Slow Cooker Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I created this as a healthier alternative to traditional stuffed peppers. I work 12-hour shifts as a nurse, so I often rely on the slow cooker for feeding my family. —Mandy Pemberton, Denham Springs, Louisiana


  • 2 medium sweet yellow or orange peppers
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cut tops from peppers and remove seeds. Finely chop enough tops to measure 1 cup for filling.
  2. In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and reserved chopped peppers over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain.
  3. Stir in zucchini; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add rice, 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce, Creole seasoning and pepper.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce onto the bottom of a greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Fill peppers with turkey mixture; place over sauce. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over peppers; sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pepper: 290 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.