High Protein Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
Looking for a wholesome and nutritious dinner idea? These high protein stuffed bell peppers are filled with a delectable mixture of lean ground turkey, fiber-rich quinoa, and a vibrant array of veggies. With a burst of flavors and protein in every bite, it’s a tasty and fulfilling dish that won’t disappoint.
High Protein Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients
- 4 bell peppers (any color), tops removed and seeds removed
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded cheese for topping (optional)
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
High Protein Stuffed Bell Peppers Instructions
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes until softened.
- Stir in the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
- Place the bell peppers in a baking dish and fill each pepper with the turkey and quinoa mixture.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the peppers are tender.
- If desired, remove the foil, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each pepper, and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro.
- Serve the high protein stuffed bell peppers hot and enjoy!
Macro Nutrient Breakdown (per serving):
- Protein: 28g
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Calories: 260
- Author: Chris
- User rating: 4.8 stars (of 6 reviews)
- Recipe name: High Protein Stuffed Bell Peppers