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Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

My Italian stuffed peppers recipe stuffs succulent green bell peppers with ground meat and traditional Italian ingredients - fresh Parmesan, basil, tomatoes and more.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, stuffed peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 328kcal


  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped basil + extra for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese + extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend


  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add olive oil. Heat. Add onion and jalapeno peppers. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and cook about a minute.
  • Add turkey and break apart. Mix and cook about 8 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through.
  • Add tomato, stewed tomatoes, basil and Italian seasonings. Stir and reduce heat to low. Simmer for at least 10 minutes, but 30 minutes or more is better. Lets those flavors develop, baby!
  • While sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Chop off tops of the green peppers and scoop out the insides. Boil the peppers 3-5 minutes to soften. Remove and drain.
  • Add 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese to the meat mixture and stir. Stuff each pepper with the stuffing mixture.
  • Bake the peppers on a lightly oiled baking sheet at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove, cool slightly, and top with extra basil and Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 119.9mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3.2mg