Stuffed Bell Peppers

On my post this week, I mentioned about eating colorful foods and mentioned that I was having stuffed bell peppers for dinner. You can read more about it here.

I have been wanting to make this recipe ever since my trip to Costco where I had an early surprise and saw Santa.

Here is the recipe. Hope you try it. I had plenty of leftovers and created a few meals from this batch.

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This recipe was adapted from a combination of cookbook and online recipes. You can work around this recipe and substitute the ingredients with whatever you have on hand.


  • 3 Bell Peppers
  • 1.25 lb (1 pack) lean ground turkey (or whichever meat you prefer)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups of frozen chopped spinach (defrost and drain before putting it in the mix) or any veggies you prefer.
  • 1 package taco seasoning (I used Bearitos brand)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce (I used Trajer Joe’s brand)
  • fresh ground pepper and sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Gold nuggets

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stuffed the bell peppers.  Place peppers in a non-stick pan and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

The cooking time might vary depending on the size of your peppers. You know when it’s done when the stuffing forms a crust and turns into a darker brown color.

Below are some of the pictures of the ingredients.

Ground turkey and taco seasoning

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Add salsa

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Add egg whites, eggs and onions

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Add brown rice

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Add marinara sauce, drained frozen spinach, fresh black pepper, sea salt and Garlic Gold.

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Garlic Gold sent me some samples of their products to try. For this recipe, I used the original Garlic Gold Nuggets but I’m sure any of the nuggets would be fine.

To substitute for the Garlic Gold nuggets,  you can use minced garlic to taste.

Garlic goodness. I love garlic and the aroma from the nuggets smelled really good.

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After you combine all ingredients, stuff the mix into the bell peppers. I slice the bell peppers in half because it’s easier to handle, good for portion control and quicker cooking time.

Line them up on a non-stick pan.

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Before going in the oven.

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After baking.

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I had extra meat stuffing so I put them on a muffin tin and made about 7 meat muffins or you can use the extra stuffing and bake as mini-meatloaf

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Are you planning to cook or bake this weekend? Want to share what you’re going to be making? I’m baking dessert this weekend for a family party.  I am a bit ambitious with this project to hopefully it will turn out well.


  1. Lea I am baking right now! I made my pumpkin bread last night and I am attempting at pumpkin muffins. I hope they turn out!

    Your stuffed peppers look so good — I’ve never made them with raw meat going into the oven. I usually brown that first. But it looks like it turned out wonderful!

  2. Hotchick says:

    Hi, I’ve been reading ur blog for about 2 weeks now and I love it! Something about it draws me in. Maybe it’s because I live in LA county and what’s local for u is local for me. I totally want to go Disneys Halloween. Do u go Knotts Scary or Shipwreck??

    • Hi Hotchick…love that name 🙂 Thank you very much for reading my blog and for letting me know. My favorite time at Disney is during Halloween and Christmas, the place is just oozing with festivity and I love all the decorations. Disney might have tix discount for SoCal residents, you should check it out.

      We are planning to go to Knott’s Scary Farm and also Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios this year, same as last year. I’ve been to Shipwreck before but I haven’t been back for awhile.

  3. Yum yum yum! I would house those bad larrys so fast. Please come cook them for me!

    • Hi Melissa, thanks for checking out my blog. Yeah, I’ll cook them for you if you have dessert to offer, lol 🙂 Btw, I’m going to forward your lazy philosophy post to some of my friends.

  4. girl i LOVE me some stuffed peppers! YUM! yours look awesome!

  5. Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes says:

    I did a little of both this weekend!!! Hope you had a great one.

  6. movesnmunchies says:

    YUM I have two big red peppers sitting in ma fridge at the moment… they won;t be there for long!


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