Pizza Stuffed Peppers Recipe @pinch

Jeannie's stuffed peppers are delish! They have all the wonderful pizza flavors stuffed inside bell peppers. We love how she layers the meat, toppings, and cheese. It creates a wonderful bite. If you want, as we did, add your favorite pizza toppings for even more pizza flavor and style. We opted for pepperoni. There is no great story here! I saw some gorgeous green peppers in the grocery store and had the idea of filling them with yummy pizza flavors. I like them because it is made with ground turkey. My hubby likes them because they are delicious! Cheesy, pizza havey goodness.

pizza stuffed peppers
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Turkey Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, pressed
  • 6 large green peppers with tops removed and seeded/reserve pepper part of tops
  • - reserved pepper tops/diced
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) shredded Provel cheese
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fennel seed
  • 2 14 oz jar(s) pizza sauce (or cans, or homemade)
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup(s) large black olives/sliced (optional)
Intructions :
  • Brown ground turkey in olive oil
  • Meanwhile, while the turkey mixture is cooking, place seeded green peppers in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes to soften peppers
  • Once turkey is halfway browned, add garlic, onion, reserved pepper tops, and all spices. Brown turkey the rest of the way and until onions are translucent and green pepper is softened
  • Once turkey mixture is finished cooking, add pizza sauce to the mixture and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Once green peppers are softened in oven and the turkey mixture is finished simmering, fill peppers with alternating layers of stuffing ingredients (cheese, black olives, turkey mixture, in that order), making two layers of each ingredient), ending with turkey mixture as the top layer
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes
  • During the last 2 minutes of baking, remove foil and top stuffed pepper with more Provel cheese and melt/brown cheese under the broiler. Enjoy!
  • Hint: Add layers of any cooked pizza ingredient you like!

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