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Simple Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers have never been so easy to make! Ready in about 25 minutes! These peppers are so healthy and flavorful! Gluten free, low fat, paleo and Whole30 options. Perfect weeknight dinner recipe!
1/4-1/2cupcheddar cheese - or So Delicious Dairy Free Cheese
, Preheat oven to 425F.(If you already have the rice and turkey from meal prep, go right to step 4.)
Start the rice in a saucepan by combining the rice with the water. Start over medium high heat, once boiling, stir rice, reduce the heat to low and cook covered for 15-20 more minutes.
While the rice is cooking, place a large skillet over medium heat. Spray the pan with coconut oil or other nonstick spray and add ground turkey. Break apart the ground turkey and let cook for 3-4 minutes. Continue to move the turkey around and break it up. Cook until no longer pink *about 3-4 more minutes). Reduce heat to low and add salsa and cumin. Stir and cook 5 more minutes.
Add water to the pot with the steamer basket and allow to come to simmer over medium heat. Place a lid over the pot to trap the steam.
While turkey is cooking, remove the stem from the peppers. Clean out the ribs and seeds with your hands (or run under cold water). Place peppers in the steamer as described above.
Steam until peppers soften, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove the peppers carefully from the steamer. Use a large slotted spoon and be careful, things are hot! Allow to cool for 5 minutes while zucchini is cooking.
While peppers are steaming, cut zucchini into small cubes. Add the ground turkey to the rice mixture. Place the zucchini to the large skillet the turkey was in, and saute zucchini for 5 minutes over medium high heat. Be sure to add some nonstick spray to the skillet before you add the zucchini.
Once zucchini is done, add it to the turkey and rice mixture, add a pinch of salt and stir everything together. Taste and add additional cumin, salt or salsa.
Spoon the mixture into the slightly cooled peppers. Stack peppers upright in a casserole dish. Add cheese (optional) and bake at 425F for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve
Note that if you already had the rice and turkey ready, the cooking time is reduce to about 20 - 25 minutes.