Lindsey's Stuffed Red Bell Peppers Recipe Video

A healthy, diabetes-friendly stuffed pepper recipe using lean ground turkey and spices. Chef Lindsey Singleton developed this recipe for DiabetesEveryDay, and it's the featured dish in the weekly menu beginning September 26th, 2011


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Red bell pepper4
 Lean ground turkey10 Ounce
 Brown rice2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Yellow onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
 Parsley1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Oregano1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped
 Tomato paste2 Ounce
 Ground cumin2 Teaspoon
 Cayenne pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1 Pinch
 Vegetable stock/Water2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 571 Calories from Fat 110

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.4%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50 mg

Sodium 549.8 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.4%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 23 g46.4%

Vitamin A 106.5% Vitamin C 297.7%

Calcium 18.9% Iron 38.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Chop the top of the bell pepper and core the seeds and white membrane.
3. In a large bowl, mix together lean ground turkey, brown rice, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, tomato paste, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.

4. Stuff the rice mixture into the bell peppers and place in a baking dish with the top side facing up.
5. Now fill the baking dish with the vegetable stock or water.
6. Cover the dish with an aluminum foil and seal the edges by folding.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.

8. Serve individual stuffed bell pepper for single serving size with salad.