Monday, September 28, 2015

On The Menu

I really like stuffed peppers.
I found this recipe on Skinnytaste and had to give it a try.

Stuffed Peppers 
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/2 pepper • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 160 • Fat: 3 g • Carbs: 19 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 15.5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 119 (without salt)  


For the filling:

1/2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cups frozen corn
1 hot pickled serrano pepper, chopped (or jalepeño) more to taste
1 large diced tomato
1 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 tsp cumin
kosher salt to taste

For the peppers:

3 red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
1/3 cup reduced sodium, fat free chicken broth
9 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Sargento Monterey Jack cheese
1 tbsp chopped scallions, for garnish


In a large skillet brown the turkey and season with salt. When the turkey is browned, add onion, garlic, black beans, cilantro, serrano pepper, diced tomatoes, and cumin. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes. Remove lid, add corn and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until all the liquid reduces.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and stem.  

Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.  

Remove foil, top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of cheese and bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes.  Top with scallions and serve with reduced-fat sour cream if desired (optional).

Stuffed Peppers

I rarely make a recipe as it is written.
I didn't have a tomato or a serrano or jalapeno pepper
so I used a can of Rotel Chile.

On The Menu

It was yummy and looks nice on the fall table! 

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday.


eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love stuffed peppers too. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmm, that sounds good. A nice change from rice/hamburger/tomato stuffed peppers.

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

What a lovely post! We like stuffed peppers too but our fillings are never tasty enough. I must definitely bookmark this post.
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!
PS The photos are wonderful.

Tomoko said...

Your colorful recipe is so beautiful and tempting my appetite! I would like to try your stuffed peppers.
Have a good new week!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow...these look delicious....lovely photos too!

My name is Riet said...

What a lovely recipe. I also love stuffed peppers and this sounds like yummy.

Barb said...

Having company this weekend and may give this colorful recipe a try for lunch!

Donna said...

So many ways to stuff a pepper and these look yummy, colorful and very festive for the season.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We like stuffed peppers but I don't make them often enough. I like your recipe using turkey and black beans.
The plate is quite festive with your colourful meal.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Sharon.

Margie said...


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Yummmma - we love stuffed peppers of any kind. Great photos - love the dishes.

Lorrie said...

Your stuffed peppers look delicious. Your dishes are pretty and suit the Mexican flavor well. Have a good week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Yum Yum, Snap! I love stuffed peppers prepared this way taste so delicious!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Looks just amazing! It is worth a try! Thank you! Have a grand day!

Amy at love made my home said...

They sound delicious! Love the plate they are served on too! xx

DeniseinVA said...

Your recipe not only looks delicious but also very pretty, especially on those colorful plates. I really like those a lot.

Christine said...

Oh my! So tasty! The colours do look great for seasonal eating!

podso said...

My husband loves stuffed peppers and I'm negligent in making them for him. Thanks for the inspiration!