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Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Traditional stuffed peppers get a healthy upgrade by using quinoa instead of white rice and lean ground turkey instead of beef. Then we add a few tasty veggies for an extra kick of nutrition.

Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 (14 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 3 bell peppers, halved, seeded
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, onions and kale. Cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add ground turkey, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, and cook 5-7 minutes or until turkey is cooked through. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Add quinoa and tomatoes. Stir to combine, reduce heat to low and let simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Place pepper halves in baking dish and fill with turkey mixture. Cover loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven, top peppers with cheese and bake 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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