Pizza-Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers packed with turkey, pepperoni and pasta - slow cooked for a cheesy dinner.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta
4
cups boiling water
6
small bell peppers (about 5 oz each)
1/2
package (1 1/4-lb size) lean ground turkey (about 10 oz)
1/2
cup diced pepperoni (about 2 1/2 oz)
1
can (15 oz) pizza sauce
1 1/2
cups shredded pizza cheese blend (6 oz)
1/2
cup water
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, cook pasta in 4 cups boiling water 3 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well. Meanwhile, cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top; reserve tops. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. To make peppers stand upright, cut thin slice off bottom of each.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook turkey and pepperoni over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Stir in pizza sauce, 1 cup of the cheese and the cooked pasta. Divide turkey filling among peppers.
  • 3 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour 1/2 cup water into cooker. Stand peppers upright in cooker; replace pepper tops. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 Remove pepper tops; reserve. Top filling with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Cover; cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. To remove peppers from cooker, lift out with large slotted spoon, using tongs to support peppers (do not squeeze). Garnish with pepper tops.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    530mg
    530%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    60%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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