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 recipe

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes until softened.
  4. 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.
  5. Place the bell peppers in a baking dish and fill each pepper with the turkey and quinoa mixture.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the peppers are tender.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  9. 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
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