Stuffed Peppers

As I mentioned ealier in the week, this weekend I came across some amazing Southern Bloggers, just by chance.. Of course I was intrigued when I came across a blog named I'm a NOLA girl.. But it gets better within a few minutes of reading I learned, she is a fellow sorority girl, is headed to France and loves to cook..... I can't wait to read her blog in the future, as it sounds as though we have quite a bit in common This Recipe compliments of I'm NOLA Girl

Turkey Stuffed Peppers from Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 servings (1/2 pepper) • Time: 55 minutes • Points: 4.5 ww points
1 lb lean chopped turkey meat  (Very lean ground beef could be substituted)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 onion, minced (I used half an onion and less turkey figuring I'd bulk up the dish with veggies instead of meat).
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (I added a quarter cup of cilantro)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin powder
(1/8 chipotle chili powder)
salt to taste
3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (I left mine al dente so it would not become mushy when baking)
Olive oil spray
1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Heat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey. Season with salt and garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin and brown meat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Combine cooked rice and meat together.

Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can. Place all stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy.
I'm a Nola Girl topped her peppers with cheese and chopped cilantro and returned then to the oven.  She turned on the broiler for about five minutes so that the cheese would melt and the pepper would brown slightly. 


  1. That looks delicious! I don't really like peppers (but I'm learning to) and Matt would love that meal...

  2. Thanks for sharing!!!

    We also share a love of the New Orleans Saints!! I went back and read your posts leading up to the Superbowl and found myself turning into a blubbering mess. It still feels unreal sometimes. PS - Drew and Brittany Brees are expecting their second baby! Little ONe will be here in October just in time to see Daddy win his second superbowl MVP title!

    Have a wonderful weekend!