Kid’s Kitchen: Stuffed Peppers


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Trying to get the whole family to eat together? Here’s a recipe that you and your kids can cook and eat together.

This recipe is a family recipe and also happens to be my favorite. The highlighted directions are the things that young kids can help you with. The recipe is simple, but may take awhile to cook rice and ground turkey.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

10-20 minutes to prep. and 1 1/2 hours total

Servings: 4


4 bell peppers (any color)

1 lb. of ground turkey

1 1/2 c. of brown rice

1-16 oz. can of tomato sauce

1/2 c. of part-skim mozzarella cheese


1.) Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.) Using a colander, rinse the peppers. Then transfer to a cutting board, cut the tops off, and remove the seeds.

3.) Next, set a large pot of water on the stove and place the four peppers in the pot. Cook on medium high heat until just slightly tender. The peppers should retain their bright color.

4.) While the peppers cook, cook the rice over the stove until cooked. (You can have your kids pour the rice into the pot)

5.) In a skillet cook the ground turkey completely with a tablespoon of canola oil. Pour the cans of tomato sauce slowly into the skillet. Don’t splash.

6.) Once the rice is fully cooked, drain and transfer to the skillet. Mix turkey and tomato sauce mixture with the rice.

7.) Take out a deep dish pan and place the peppers into it. Stuff the peppers with the turkey and rice mixture. Put the tops of the peppers back on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

8.) Layer the rest of the turkey and rice mixture around the four peppers. Place in over for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Bon appetit!  Here’s to hoping that you and your family can gather in the kitchen to cook and to eat.