Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers a try. This recipe makes 6 servings with 239 calories, 24g of protein, and 9g of fat each. For $2.48 per serving, this recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires pecorino romano, salt, onion, and ground turkey. 10 people have tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 75%, this dish is pretty good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Stuffed Red Bell Peppers, Vegetarian Stuffed Red Bell Peppers, and Stuffed Red Bell Peppers With Tuna.

Servings: 6

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 short red bell pepper, halved and seeded

1 short yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup dried plain bread crumbs

1 large egg

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 1/2 cups marinara sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, grated

1 short orange bell pepper, halved and seeded

1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano

1 teaspoon salt

2 zucchini, ends removed, halved lengthwise and crosswise

Equipment:

oven

baking pan

whisk

bowl

melon baller

kitchen thermometer

Cooking instruction summary:

Watch how to make this recipe. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly drizzle the olive oil into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Whisk the onion, parsley, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese and bread crumbs. Mix in the turkey. Cover and refrigerate the turkey mixture. Using a melon baller or spoon, carefully scrape out the seeds and inner flesh from the zucchini, leaving 1/8-inch-thick shells. Be careful not to pierce through the skin. Fill the zucchini and pepper halves with the turkey mixture, dividing equally and mounding slightly. Arrange the stuffed vegetables in the baking dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the stuffed vegetables. Bake uncovered until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown and a thermometer inserted into the filling registers 165 degrees F, about 45 minutes. Transfer the stuffed vegetables to a platter and serve.

 

Step by step:


1. Watch how to make this recipe.

2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

3. Lightly drizzle the olive oil into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.

4. Whisk the onion, parsley, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese and bread crumbs.

5. Mix in the turkey. Cover and refrigerate the turkey mixture.

6. Using a melon baller or spoon, carefully scrape out the seeds and inner flesh from the zucchini, leaving 1/8-inch-thick shells. Be careful not to pierce through the skin. Fill the zucchini and pepper halves with the turkey mixture, dividing equally and mounding slightly. Arrange the stuffed vegetables in the baking dish.

7. Pour the marinara sauce over the stuffed vegetables.

8. Bake uncovered until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown and a thermometer inserted into the filling registers 165 degrees F, about 45 minutes.

9. Transfer the stuffed vegetables to a platter and serve.


Nutrition Information:

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237k Calories
23g Protein
9g Total Fat
16g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
237k
12%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
2g
15%

Carbohydrates
16g
5%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
78mg
26%

Sodium
936mg
41%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
23g
48%

Vitamin C
96mg
117%

Vitamin B6
1mg
53%

Vitamin A
2595IU
52%

Vitamin K
52µg
50%

Vitamin B3
9mg
46%

Selenium
21µg
31%

Phosphorus
303mg
30%

Potassium
808mg
23%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
19%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Manganese
0.36mg
18%

Folate
71µg
18%

Magnesium
59mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Fiber
3g
14%

Iron
2mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Calcium
107mg
11%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.54µg
9%

Vitamin D
0.5µg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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