Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers

My Mom use to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid, of course I hated them. I really didn’t care for bell peppers until just recently. I didn’t want to make the traditional stuffed pepper with rice and ground beef, so this is my version of a stuffed pepper. It was quite tasty.

 

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers

1 Serving - Serving Size: 1 Stuffed Pepper

My Mom use to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid, of course I hated them. I really didn't care for bell peppers until just recently. I didn't want to make the traditional stuffed pepper with rice and ground beef, so this is my version of a stuffed pepper. It was quite tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup prepared stuffing mix
  • 1/4 cup santa fe style mixed vegetables, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup ground turkey sausage, browned
  • 1 bell pepper, cored and seeded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Carefully cut the top of the pepper off.
  3. If needed, shave a bit of pepper off the bottom of the pepper to allow it to stand upright.
  4. Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  5. Place peppers standing upright into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Using a paring knife, remove the core and the seeds.
  7. You may dice up the top of the pepper and add it to the filling if desired.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the prepared stuffing, vegetables, turkey and most of the cheese.
  9. Toss gently to blend everything together.
  10. Using a spoon, pack the filling into the body of the pepper.
  11. Press down firmly on the filling to cause it to spread out to the entire cavity of the pepper.
  12. Bake peppers in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until pepper is tender.
  13. Remove from heat, sprinkle the top of the pepper with the reserved cheese.
  14. Return to the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  15. Serve hot.

Notes

Please note that recipe ingredient amounts are per pepper.

http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2013/09/24/santa-fe-stuffed-peppers/

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pepper
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 184.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.5g 32%
Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%
Trans Fat 3.0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1014mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 34.5g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Sugars 7.9g
Protein 17.8g 36%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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