard seeds. In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add turkey, cumin, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper; cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the soy cheese, tomatoes and bread crumbs. Spoon into pepper halves. Place in a 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and peppers are tender.

Note: Some breads or bread crumbs are made with milk. To ensure this recipe is lactose free, read the label or ask your baker.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 5 servings.
Serving size: 2 filled pepper halves
Calories: 323; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: trace; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 771mg; Carbohydrates: 20g; Protein: 40g; Fiber: 4g

Diabetic exchanges: 5 very lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat

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