Lazy girl stuffed peppers! This simpler version of stuffed peppers takes only 30 minutes to make, and is great for healthy meal prep. Filled with ground turkey, tomatoes, and brown rice.
When we first started renovating our house there was absolutely no way we could cook in it. Why? Dust. Everywhere.
My mother-in-law was kind enough to bring us dinner one night, and this recipe is inspried by that meal. She said she had planned on making stuffed peppers, but ran out of time, and just threw everything together in a skillet instead. And I just so happen to prefer it this way. Thanks Barb! I like stuffed peppers, but I’ve always found them awkward to eat. Am I right? Un-stuffed peppers have all the delicious flavor of the regular version, but are much easier!
They’re also very healthy, using minimal ingredients such as ground turkey, brown rice, tomotoes, and seasoning. I love making this dish on Sunday and eating it for lunch throughout the week. It’s got the perfect mix of good carbs and protein to keep me satisfied. If you use instant rice like I do, this meal is start to finish in only 30 minutes, making it great for weeknights too!
- Brown your ground turkey in olive oil.
- Dice up your peppers and onion and mince your garlic.
- Throw them in the skillet with your tomato sauce, tomatoes, and all your seasonings.
- Then cover with a lid and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Cook your brown rice and add it to the skillet when your 20 minutes is up, stirring to combine.
- Serve in a bowl with some chopped parsley and shredded parmesan!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 3 green bell peppers
- ½ yellow onion
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (I get the italian seasoning one, but regular is fine!)
- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- ½ tbsp oregano
- ½ tbsp basil
- 1½ cups uncooked brown rice (I use minute rice)
- Chopped fresh parsley and shredded parmesan to garnish (optional)
- Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add your ground turkey to the skillet and brown it for a few minutes. It won't be fully cooked, but it will finish cooking later.
- Next, dice up your green peppers and onion and mince your garlic.
- Add them to the skillet with your salt and pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, and basil.
- Turn the heat up to high and when it starts to bubble, put the lid on, and turn the heat to medium low. Let it cook for 20 minutes.
- While it's cooking, make your brown rice to package instructions.
- When your 20 minutes is up, add your rice to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Serve in a bowl with chopped parsley and parmesan.