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Monday, 24 May 2021

Turkey and Spring Green Stuffed Peppers


These meaty stuffed peppers make a satisfying lunch or dinner option, using lean turkey mince and plenty of fresh spring greens to make a healthy filling. With a little bit of cheese for a golden topping, they are easy to make and sure to become a favourite.

Ingredients
Serves Four
4 Ramiro (pointed sweet) peppers
sunflower oil spray
1 leek, thinly sliced
250g lean turkey mince
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
250ml chicken stock
2 tbsp light soft cheese with garlic and herbs
120g spring greens, sliced
½ lemon, juiced
50g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
handful rocket, to serve (optional)

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Halve the peppers lengthways and scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon (discard the seeds). Transfer to a lined baking tray (or two smaller trays). Spray with a little oil, season, then roast for 15 mins.
2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and spray with the oil. Add the leek and cook for 5 mins or until softened. Add the mince and brown, stirring to break up any clumps. Add the mustard and stock and simmer for 2 mins before adding the soft cheese. Stir into the sauce until melted.
3. Add the greens, cook for 5 mins, stirring often, until wilted and the sauce coats the mince. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste.
4. Pile the filling into the peppers, scatter with the Cheddar, then return to the oven for 20 mins until the cheese is golden. Serve up 2 halves per plate with a handful of rocket.

Each Serving Contains
Fat 8g Carbohydrate 10g Protein 22.5g Fibre 3.9g
From original idea here

Turkey is one of those tasty meats that is positively good for you. It has essential nutrients that are good for the whole family. It contains:

Protein, which nourishes every cell of your body. Protein helps build muscles and bones, so is essential for childhood development. But you may not be aware that it’s also needed to stop muscle wasting, so is crucial as you get older too.
B Vitamins, which help to unlock the energy from foods. Turkey breast is a source of vitamin B6, which helps keep your red blood cells healthy and reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Selenium, which helps keep your hair and nails healthy, it is also needed to keep your immunity topped up, and is also vital as a protection against damage to your cells and tissues.
Phosphorus, is needed for normal growth and development of bones, it also helps to release the energy from food.

Some other recipes you may like
Red Peppers Stuffed With Cod - more details here
Sicilian Baked Red Peppers - more details here
Turkey Bake, with Broccoli and Mushrooms in a creamy sauce - more details here

A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

37 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Sounds good and a brilliant post as always. x

magiceye said...

Looks beautifully delicious.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta, he hecho tomates y achochas rellenas pero no pimientos . Te mando un beso

Martha said...

Yummy! Have a great week Jan. :)

Tom said...

...I love stuffed peppers.

peppylady (Dora) said...

It been while since I had stuff peppers.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Margaret D said...

That does sound wonderful and tasty.

Elephant's Child said...

Not for me. Peppers/capsicums are one of the foods that I like MUCH better raw than cooked.

Jo said...

It looks delicious, filling and healthy too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I especially love the red peppers. These look really good and a unique design compared to how I stuff mine.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks wonderful, yummy! Valerie

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm deve de ser delicioso.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Great recipe in addition to very nutritious and appetizing looks healthy and gives a great desire to try it.
Happy Week.
Best regards.

Unknown said...

Well that looks delicious! I love stuffed peppers, but would never thought to stuff them with turkey!
All the best
Tor
www.thatmumtravellife.com

eileeninmd said...

The stuffed peppers look delicious, very colorful too.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

CJ Kennedy said...

Yum! 😋

Divers and Sundry said...

It's been so long since I had a stuffed pepper! That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Looks delicious.

Martha said...

Very yummy! Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've not done them in 30 years, I think!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love peppers Jan, red are my fav but I never think of stuffing them, I definitely will do now though 😊

Christine said...

Looks wonderful!

Teresa said...

Seguro que está muy bueno. Un beso.

Debbie said...

ooooh this sounds so amazing!!

Sue said...

These look delicious, I do like stuffed peppers. Have a great week, Sue xx

bill burke said...

I love stuffed peppers.

The Happy Whisk said...

Ohhhh my gosh! LOVE me some stuffed peppers. And that bright red is super duper fun.

Anita said...

ohh looks soo nice feeling hungry wow do you make this yourself it is great
thanx for sharing

Jeanie said...

I love stuffing salads and such in raw peppers but somehow don't like them cooked and soft!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde. Obrigado pela receita maravilhosa e gostosa.

DVArtist said...

Yummm great recipe.

happyone said...

Looks like a great recipe!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Stuffed peppers are such a great, healthy meal. We make them regularly, changing up the ingredients. I love how the leftovers reheat well too.

Sandra Cox said...

With or without the turkey, this sounds yummy:)
Thanks for sharing, Jan.

My name is Erika. said...

Those ooks so yummy!

William Kendall said...

That sounds good.

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good and different! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!