Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Hey you guys!

Happy mid-week to you :) I could totally have used that mojo yesterday. Everything at work went super crappy, and I felt like I was in a sour mood all day. Lame. (And it even started of great with a super-tough Spin class + 2 mile run and protein French toast!)

But, then I went and taught BodyPUMP after work and everything was better. Seriously–fitness is my drug of choice, forever and always. It just makes ME feel SO much better about everything-stress, life, etc.

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So, do you all think I don’t cook? Well, you could be right. 😉 Some nights I just eat a panini, salad, or smoothie and my husband eats hot dogs or frozen burritos.

Yes, this is the truth. Please don’t judge.

Right now, neither of us has any desire to make fancy meals after long days at work. I am too tired/shot by the end of the day (work + training + teaching) to really dream up fancy things, so the majority of meals and recipes you’ll see around here are quick, tasty, healthy, and EASY.

For yesterday’s dinner I was inspired by my sister (thank you!), and decided to throw something together. Guess what? It turned out mighty fine.

Delicious, healthy, easy. Bring it.

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 cup lentils (dry)
  • 4 Sun-dried Tomato Laughing Cow cheese wedges
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 1 Tb garlic
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 Tb Swiss herb seasoning (or any herb seasoning)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack cheese

Directions

  • Cook chopped onions, garlic in the olive oil until onions turn translucent.
  • Add in lean ground turkey. Cook until almost done.
  • At that point, add in salsa, seasoning, and salt.
  • Cook lentils on stovetop as directed.
  • Meanwhile, chop bell pepper so that there is an open part on top (I did mine sideways-so that works too!)
  • Right when lentils are done, add the cheese wedges to the turkey mixture and stir well.
  • Drain the lentils, and add the lentils to the turkey/cheese mixture.
  • Once the oven is preheated (325), fill each bell pepper with the turkey/lentil/cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, and then add 1 slice Pepper Jack cheese to each pepper. Bake for 5 minutes more.

And dinner is served.

These were delicious!

Seriously, I bet you have all the ingredients on hand and could totally make these tonight!

Filling, healthy (and super high in protein), and really easy. You guys know me, this is how I roll in the kitchen. 😉

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I am off to do some serious running, then work, and after work-teach BodyPUMP.

Have a GREAT day!

What is a healthy meal YOU’ve eaten lately?? Do YOU love bell peppers?? Any of YOU made lentils lately??

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Comments

  1. This does look easy and tasty!! I haven’t made lentils since jambalaya but I still have some leftover!

  2. Danielle D. says:

    Thank you for the delicious recipe and I cannot wait to try it! I don’t know how you keep going strong each and every single day – you are an inspiration to many people!

  3. ohhh this looks great! i’ve made turkey stuffed peppers before in my slow cooker but they were a bit different then these, i’m really loving the ingredients in this one so i think i’ll need to try them!! love it!! I’ve been trying out different ingredients lately and lentils were on the list…we made lentil tacos a couple of weeks ago :)

  4. i LOVE turkey stuffed bell peppers. i’ve seen so many different variations of recipes for them! this one looks awesome – i love the addition of the laughing cow cheese wedges and the lentils. for an easy and healthy meal lately, we’ve been grilling a lot of chicken, fish, and veggies. it’s so easy and delicious!

  5. This looks great! I love lentils – such a great way to boost your fiber intake for the day!

  6. I can’t remember the last time I made stuffed peppers – they’re so yummy!

    I think they may go in next week’s dinner plan :-)

  7. Danielle says:

    OMG this recipe looks amazing and is making me hungry – and I just ate lunch! lol. training = hungryallthetime :)
    I’m right there with you on the easy meals thing. lately i’ve been craving extra protein and salmon salad, so i buy canned organic wild caught salmon from WF, then mix it with lots of dried herbs, curry powder, vinegar, olive oil, and make a big batch. i cook a big pot of brussel sprouts and some yams, and just eat off of those things. i like having my veggies hot, then adding scoops of the cold salmon salad on top, then drizzling more EVOO on it, yumm. that’s been my quickie meal of choice this week, and i’ve been on this brussel sprouts kick for days! i think it’s because i read that blood type O should avoid brussel sprouts, and that’s me, so of course i immediately want them even more. LOL
    i love love love bell peppers, so i’ll have to try this recipe. i’ve never cooked lentils but love eating them, so i’ll have to break out of my comfort zone and get wild, and cook some lentils 😀

    • AMEN. training = hungryallthetime 😉 HAH.

      lentils are delicious–go try em out! Plus they’re super filling and packed with protein!!

  8. That looks great- the bf and I definitely have to try this. Hmm maybe this weekend? We also love keeping it simple with tuna san choy bou in cute lettuce leaf wraps. So easy but so good.

  9. What could I use instead of laughing cow? Cream cheese? Ricotta?

  10. YUM! Those look amazing! Adding those to my dinners next week!

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