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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Sept 30 2017 /Courtesy of: OneDishKitchen

 

Ingredients

  • 4 green bell peppers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic , minced

  • 3/4 pounds ground turkey or ground beef

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups spinach , loosely packed

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , shredded

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cut off top 1/2-inch of peppers. Scoop seeds from cavities. Discard tops.

  3. Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Immerse peppers into boiling water for 3 minutes.

  4. Carefully remove peppers from the hot water and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle insides with a pinch of salt and invert on the paper towels to drain well.

  5. In a skillet cook onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

  6. Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook until browned. Stir in the basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

  7. Pour in the diced tomatoes along with their juices. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  8. Stir in the spinach. Remove from heat.

  9. Stir in cheese.

  10. Fill pepper cavities with ground turkey mixture. Stand peppers in greased baking dish.

  11. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes.