Juicy Turkey and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Servings: 6

Total Time: 35 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

Stuffed peppers are a classic dish, and one that most cultures have their own version of. Though the ingredients will vary widely, it’s the technique that retains similarities. Many of the first vegetable cookbooks from hundreds of years ago have recipes for stuffed peppers as their main staple. It’s a very common dish and it’s delicious. It’s generally derived from Greek cuisine and is referred to as “gemista”. 

Stuffed peppers is a dish like no other: it’s great for lunch, dinner and supper. Stuffing is best baked inside red bell peppers, (capsicum), but can also be cooked in zucchini (courgettes) or yellow squash. They are very simple to make and an easy recipe to impress your family and friends.


  • 2 Cups Turkey Bolognese
  • 4 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Bell Peppers
  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese



Step 1

Start cooking delicious stuffed peppers, first heat the oven to 375 ° F, then place the grate in the middle of the oven.

Step 2

Cut 3 large bell peppers in half and remove all pits and cores. Place halved peppers, cut side up, in a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Step 3

Now take a large bowl and add 2 cups of boiled rice, 2 cups of turkey bolognese and 2 ounces of cream cheese, and mix thoroughly. Evenly divide the mixture between the peppers. Shred 4 ounces cheddar cheese if needed, then sprinkle over the peppers. Carefully pour 1 cup water into the baking dish, being careful not to get any water inside the peppers.

Step 4

Cover a large sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Spray the peppers with the spray side down and cover the baking dish tightly. Bake until the pepper is soft but mushy and the filling warms up, about 35 minutes.

Eating a bell pepper is like tasting a rainbow. Red peppers are naturally sweet, yellow peppers have a hint of citrus flavor and green peppers have a slight tanginess. Stuffed peppers are delicious and incredibly easy to cook. They’re also extremely versatile. These stuffed peppers will be the talk of your dinner party!

Stuffed Peppers

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