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15May, 21
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Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet

All the flavors of our favorite stuffed bell peppers…but way faster!

Traditional Stuffed Bell Peppers can take a few hours to make and bake, this skillet meal can be on the table in about 30 minutes! Perfect for a satisfying weeknight dinner idea!

My great-grandmother used to make THE BEST stuffed peppers when I was a girl.

I can still taste them and recall the delicious aroma throughout the house…they would take her hours and hours to make.

THIS version is a QUICK skillet spin on that traditional stuffed pepper, AND these only take about 30 minutes to prepare.

I’m excited for you to try this variation.

I doubled the recipe to make LOTS for future lunches throughout the week! #mealprep

6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 1- 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste, about 1/4 teaspoon each
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes or fire-roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 1 – 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack or cheddar cheese or cheese of choice


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees f.

Heat the oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions, garlic, and peppers for about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the ground turkey and continue to cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, just until it starts to brown, 6-8 minutes.

Stir in all the seasonings together with the balsamic vinegar, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and rice.

Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and transfer your skillet into the preheated oven.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is nicely golden.



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