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Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

Stuffed peppers normally have lots of rice and cheese in the recipe. Since I am trying to have really clean recipes lately, these turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier way to enjoy this traditional dish.

These turkey stuffed peppers are clean eating at its best. They are Paleo, Whole30 compliant and Gluten Free, too!  

There is no rice or other carby fillings.  Drained chopped peppers and wilted spinach combine with the ground turkey to make a flavorful filling.  

These ground turkey stuffed peppers are Paleo, Whole30, and Gluten Free. They are easy to make and super tasty.

My husband loves to “find bargains” for me when we grocery shop.  The other day he came upon a basket of orange peppers that were on sale for 3 for $1.  

Into the cart they went and when he brought them home, I knew that stuffed peppers would be on the menu this week!basket of bell peppers

The flavor was really helped out with a big bunch of fresh parsley, basil and oregano that I have growing on my deck. Fresh parsley, basil and oregano

Let’s make some turkey stuffed peppers!

This recipe is really easy to make.  Basically you do a stir fry and then spoon everything into the cleaned peppers and bake them.

Start by removing the tops of the peppers and cleaning out the seeds and membranes.  All ready to stuff!cleaned bell peppers

Add olive oil to a non stick frying pan and brown the ground turkey, then cook the extra peppers, fresh herbs, spinach and garlic with salt and pepper until the veggies are soft and the spinach is wilted.ground turkey filling

Spoon everything into the cleaned peppers and into the oven they go for about 25 minutes.

Time for dinner!

I thought I would miss the cheese that normally comes on the top of stuffed peppers but the filling was so flavorful, I didn’t mind it at all. They are light, tasty and filling, in spite of the fact that there is no rice in the mixture.turkey stuffed peppers

My husband loved them, which is high praise since he is a carb and cheese fanatic. Looks like his supermarket bargain was a big hit!take a bite of these paleo stuffed peppers

If you love ground turkey recipes, check out my ground turkey slow cooker chili.  Super tasty!

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Turkey Stuffed Peppers - Paleo - Whole30 - Gluten Free

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

These ground turkey stuffed peppers are a fabulous way to get a good helping of vegetables in your diet in a tasty way

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 3 large peppers
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 3 small peppers (I used tri color peppers to give the dish lots of color) chopped
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 3 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp each of fresh parsley, basil and oregano
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 º F. Clean the peppers and save the tops of the large ones.
  2. Add the olive oil to a non stick pan and cook the ground turkey until it is no longer pink.
  3. Add the chopped small peppers, and garlic and cook until the peppers are tender. Stir in the spinach and fresh herbs and cook until it wilts.
  4. Stir in the drained tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the peppers, and add the tops.
  6. Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380.8Total Fat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 4.4gUnsaturated Fat: 12.8gCholesterol: 112.2mgSodium: 789.9mgCarbohydrates: 16.3gFiber: 5.0gSugar: 9.7gProtein: 33.8g

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Shelly Firebaugh

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

These are delicious! Thanks for the recipe inspiration! Instead of chopping up 3 of the peppers, I stuffed all 6! Doubled the ground turkey & spinach and added chopped carrots, riced cauliflower and an extra 1/2 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes to the filling. Will definitely make again!


Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Glad you enjoyed the recipe Shelly. Carol

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