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TJ’s for dinner: turkey stuffed peppers

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 peppers (about 24 oz)
  • 12 oz turkey bolognese (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 7 oz bag of arugula or lettuce
  • dressing of choice or olive oil + vinegar
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash peppers and remove top, seeds and membranes.
  3. Prepare bolognese and rice as directed.
  4. Stir together bolognese, rice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional) and 1/2 cup of cheese.
  5. Stand peppers in baking dish and divide rice mixture between the peppers.
  6. Top with remaining cheese and top baking dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes, broiling for 2-3 minutes at the end if necessary to brown cheese.
  9. Meanwhile prepare salad: toss greens with favorite dressing or a simple combination of a drizzle of olive oil, splash of vinegar and salt & pepper.
  10. Serve!