Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: A Wholesome Feast


Delight in the perfect harmony of nutrition and flavor with Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. This dish features bell peppers filled to the brim with a savory mixture of ground turkey, quinoa, and a blend of spices and herbs. It’s a fantastic option for a healthy, satisfying meal that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: A Wholesome Feast

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 (1 stuffed pepper per serving)
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper


  • 4 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed
  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) ground turkey
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces or 3/4 cup) quinoa, cooked
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft. Add the ground turkey, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned.
  3. Stir in the cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Stuff each bell pepper with the turkey and quinoa mixture and place in a baking dish.
  5. Top each pepper with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choose bell peppers that are similar in size for even cooking.
  • You can add other vegetables like spinach or mushrooms to the filling.
  • For a vegetarian version, substitute turkey with more quinoa or a plant-based protein.


  • Can I prepare these stuffed peppers in advance? Yes, you can prepare and refrigerate them a day ahead. Bake when ready to serve.
  • What can I serve with these stuffed peppers? They pair well with a side salad or garlic bread.
  • Can I freeze the stuffed peppers? Yes, they freeze well. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the oven.