Turkey-Thyme Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Turkey-Thyme Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Chloe, my 3-year-old, is a big fan of these healthy peppers, which have a great thyme flavor. She likes to help mix the ingredients and make meals with me. —Jennifer Kent, Media, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 medium sweet yellow or orange peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed pepper halves: 423 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles. Add garlic and seasonings; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, rice and bread crumbs.
  2. Cut sweet peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Arrange pepper halves in a 13x9-in. microwave-safe dish; fill with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave, covered, on high for 7-9 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a full-size 1,100-watt microwave. If your microwave does not accommodate a 13x9-in. dish, microwave stuffed peppers, half at a time, in an 8-in.-square dish for 6-8 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender.
Originally published as Turkey-Thyme Stuffed Peppers in Taste of Home November 2014, p32

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LindaEC User ID: 5991685 214812
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Easy and delicious. I left out the onions and used feta instead of mozzarella. Yum!"

tlschmer User ID: 6965939 195225
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"I made these tonight for dinner and my family loved them. I did not have any ground turkey so I used the ground beef."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 195492
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"This recipe is easy and delicious. It is now my go-to stuffed pepper recipe."

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