Paleo Turkey Stuffed Peppers
This recipe for paleo turkey stuffed peppers is on of the more popular healthy recipes here at The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. It’s also one of my family’s go-to quick paleo meals during the week.
My husband and I have recently started to eat Paleo. Don’t know what Paleo is? Basically: eat what a caveman would eat, but these days it’s a little more gourmet. If you can grow it or kill it – you’re good. I made these Paleo Turkey Stuffed Peppers tonight for dinner and they were delicious. Plus they’re super quick! Talk about an easy recipe and a low calorie dinner when you don’t have much time to cook.
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These delicious peppers stuffed with turkey and a homemade marinara and veggies have been a hit, I think it’s time I add some more don’t you think? If you have any paleo recipe ideas you would like to see, mention them in the comments.
Paleo Turkey Stuffed Peppers
This is the first version of the stuffed pepper recipe, I call it the easy version. It uses organic marinara sauce (you’ll have to read the label to see if it’s paleo or not). A completely made from scratch paleo stuffed pepper recipe can be found below on the recipe card.
- 1lb ground turkey
- 2 cups organic marinara sauce (I used Catelli Organics)
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 cups spinach
- 3 red bell peppers
Pre-heat to 450
Cook up the ground turkey and add marinara and spices. Let simmer for the flavors to incorporate. In the meantime, take the tops off the peppers, slice them in half and de-seed them.
Add spinach to turkey mixture and stir until wilted.
Distribute the turkey evenly to the halved red peppers and bake for 25 minutes.
*Update August 2015: I finally made the paleo turkey stuffed peppers completely from scratch and wanted to share what I did. Here is a printable recipe for you:
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Paleo Stuffed Peppers
Paleo Turkey Stuffed Peppers
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 3 cups spinach
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp chopped basil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 red bell peppers
- Sauté the ground turkey, in olive oil, until cooked over medium heat. Add the spinach and stir until wilted.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, except for peppers, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Cut the tops off of each pepper and remove the seeds and stems. Slice each pepper in half, down the middle.
- Lay the peppers down on a baking sheet and spoon the turkey mixture into each half.
- Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes.
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Made this recipe with ground moose instead of turkey and added mushrooms and it was Awesome!!!!
What a great addition Gregg! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
This recipe is one of my favorite paleo recipes! So easy to make up after a long day of working and the leftovers tasted great for lunches too! I shared the recipe with my family and told them they have to make it! You won’t be disappointed!
Thank you Sara for sharing! It’s a really good one and it’s so simple too 🙂
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I have a question, I am only cooking for one. Would these freeze well? They look so yummy.
Honestly, I’m not 100% sure as I haven’t tried that. The sauce should but I’m not sure about the peppers. Sorry!
Thanks, I could probably do the sauce then, and freeze what I don’t use…
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I love making stuffed peppers and this looks so good! Thanks for sharing!
Cook these tonight and they were absolutely delicious. Eating Paleo is easier than I thought. Everybody should definitely give these a try!!
I`m thrilled you like them Brandi! Paleo I think is just an intimidating term. It`s basically eat clean and nothing processed.
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These are good. Just wanted to add that there are a little more restrictions to the paleo diet than you mentioned. Like no grains and no legumes. Which means no beans or corn.
Yes I’m aware of those as well, I’m not strict paleo 😉
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Looks delicious! I plan to make this tonight for my family and a friends family. I am wondering what temp to cook the peppers at and whether they will get nice and soft? Thanks!
I think I usually do 350 or 375. They’re usually good for 20 minutes I believe. Sorry I typing this on my phone and I’m trying to go off of memory.
yummy these looks so delish thanks for sharing the recipe … i love peppers i will be making these for sure 🙂
Love that these use turkey! I like it as a ground meat.
We’re thinking about going more Paleo, and these stuffed peppers look like a yummy way to start! I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!
This looks delicious. I love that you can swap out with other ingredients. Thank you for sharing this recipe on #HomeMattersParty!
These peppers look so tasty! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Do you have the calorie information for each half?
If memory serves me right it’s 191? If you copy the url into my fitness pal it will calculate it for you. Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8IOX4WPicg
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THIS IS THE BEST STUFFED PEPPERS EVER! this is the first time making a comment on recipe but I just had too!! My kids loved this dinner….they even asked for seconds! Thank goodness I doubled it! Thank you so much for sharing
AHHHHHH!!!! Thank you Megan! You made my night 😀 I’m thrilled you like them!
Made these tonight. Easy and delicious! Totally Whole30 approved if you use Muir Glen crushed tomatoes. Thank you!
Thanks for letting me know Jocelyn! I’m so happy you liked them 🙂
I made these tonight and they turned out incredible! I can’t wait to make them again, thanks for the healthy recipes.
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Mike your comment made my week! Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
Just made this dinner tonight for my husband and me – it was so quick and easy! So good as well! Thanks for this, we loved it!
Thanks for leaving a review Clare 🙂 So happy you liked it!
These are delicious! I have made them several times and they’re always a big hit! I was wondering if it’s okay to substitute ground beef for the turkey?
Yes! I have done that lots and they still taste fantastic!
So I’ve made these peppers so many times! I love the recipe! I’m just not clear on the serving size. It says 6 servings, but then it says serving size 1 gram. Is that to mean 1 pepper half? One of 6 servings? Tried to figure out calories on my own based on the ingredients. It seems like a serving would be 2 halves. Could you clarify? Thanks!!
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