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Healthy Stuffed Pepper Casserole Recipe

Casserole of ground turkey, chopped bell peppers, riced cauliflower, tomatoes, Italian spices, and cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 tsp paprika smoked
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin, divided
  • 2 cups bell pepper green, yellow, or red
  • 1 tsp Italian spice mix
  • 15 ounces tomatoes petite dices, with garlic and basil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey. Sprinkle with half of the paprika, salt, and pepper, Allow turkey to cook undisturbed for 3-5 minutes so it browns. Turn turkey. Press turkey into the pan. Sprinkle with remainder of paprika, salt, and pepper. Break up turkey and continue to cook until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan, and heat over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower to pan and spread evenly in pan. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes undisturbed. Turn and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 3 minutes and stir. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add chopped onion, and bell pepper to frying pan and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian Spice Mix. Stir and turn occasionally.
  • Return browned turkey, and riced cauliflower to pan. Stir in chopped tomatoes. Mix well.
  • Add turkey and bell pepper mixture to the prepared baking dish. Spread tomato sauce over the top of the mixture. Place the dish on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes to heat through. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2172IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 3mg