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5 from 1 vote

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet
This Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet is a healthy one pot dinner made with ground turkey and brown rice. This recipe is my kids' favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 350kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups quick-cooking brown rice I used Minute Rice, look for one that cooks in 10 minutes
  • 1 cup cheddar and/or Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes. Add ground turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook, breaking it up into pieces, until browned.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, water, and rice. Bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, until rice is tender. Stir in ½ cup cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese and fresh parsley. Serve.


Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1995IU | Vitamin C: 72.6mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 5.2mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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